Liam Smith is going to defend his WBO World Super-Welterweight Title against Canelo Alvarez this Saturday 17th. Liam has already defended his title two times against Jimmy Kelly Jr and Pregrad Radosevic.
For Canelo Alvarez this is an opportunity to have another world title, he previously held title belts from the WBA and WBC. In Canelo’s last fight in May vs Amir Khan he thru an amazing punch to knock out Amir Khan and retained his middleweight crown.
This time Canelo is going up in weight from 154 to 160 and he says that no matter what weight a fighter is competing at, it takes hard work and dedication.
Oscar De La Hoya was asked; what does Liam Smith provide in term of helping Canelo to get ready for a potential fight with GGG? “Well, first of all, Canelo takes every fight seriously and never looks past anyone. Liam Smith is an undefeated fighter, the WBO Junior Middleweight Champion of the world, has knocked out his last eight opponents and comes from an outstanding boxing family. The plan is to face Smith – a big, bruising 154-pounder – in September, and if Canelo emerges victorious, to start making his way up to 160 pounds and fight Golovkin on equal turf (in terms of weight). ‘’
We will see what happens this Saturday, Liam Smith is very confident and prepared for this fight, and they say that he helped Amir Khan prepare for his fight vs Canelo so he already knows some insights of Canelo’s game.
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