Boxing Forums


.



User Tag List

Thanks Thanks:  0
Likes Likes:  1
Dislikes Dislikes:  0
Results 1 to 5 of 5

Thread: Callum Smith v Canelo

Share/Bookmark
  1. #1
    Join Date
    Jul 2007
    Posts
    58,280
    Mentioned
    1535 Post(s)
    Tagged
    1 Thread(s)
    Punch Power
    2766
    Cool Clicks

    Default Callum Smith v Canelo

    Callum Smith hopes dominating super-middleweight will get ‘Canelo’ calling

    Callum Smith believes the onus is on his shoulders to establish his supremacy at super-middleweight and leave Saul ‘Canelo’ Alvarez with little option but to agree to a high-profile showdown.

    Smith, as the WBA ‘Super’ champion and holder of the prestigious Ring Magazine belt, is regarded by many as the number one fighter in the 168lbs division and a bout against Alvarez would generate huge levels of interest.

    Before coronavirus brought major sporting events to a standstill, Smith was on the shortlist to face Alvarez but the Mexican superstar was instead on the verge of signing a deal to fight WBO champion Billy Joe Saunders.

    There is no bitterness from Smith, who is instead focused on his own career path and is eyeing contests against fellow Briton Saunders as well as WBC champion David Benavidez and IBF belt holder Caleb Plant.

    If he can dethrone any of the trio, Smith knows he would edge closer to facing Alvarez, who has held world titles in four weight classes between light-middleweight and light-heavyweight.

    Smith, who has won all 27 of his professional contests, told the PA news agency: “If I keep winning and do unify the division then the demand for the fight would be a lot bigger.

    “I wouldn’t say it would be forced but it may be the only fight possible for each other if I clean out the super-middleweight division and if he’s in that division then I’m the only fight for him.



    “Whereas at the minute, there are four champions he can pick from, there are other fighters at different weights he can pick from.

    “I’ve just got to make it my position to get some of the other belts so that the only fight for him at super-middle that makes sense is me.

    “But If the fight comes, it comes. If it doesn’t then it doesn’t. It’s a great fight and one I would love but I’m not going to sit round and stall my own career waiting for it when it could never, ever happen.

    “I’m just going to go after the other champions and just make my own career a better career.

    “There are four world champions but I believe I’m the number one and I’d like to think over the next year or two, we can clear that up and hopefully just get the one champion.”

    While Smith seems satisfied with what he has already achieved in his career, it is that sense of unfinished business which is currently stopping him from moving up to light-heavyweight.

    Smith’s height of 6ft 3in means he is taller than all of the leading contenders at 175lbs but he said: “It is a jump that I will do but when and how, I’m not too sure.

    “I believe I’m big enough and good enough to go up and become a world champion at 175. But there’s big fights and big opportunities for me still at 168 so I’d like to do as much as I can before making the jump up.

    “If none of the big fights can be made at 168 then I’ll make the jump up a little bit earlier than I would like.”



    The Liverpudlian earlier this week returned to his training base in Bolton, albeit with a number of restrictions including no sparring as part of the latest guidance from the Government and the British Boxing Board of Control.

    Just being able to use the punching bag is a sign of things slowly returning to normal for Smith, who admitted he would reluctantly fight behind closed doors if necessary.

    He added: “If it’s a case of waiting a couple of more months to fight with a crowd then of course I’d choose that.

    “But if there’s not going to be crowds for another 12 months then you’ve just got to bite the bullet and get on with it. I can’t really afford to be taking 12 months out at this stage of my career.”

    https://uk.sports.yahoo.com/news/cal...090049688.html
    Do not let success go to your head and do not let failure get to your heart.

  2. #2
    Join Date
    Apr 2020
    Location
    Uttar Pradesh, India
    Posts
    1,788
    Mentioned
    19 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Punch Power
    42
    Cool Clicks

    Default Re: Callum Smith v Canelo

    Callum will get shellacked

  3. #3
    Join Date
    May 2005
    Location
    Paradise
    Posts
    22,157
    Mentioned
    484 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Punch Power
    1710
    Cool Clicks

    Default Re: Callum Smith v Canelo

    Quote Originally Posted by Master View Post
    Callum Smith hopes dominating super-middleweight will get ‘Canelo’ calling

    Callum Smith believes the onus is on his shoulders to establish his supremacy at super-middleweight and leave Saul ‘Canelo’ Alvarez with little option but to agree to a high-profile showdown.


    Sadly, with these first two sentences alone Callum shows he knows nothing about how Canelo operates.

    If by "dominating super-middleweight" he thinks he'll get Canelo "calling"....... he's got another thing coming. Canelo has to smell blood in the water. Pick off the weak calves from the herd while chasing trinkets. That's what it's all about.

    "...leaving Canelo with little option but to agree to a high-profile showdown...."?? LMAO. What planet is Callum living in??

    You don't give Canelo "little options but to agree" to ANYTHING. Canelo, through a career of careful hype and cherry-picking, has become the handsome, red-headed face of boxing. The money maker. The ultimate A-side.

    If Canelo wants to drag you to 164.35 pounds, with Alvarez family judges sitting ringside in Las Vegas (Spanish name, by the way) and godfather Sulaiman standing guard to watch the proceedings..... then that's EXACTLY what you're going to do.

    Callum needs to get off that cloud and back to Earth.

    Or change whatever weed he's on.

  4. #4
    Join Date
    Sep 2013
    Posts
    4,619
    Mentioned
    66 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Punch Power
    434
    Cool Clicks

    Default Re: Callum Smith v Canelo

    Callum needs to beat Ryder

  5. #5
    Join Date
    May 2019
    Posts
    1,899
    Mentioned
    22 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Punch Power
    96
    Cool Clicks

    Default Re: Callum Smith v Canelo

    callum knew canelo would decapitate him, so he wanted big money if he was going to be executed
    Apply shame. Apply fame. The crook and the flail.

Thread Information

Users Browsing this Thread

There are currently 1 users browsing this thread. (0 members and 1 guests)

     

Similar Threads

  1. Callum Smith v John Ryder
    By Master in forum Fight Threads
    Replies: 94
    Last Post: 11-29-2019, 10:33 PM
  2. Callum Smith may challenge Kovalev
    By Beanz in forum Boxing Talk
    Replies: 3
    Last Post: 02-10-2019, 01:29 AM
  3. Golovkin v Callum Smith
    By smashup in forum Boxing Talk
    Replies: 15
    Last Post: 11-01-2018, 03:34 AM
  4. Callum Smith v Hofkitnzts
    By Master in forum Fight Threads
    Replies: 40
    Last Post: 02-26-2018, 02:23 AM
  5. How are you watching Callum Smith vs Hofkitnzt?
    By Vendettos in forum Boxing Talk
    Replies: 4
    Last Post: 02-25-2018, 03:53 PM

Bookmarks

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •  





Boxing | Boxing Photos | Boxing News | Boxing Videos | Boxing Forum | Boxing Books | Boxing Posters | Learn to Box | Advanced Fighting Methods | Boxing Rankings | Boxing Schedule | Auctions | Fun and Games | Boxing Equipment

Copyright © 2000 - 2020 Saddo Boxing - Boxing