The world champion in two different weight classes Saul ‘Canelo’ Alvarez entered this fight with a professional boxing record of 47-1-1 (33 knockouts) and he is ranked as the No.1 super welterweight in the world. He suffered his only loss when he faced Floyd Mayweather Jr in 2013 (via majority decision, Mayweather vs Alvarez), after this bout the Mexican has won five consecutive fights defeating Miguel Cotto (=Cotto vs Alvarez) and Amir Khan in his last two (4-stars fight, Canelo vs Khan).
His opponent, the undefeated Wbo light-Mw champion Liam Smith, has an official record of 23-0-1 (13 knockouts) and he entered as the No.15 in the same weight class. ‘Beefy’ won the Wbo belt last year, against John Thompson (=Smith vs Thompson), and then he succesfully defended it twice: with Jimmy Kilrain Kelly (=Smith vs Kelly) and Predrag Radosevic (=Smith vs Radosevic). Alvarez vs Smith is valid for the WBO World super welterweight title (Smith’s third defense). Watch the video and rate this fight!
Where: AT&T Stadium, Arlington, Texas, USA
Division: light middleweight (154 lbs, 69.9 kg)
Title: WBO World super welterweight title
Alvarez’s previous fight: Saul Canelo Alvarez vs Amir Khan
Smith’s previous fight: Liam Smith vs Predrag Radosevic
Alvarez’s next fight: Saul Alvarez vs Julio Cesar Chavez Jr
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