Callum Smith Issues Statement On Loss To Canelo Alvarez
Callum Smith has spoken out on his loss to Canelo Alvarez.
Smith put the WBA (Super) and The Ring Super-Middleweight Titles on the line against Canelo on December 19. The vacant WBC gold was also on the line. Smith simply couldn’t get into a rhythm as Canelo was able to walk him down. Canelo also battered the left arm of Smith early on to take away his signature hook.
After 12 rounds of action, Canelo earned the unanimous decision victory. Reports have surfaced claiming that Smith suffered a detached bicep in the fight and will require surgery.
The former champion took to his Instagram account to issue a statement on his defeat at the hands of Canelo.
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“Thanks for all your support over the last week. Not the result I wanted and losing for the first time is a tough pill to swallow. I had a dream of becoming a World Champion and was lucky enough to achieve that. To lose something you’ve worked your whole life for is hard. Saturday just wasn’t my night. Time to switch off now and spend some time with my amazing family. See you all soon.”
This was the first defeat in Smith’s pro boxing career. He now falls to 27-1. Fight fans are left to wonder how Smith will bounce back. Before he shared the ring with Canelo, Smith had a questionable performance against John Ryder. Many believe Smith didn’t show up in true form for the fight. It’ll be interesting to see if he can achieve the same success he did against the likes of George Groves and Rocky Fielding.