Canelo v Callum Smith

Discussion in 'British Boxing Forum' started by Scissors, Dec 18, 2020.

Who've you got and how?

Poll closed Dec 20, 2020.
  1. Smith points

    2 vote(s)
  2. Smith KO/TKO

    11 vote(s)
  3. Canelo points

    14 vote(s)
  4. Canelo KO/TKO

    39 vote(s)
  5. Draw

    0 vote(s)
  1. Coybig

    Coybig Member Full Member

    Feb 22, 2020
    Smith - a 6ft3 giant at the weight, who fights as a 5ft6 fighter, amazing coaching from Joe once again. We all seen this coming a mile away, Smith is so basic and has a bang average trainer, he never stood a chance.
    The only fighter I could see coming close to Canelo is a fit and motivated BJS, who could possibly out point him, but BJS has spunked his career away.
  2. Smudge_

    Smudge_ Teak tough Full Member

    Jan 23, 2018
    I predicted a comfortable points win for Canelo, but I didn't think it would be THAT easy. Smith wasn't able utilise any of his physical advantages and was bullied by the much smaller man. Canelo was just levels above Smith and is a joy to watch. He was able to close the distance between them effortlessly and seemed like he was able to hit Smith whenever he chose to, upstairs and downstairs. The only positives you could say about Smith was his determination to last the distance. He was visibly hurt a few times and thought he came close to going down or even stopped in the championship rounds. I think Canelo beats anybody at SMW. For his next opponent I'd like to see him up at light heavyweight to a get a proper test. Canelo vs Beterbiev would be an exciting match-up, but I think it's more likely he'll stay at SMW and pick up at least another belt there first. He would deal with Saunders or Plant pretty easily as well IMO. You can make a strong case for Canelo being P4P numero uno right now. Absolute quality fighter.
  3. DirtyOldTown

    DirtyOldTown Well-Known Member Full Member

    Jul 24, 2016
    He could have had 4 years notice, the result would be the same.
  4. Skyver

    Skyver Active Member Full Member

    Apr 29, 2015
    Smiths a good fighter but as most thought this was really a mismatch.and it would be the same with BJS if he gets the ginger ticket.
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  5. boxberry92

    boxberry92 Member Full Member

    Jun 22, 2008
    Callum Smith looked like a giant compared to Canelo from the DAZN camera angle and yet he chose to spend the whole fight backing off, going backwards and towards the end took a beating sitting on the ropes.

    That's fine if you have the footwork of Mayweather, Lara or even Billy Joe Saunders but Smith really gave himself no chance in that fight, despite having a pretty good first round.

    It's possible he injured his arm earlier in the fight and kept it to himself until the end of the 8th round, but he boxed to Canelo's strengths and was disappointing last night, and made it easy for Canelo to utilise his superior foot work and ring generalship. Kovalev did the same thing, yet Mayweather kept the centre of the ring for a lot of the fight, never really sat on the ropes and actually had Canelo backing up later in the fight.

    It was another great payday for a fighter who has way overachieved financially in his career, very similar to Bellew and I can see him retiring now, because unlike Bellew, Callum needs an opponent to sell the fight and make PPV type money.

    I actually think Billy Joe Saunders gives Canelo a tough nights work, especially for the first six rounds and if he can build momentum early might run him close like Lara.
  6. Jurgen

    Jurgen Pay Per Pudding Advisor banned Full Member

    Sep 30, 2016
    The Matchroom FC spin machine will now focus on building Saunders v Smith on a pay per pudding.
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  7. Jurgen

    Jurgen Pay Per Pudding Advisor banned Full Member

    Sep 30, 2016
    Ginger Ticket :aplastao:
  8. kojak

    kojak Well-Known Member Full Member

    Apr 22, 2012
    If Smith decides to continue on he needs to go up to LHW without a doubt.
  9. Wass1985

    Wass1985 Boxing Junkie Full Member

    Feb 18, 2012
    Why, he's just been bullied by a midget WW.

    He needs to stay away from the big boys and stick to domestic fights.
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  10. alpo1

    alpo1 Active Member Full Member

    Dec 10, 2005
    I doubt BJS will want that canelo smoke now. He's a ginger mexican tank
  11. kojak

    kojak Well-Known Member Full Member

    Apr 22, 2012
    Sure he has but imo making weight is now impacting him imo.

    How many times have we seen fighters who have moved up after staying at weight that impacts there performance/strength, perform a lot better afterwards as a result of not having to boil down to a weight they've been at since turning pro.
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  12. Little brian

    Little brian Active Member Full Member

    Jul 21, 2019
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  13. Donald Donaldson

    Donald Donaldson Member Full Member

    Oct 1, 2020
    Didn't stay up for this, watched it this morning. It's not easy to get excited about a fight where the result is a foregone conclusion.

    The only question was would he go the full 12 rounds, he did so deserves some respect for that.

    Still quite strange to see a (very much) blown up welterweight backing up a giant super middle weight consistently 2nd round onwards, especially when whatever you think of Callum he does carry respectable power and can punch. Obviously Canelo didn't think so as he barely took a backwards step all night.

    As one sided as it was (had Callum Smith winning 1 round) I don't think Callum actually took as bad a bating as it looked. A lot of the shots the US pundits were going crazy about were partially blocked/deflected landing shots where a good 50% of the sting would have been taken out of them. There's still some good fights out there between Smith-Saunders-Eubank-Ryder so there's still plenty of big fights out there for him even without a belt.
  14. DirtyOldTown

    DirtyOldTown Well-Known Member Full Member

    Jul 24, 2016
    I can just hear Adam Smith now. "A cracking domestic match-up".
  15. Cookiedough

    Cookiedough Member Full Member

    Feb 18, 2020
    I can see your point and agree about the belts. Maybe a little harsh, regards average British fighter, as styles do make fights, and Canelo is an absolutely awesome boxer.
    For me as a fan, this fight wasn’t that interesting as I genuinely believed Smith had very little chance. I wanted him to win, and watched it but going off his last performance with Ryder, gave him very little chance. Now if it had been Smith vs Saunders, wow, now I am interested. A very much 50/50 fight but no real marquee name.
    We need to get these domestic clashes on while British boxing is firing on four. I think we have reached the peak and are starting a slow decline. We have already lost Khan vs Brook, let’s not lose Saunders vs Smith vs Ryder.
    Too much greed hunting, not enough glory hunting.
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