Canelo Alvarez vs. Callum Smith highlighted the results, highlight: Alvarez claimed two 168-pound titles with the decision


Canelo Alvarez entered the ring on Saturday for a comeback in San Antonio and already saw the label as the pound-for-pound king of the game. He left with a pair of super middleweight world titles and a warning to someone else over wearing a belt when he said, “We’re coming for more.”

Alvarez won a major world title in his fourth division by beating Calum Smith well inside the Almodome in a unanimous decision (119–109 twice, 117–111). The Mexican superstar, who entered with the secondary WBA title, captured Smith’s full WBA belt and the vacant WBC Championship.

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“I did a great job after 13 months of layoffs,” Alvarez said. “I’m the best in the world. Through the third round, I tried to see what he brings in terms of skill, but I showed what I am.”

Not only that, Alvarez was never in trouble, taking advantage of Smith seven inches inside and comfortably gaining height and pinning Smith with the ropes. Alvarez worked on the body and split Smith’s high guard with uppercase and rigid right hands.

Alvarez, 30, was statistically more effective. He shot Smith’s left and right shots. Alvarez also knocked him out in 12 rounds with a margin of 209 to 97. In addition to taking 43 percent of the punch overall, Alvarez landed 57 percent of his power shots.

“I feel great at 168. I don’t want to fight with a scale,” Alvarez said. “After 13 months, you saw what I could do. This is one of the best nights for me and one of the greatest nights I have had the title to unite me. Soon, I will go for more. “

Alvarez (54-1-2, 36 KOs), who also holds the WBA middleweight title, vacated the WBC light heavyweight title he won in 2019 and seems to be focused on uniting the title at super middleweight, which now A promotion and network is a free agent.

“Alvarez said,” I want to unite. I want all belts and it doesn’t matter who is who. ”

Asked if he still faces a trilogy fight with rival Gennady Golovkin, GGG easily saved his IBF title at 160 pounds after one night, Alvarez could only roll his eyes and smile .

“Alvarez said,” I walk with no one. I just showed that I fought against the best. “If he’s going to take the fight, I’ll take it. But I showed the world that I fight the best.”

Smith (27–1, 19 KOs) was ineffective from start to end. The 30-year-old native of England outperformed his older brother Liam, whom Alvarez held onto at 154 pounds against the 2016 title, but not by much.

“I believed and I never wanted to lose,” Smith said. “I came here to win, but it wasn’t my night. He was great tonight, so I convinced him to play. I had a sore throat and may have lost weight. I Doesn’t sound as good as I used to be. No excuse. He was a better man tonight. ”

Although Smith was able to keep the distance, he relentlessly retreated and was never ready to risk it all to hurt Alvarez. There was a lot of difference in speed between them. But Smith was also overwhelmed by Alvarez’s talent and ring IQ at every turn.

Smith said, “He’s just smart and smart. He traps a little and keeps you thinking constantly.” “Before you know it, he’s there. I credit him for being clever. His job was good for a little boy. My defense was good. That nail was very hard to clean, but he absolutely It was what I thought it would be. “

CBS Sports was with you all the way on Saturday, so. Be sure to follow along with the live results and highlights below.

Fight card, result

  • Canelo Alvarez (C) def. Callum Smith (119–109, 119–109, 117–113) via unanimous decision to claim WBA, WBC Super Middleense title
  • Defeated Mark Castro. Luis Xavier Valades via third round TKO
  • Frank Sanchez defeats Julian Fernandez via seventh round TKO
  • Defeated Raymond Ford. Juan Antonio Lopez via seventh round TKO
  • Defeated Austin Williams. Isia Jones via first round TKO

Canelo vs Smith Scorecard, Live Coverage

Canelo 10 10 10 10 10 10 10 10 10 10 10 10 120
Blacksmith 9 9 9 9 9 9 9 9 9 9 9 9 108

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