Superb Alvarez dominates Smith
20/12/2020 | sport | boxing | 415
Saul 'Canelo' Alvarez dominates Callum Smith with a near-flawless display to inflict the first defeat of the British fighter's career.
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20/12/2020 05:47:23 10 7
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Canelo is something else. Amazing fighter
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20/12/2020 06:39:18 2 2
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Indeed.
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20/12/2020 05:47:44 3 7
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Well done Canelo and massive respect to Callum Smith for lasting 12 rounds. He took some solid punches there. #CaneloSmith
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20/12/2020 05:48:38 25 5
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Credit to Callum Smith for heart and for being a great champion, but that was like when Mayweather schooled Canelo in their fight. The level difference was simply mind-boggling. The punching power and defence of Canelo was second to none tonight. One of his best performances.
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20/12/2020 05:49:38 7 8
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Retire
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Yuk
20/12/2020 05:49:57 166 12
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As one-sided as Calzaghe’s mangling of Jeff Lacey, but, as I said after the two GGG fights (the first of which Saul definitely lost) - are we all just going to ignore Alvarez testing positive for Clenbuterol?

Boxing is so odd in this respect.

Cycling, running, your career’s over, but boxing?

Give it a few months and get in a quick win and no one cares.

Bizarre.
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20/12/2020 06:24:33 2 131
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How can he definitely have lost when he beat him twice? Check the history books yuko
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20/12/2020 08:27:09 2 3
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Completely agree.
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20/12/2020 09:18:57 5 6
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Like it or not steroid tainted meat is definite hazard in Mexico. It is also an unfortunate thing that happened to Tyson and Hughie Fury but few have pointed the finder at them.

Literally every cyclist has came back from EPO/steroid abuse when caught.
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20/12/2020 09:44:41 6 1
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Good point. Failed drug test. He's tainted. Floyd schooled him which is always something I remember when Canelo is called a pound for pound great.
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20/12/2020 09:51:40 6 1
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Boxing, has severely compromised integrity as a pure sport anyway. All the different organisations without true transparency or logic to any rankings, the ability to pick and choose your fights and money being more important than merit in who fights whom, etc.

Without any global regulation, a drugs infringement is a minor contributor to the perception of the legitimacy of Boxing as a sport.
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20/12/2020 10:17:09 11 3
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Absolutely right. Alvarez is an excellent boxer but he wouldn't be quite as formidable without his unnatural strength and power, and I mean 'unnatural' literally. Contaminated meat my ar5e. And the decision for the first Golovkin fight was a travesty. In boxing, money talks loudly.
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20/12/2020 10:53:55 0 2
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Half of the competitors in the mens 100m final had served bans for drugs use. Including the winner Justin Gaitlin (twice). Of the 30 fastest times run, only 9 of them were run by someone who never tested positive for drugs and ALL of those were Usain Bolt. Think about it, other than UB, all the fastest times were set by drugs cheats. So how is your career over in running if you test positive?
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20/12/2020 11:11:15 1 1
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Sadly, that's the world we live in now. Some celebrities have a list of crimes as long as your arm and get lauded by their contemporaries, but heaven forbid someone makes a micro-aggression on twitter and they're basically Hitler.
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20/12/2020 12:28:09 0 1
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Agree, we can't ignore the fact that this man is a drug cheat
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20/12/2020 19:14:41 0 0
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It’s not bizarre it’s money, a business. You take time to build a fighter, they need to keep him.
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21/12/2020 02:44:46 0 0
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Yeah about that cycling thing...
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20/12/2020 05:50:24 3 8
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It was always going to be a big ask but it wasn't to be, but at least he gave it a go, come back stronger Callum lad ????????
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20/12/2020 05:52:30 5 6
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One of the best ever Canelo
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Yuk
20/12/2020 05:56:18 18 7
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See, I’m not convinced.

GGG beat him the first time and earned a draw the second. Mayweather made easy work of him. I don’t think he’d have had much of a chance against a prime Calzaghe or Roy Jones.

Meanwhile, even today, people like Inoue and Usyk are mangling everyone they fight.

So aye he’s an excellent fighter, but a best ever?

Na.
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20/12/2020 05:53:18 2 7
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Well done callum nothing wrong you stood your ground canelo is different class hope Khan and Brook are watching both glass jaw boxers
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20/12/2020 07:31:03 0 2
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To be fair Khan has always had no punch resistance but canelo knocked him out with a clean shot. Brook was sent stumbling by a jab which led to his defeat. Both fighters are washed and need to call it a day.
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20/12/2020 05:53:30 75 4
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It comes to something when you are a bone fide World Champion....

& find out, painfully, you are way out of your depth....

That's how good Canelo is.
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20/12/2020 06:38:06 10 1
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In a nutshell.
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20/12/2020 15:34:38 0 0
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If Smith was as juiced as Canelo he'd stand more of a chance
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Kaz
20/12/2020 05:55:02 4 3
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Fair play to Callum, really did give it his all and was not going to fall flat or quit, much respect. Whatever you think about Canelo, just apprecaite he is going to go down in boxing history as a p4p great. Crazy defence!
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20/12/2020 05:56:05 1 7
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Canelo was in a different league. Callum Smith showed that he had some big grapefruits to stay the distance and didn't disgrace himself at all against the best around at the moment.

Smith will bounce back and I'm looking forward to seeing him do very well going forward...
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20/12/2020 05:56:16 8 4
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I felt disappointed in Smith. He wasn't throwing enough punches backed away and stopped putting pressure start of round 3 onwards. Canelo done what was need praise there smith just wanted to last 12 rounds and was not looking to win at any stage if fight stopped 4th round we would have save view.
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20/12/2020 06:37:16 15 3
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Hard to be disappointed in someone who was prepared to climb into the ring against one of the all time greats, showed more courage than most of the rest of us, but clearly outclassed.
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20/12/2020 05:52:30 5 6
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One of the best ever Canelo
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Yuk
20/12/2020 05:56:18 18 7
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See, I’m not convinced.

GGG beat him the first time and earned a draw the second. Mayweather made easy work of him. I don’t think he’d have had much of a chance against a prime Calzaghe or Roy Jones.

Meanwhile, even today, people like Inoue and Usyk are mangling everyone they fight.

So aye he’s an excellent fighter, but a best ever?

Na.
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20/12/2020 06:23:06 0 5
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GGG beat him? And here’s me thinking Canelo only had the one loss against mayweather on his record!
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20/12/2020 07:25:51 0 7
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Mayweather made easy work out of him yes but he was very young and weight drained. Canelo would school Calzaghe like how he done canelo tonight.
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20/12/2020 05:56:25 4 9
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Well done to Callum Smith for lasting the distance against probably the best pound for pound boxer in the World today.
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20/12/2020 06:35:56 6 1
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But part of those pounds was made up of drugs
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20/12/2020 05:56:34 25 4
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Frankly, a forgone conclusion once the fight was agreed.
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20/12/2020 06:34:51 5 7
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Easy money for everyone concerned.
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20/12/2020 10:00:16 0 1
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Totally agree, especially as Smith didn't have a full camp. 4 weeks is nuts.
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20/12/2020 05:59:33 34 6
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"Alvarez has now won 56 of his 57 fights" This incorrect stat has been on every article about this fight. You even mention Golovkin in the article BBC....
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20/12/2020 06:20:50 4 50
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Mayweather did probably out point him to be fair so can’t really argue with that, 56 convincing wins out of 57 ain’t bad though
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20/12/2020 05:59:40 9 12
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You have to be some kind of third rate fighter to be dominated by a guy 6 inches shorter and with a 7 inch reach disadvantage. Callum Smith is just such a fighter.
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20/12/2020 06:34:08 2 2
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Haye v Valuev?
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20/12/2020 06:42:40 0 2
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Mike Tyson managed alright
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20/12/2020 05:59:41 1 2
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Who's nxt for canelo
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20/12/2020 06:00:14 3 5
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Heart shown from Smith but Canelo is an immovable force. It was never going to go another way tonight
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20/12/2020 06:01:24 14 13
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He’s lost on points big time. But the thing is, if he had a pair of balls and actually fought Canelo, rather than trying not to get hit. He could have made it competitive. He didn’t once gain his respect. He has so much power, but didn’t use it. So disappointed in the lad. He’ll look back at that and not be able to live with himself. Tellin yer. (Until he looks at his bank balance of course)
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20/12/2020 06:10:57 15 7
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Maybe so, but you have to remember GGG failed to stop Canelo in two fights and we know how GGG can punch.
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20/12/2020 09:20:04 3 1
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Sorry but Smith has got balls,only an idiot would try to mix it with Canelo.He got beat but never say Smith hasn't got balls.
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20/12/2020 09:22:11 0 1
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You knowledge of boxing is staggeringly poor
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20/12/2020 06:02:28 1 3
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Always going to be one way traffic canelo is class look is profile is there
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20/12/2020 06:04:29 0 5
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Hats off, Camelot is one of the best pure boxers I have seen in many a year.. one would argue a one off
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20/12/2020 06:15:19 9 2
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El Camelot. Big Lotto Boxer
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20/12/2020 06:08:33 1 7
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"No excuses he was very good"... should be "No excuses he is very good."
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20/12/2020 06:01:24 14 13
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He’s lost on points big time. But the thing is, if he had a pair of balls and actually fought Canelo, rather than trying not to get hit. He could have made it competitive. He didn’t once gain his respect. He has so much power, but didn’t use it. So disappointed in the lad. He’ll look back at that and not be able to live with himself. Tellin yer. (Until he looks at his bank balance of course)
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20/12/2020 06:10:57 15 7
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Maybe so, but you have to remember GGG failed to stop Canelo in two fights and we know how GGG can punch.
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20/12/2020 06:16:37 20 1
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GGG won fight 1. The draw was a farce.
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20/12/2020 06:12:13 5 2
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You can’t fight someone of Canelo stature off a 5 week training camp. Smith is a good fighter. Canelo is a great one. Smith did not do himself justice. Canelo schooled him. Real shame.
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20/12/2020 07:42:30 1 2
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Come on, Smith hasn’t been out of the gym, he’s continued to train hard and I’m certain he would have been watching videos of Canelo for a lot more than 5 weeks. The fight was just agreed 5 weeks ago.
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20/12/2020 06:13:03 1 4
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£££££ all the way to smiths bank
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20/12/2020 06:04:29 0 5
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Hats off, Camelot is one of the best pure boxers I have seen in many a year.. one would argue a one off
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20/12/2020 06:15:19 9 2
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El Camelot. Big Lotto Boxer
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20/12/2020 06:10:57 15 7
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Maybe so, but you have to remember GGG failed to stop Canelo in two fights and we know how GGG can punch.
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20/12/2020 06:16:37 20 1
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GGG won fight 1. The draw was a farce.
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20/12/2020 06:25:34 14 1
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You're so right he did win that fight, but boxing has an ugly side too with spurious judging. I watched that fight and GGG was the better fighter.
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20/12/2020 06:29:18 5 6
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Not according to the judges he didn't although many, including myself thought he'd done enough, but even so Canelo must be good to take the punches of GGG without getting knocked out like many of GGG's opponents.
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20/12/2020 05:59:33 34 6
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"Alvarez has now won 56 of his 57 fights" This incorrect stat has been on every article about this fight. You even mention Golovkin in the article BBC....
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20/12/2020 06:20:50 4 50
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Mayweather did probably out point him to be fair so can’t really argue with that, 56 convincing wins out of 57 ain’t bad though
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20/12/2020 06:25:29 8 1
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What about the draw with GGG?
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20/12/2020 06:40:35 14 1
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'Canelo's fight record stands at.

Total fights 57
Wins 54
Wins by KO 36
Losses 1
Draws 2
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20/12/2020 11:00:16 4 1
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Lovell, you need to stop commenting on boxing. It's clear you have no idea what's going on mate.
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20/12/2020 19:08:20 0 0
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54 and 2 draws 1 loss to precise.
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20/12/2020 06:21:42 17 1
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Smith just seemed a bit star struck early on and looks beaten before the end of the first round. I felt like he was just trying to get through the 12 rounds as that was a badge if honour in its self. It’s the least menacing I’ve ever seen his jab and he needed that more than ever. Sad to say but classes apart tonight.
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Yuk
20/12/2020 05:56:18 18 7
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See, I’m not convinced.

GGG beat him the first time and earned a draw the second. Mayweather made easy work of him. I don’t think he’d have had much of a chance against a prime Calzaghe or Roy Jones.

Meanwhile, even today, people like Inoue and Usyk are mangling everyone they fight.

So aye he’s an excellent fighter, but a best ever?

Na.
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20/12/2020 06:23:06 0 5
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GGG beat him? And here’s me thinking Canelo only had the one loss against mayweather on his record!
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Yuk
20/12/2020 06:29:34 4 1
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Pfffff

Dodgy judging in the extreme.

You watch the first C vs GGG fight and tell me who YOU think won.
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Yuk
20/12/2020 05:49:57 166 12
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As one-sided as Calzaghe’s mangling of Jeff Lacey, but, as I said after the two GGG fights (the first of which Saul definitely lost) - are we all just going to ignore Alvarez testing positive for Clenbuterol?

Boxing is so odd in this respect.

Cycling, running, your career’s over, but boxing?

Give it a few months and get in a quick win and no one cares.

Bizarre.
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20/12/2020 06:24:33 2 131
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How can he definitely have lost when he beat him twice? Check the history books yuko
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20/12/2020 08:36:02 12 1
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lovell are you talking about his fights with ggg? think you will find they've fought twice. the first one was a very debatable draw
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20/12/2020 09:11:16 12 4
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GGG definitely won the first fight which was a draw. Same could be said of the Fury v Wilder first fight. Fury definitely win the first fight, even though there was a knockdown
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20/12/2020 09:57:12 3 2
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Watch the fights. Then check the history of boxing, it has a dark side regarding judges score cards!!!
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20/12/2020 10:26:39 3 1
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Maybe it's you that needs to check the history books. If your going to make a point, even a really bad one, make sure you get your facts straight
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20/12/2020 11:25:02 1 1
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Twice? You should check too lol
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20/12/2020 11:38:59 0 2
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First fight a draw, so not two wins...suggest you check the books also.
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20/12/2020 13:42:08 0 0
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Beat him twice? Not what the record books show.
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20/12/2020 06:25:15 14 4
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People going on about Canelo being great, best P4P of all time , go on you tube and watch Mayweather school him
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20/12/2020 07:13:28 16 4
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Maybe Mayweather could give him another go rather than fighting Youtubers. I mean let's be honest, Mayweather is still probably the only one I can think of who has a real chance of beating him at the moment.
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20/12/2020 07:39:06 2 3
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That was when canelo was 23 years old and was weight drained. Mayweather is the best I’ve seen but canelo was very green at that time. If canelo was at this stage of his career back then maybe it may have been a different outcome.
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20/12/2020 11:58:54 0 3
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Holmes schooled Ali, timing is everything in boxing.
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20/12/2020 13:29:20 1 0
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You seem to forget it was over 7 years ago,a big age gap too.More than likely be a very different outcome if both met when in their prime.Go on you tube and watch Marciano knock the great Joe Louis through the ropes.One is in his prime the other is washed out and fighting for money and this age gap scenario appears throughout boxing history.Old or young somewhere you will take a beating.
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20/12/2020 14:21:03 1 0
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Who says Canelo is best p4p of all time? I've not heard that one. Mayweather definitely schooled him (one judge ludicrously called it a draw) in one of his career highlights (possibly Corrales being another).
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rob
20/12/2020 14:25:55 0 0
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Canelo was young and raw when floyd fought him, who is saying Canelo is best of all time
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ACW
20/12/2020 06:25:19 18 5
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Maybe I watched a different fight to the others here. I thought Smith did nothing for the whole fight. He lost every round except round one, which was a draw. He'll regret not trying harder when his career is over.
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20/12/2020 06:33:18 14 3
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Think his regret will be replaced by relief that he didn't get badly injured, when he watches a rerun
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Mjn
20/12/2020 06:25:26 4 1
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Smith had nothing, way out of his league fighting canelo
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20/12/2020 06:31:46 0 1
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Harsh but fair ,probably glad to escape without a serious injury.
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20/12/2020 06:47:58 0 1
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At least he had the courage to face this Mexican! Difference between Good......and Great!
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20/12/2020 06:25:26 2 3
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Mission accomplished for Calum, he just wanted to last more rounds than his brother which to his credit he achieved.
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20/12/2020 06:20:50 4 50
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Mayweather did probably out point him to be fair so can’t really argue with that, 56 convincing wins out of 57 ain’t bad though
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20/12/2020 06:25:29 8 1
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What about the draw with GGG?
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20/12/2020 06:16:37 20 1
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GGG won fight 1. The draw was a farce.
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20/12/2020 06:25:34 14 1
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You're so right he did win that fight, but boxing has an ugly side too with spurious judging. I watched that fight and GGG was the better fighter.
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20/12/2020 06:26:07 9 3
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I saw a video of Smith and his brother yesterday talking about how he would win the fight. I saw none of this bravado in the figtt. Disappointing, but a good pay day before retirement beckons.
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20/12/2020 06:29:07 14 3
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What did you expect him to say?
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20/12/2020 06:27:11 26 4
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Smith should be eating the meat that canelo eats , with the happy Dustin ??
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20/12/2020 10:53:10 15 3
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Alvarez is class there's no doubt about that but IMHO anyone who fails a drugs test in boxing should be banned for life the sport is dangerous enough as it is without having to face juiced up fighters
BTW do the pool team use Canelo's caterer?
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20/12/2020 06:26:07 9 3
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I saw a video of Smith and his brother yesterday talking about how he would win the fight. I saw none of this bravado in the figtt. Disappointing, but a good pay day before retirement beckons.
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20/12/2020 06:29:07 14 3
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What did you expect him to say?
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20/12/2020 06:16:37 20 1
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GGG won fight 1. The draw was a farce.
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20/12/2020 06:29:18 5 6
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Not according to the judges he didn't although many, including myself thought he'd done enough, but even so Canelo must be good to take the punches of GGG without getting knocked out like many of GGG's opponents.
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20/12/2020 06:38:26 7 1
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The judges had it a Golovkin win and a draw. The third judge got suspended after the fight.
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20/12/2020 06:23:06 0 5
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GGG beat him? And here’s me thinking Canelo only had the one loss against mayweather on his record!
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Yuk
20/12/2020 06:29:34 4 1
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Pfffff

Dodgy judging in the extreme.

You watch the first C vs GGG fight and tell me who YOU think won.
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Mjn
20/12/2020 06:25:26 4 1
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Smith had nothing, way out of his league fighting canelo
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20/12/2020 06:31:46 0 1
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Harsh but fair ,probably glad to escape without a serious injury.
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20/12/2020 06:31:50 5 1
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Smith is good but nowhere near where the class of Ward, Calzaghe, etc, were. Boxers who moved their feet and could apply pressure in different ways, thinking boxers. Canelo is very good, but the current class of middleweights to light heavyweights make him seem even better than he is.
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ACW
20/12/2020 06:25:19 18 5
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Maybe I watched a different fight to the others here. I thought Smith did nothing for the whole fight. He lost every round except round one, which was a draw. He'll regret not trying harder when his career is over.
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20/12/2020 06:33:18 14 3
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Think his regret will be replaced by relief that he didn't get badly injured, when he watches a rerun
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20/12/2020 06:33:30 213 11
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Lots of harsh comments in Smith. He’s an honest man who wasn’t good enough against one of the very very best. No disgrace in that.
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20/12/2020 08:21:45 53 7
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well look at the list of fighters Smith has fought previously, apart from Groves there was no notable fighter on the list, honestly i had this fight as a knock out for Alvarez so smith done well to reach 12 rounds.
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20/12/2020 09:39:04 2 2
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Smith lost against Ryder had no chance against Canelo.
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20/12/2020 09:39:34 2 2
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Spot on, Alvarez is top drawer, Smith was on a bit of a mission impossible in this.
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20/12/2020 09:42:49 6 11
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If Canelo is one of the very very best then what is Mayweather, who completely schooled him and made him look average? Smith was never winning, he's just another picked fighter for Canelo to eat. No offense to Smith he's a decent pro.
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20/12/2020 11:15:23 4 4
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I felt Smith had the potential to unify at SMW, but he has not been active enough, not sure having Joe Gallagher as a manager is a good move. Canelo will always have that taint after testing positive, plus he lost to GGG in fight one no matter what his record says, seems to have got unnaturally stronger since...
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20/12/2020 14:06:19 0 0
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This is the UK. Did you expect anything else?
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20/12/2020 05:59:40 9 12
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You have to be some kind of third rate fighter to be dominated by a guy 6 inches shorter and with a 7 inch reach disadvantage. Callum Smith is just such a fighter.
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20/12/2020 06:34:08 2 2
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Haye v Valuev?
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20/12/2020 06:56:37 2 2
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Haye didn't dominate though he just jabbed and ran only in the final rounds did he realise he had the power to trouble Valuev
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20/12/2020 05:56:34 25 4
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Frankly, a forgone conclusion once the fight was agreed.
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20/12/2020 06:34:51 5 7
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Easy money for everyone concerned.
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20/12/2020 09:20:27 4 1
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Not for smith
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jr
20/12/2020 06:35:42 45 8
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It is not normal how much canelos physique has changed over the years. Please research this.
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20/12/2020 12:49:26 1 2
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Yes but you've explained this in your comment. It takes years of dedication, commitment, training and nutrition, to change physical shape. If you want to do that within a year or 2 that's when you go on the roids. 8 or 9 years of a particular lifestyle reaps the reward. Au natural...
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20/12/2020 05:56:25 4 9
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Well done to Callum Smith for lasting the distance against probably the best pound for pound boxer in the World today.
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20/12/2020 06:35:56 6 1
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But part of those pounds was made up of drugs
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20/12/2020 07:06:38 0 2
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It must be some good stuff to win world titles at five different weights.
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20/12/2020 05:56:16 8 4
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I felt disappointed in Smith. He wasn't throwing enough punches backed away and stopped putting pressure start of round 3 onwards. Canelo done what was need praise there smith just wanted to last 12 rounds and was not looking to win at any stage if fight stopped 4th round we would have save view.
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20/12/2020 06:37:16 15 3
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Hard to be disappointed in someone who was prepared to climb into the ring against one of the all time greats, showed more courage than most of the rest of us, but clearly outclassed.
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20/12/2020 05:53:30 75 4
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It comes to something when you are a bone fide World Champion....

& find out, painfully, you are way out of your depth....

That's how good Canelo is.
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20/12/2020 06:38:06 10 1
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In a nutshell.
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20/12/2020 06:29:18 5 6
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Not according to the judges he didn't although many, including myself thought he'd done enough, but even so Canelo must be good to take the punches of GGG without getting knocked out like many of GGG's opponents.
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20/12/2020 06:38:26 7 1
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The judges had it a Golovkin win and a draw. The third judge got suspended after the fight.
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20/12/2020 06:50:31 1 1
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I was just commenting on how tough Canelo must be to take GGG's punches, i thought Canelo would get knocked out and to my surprise and many others too he didn't.
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20/12/2020 10:07:05 0 1
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Was the judge who got suspended the same judge who scored Alvarez vs Mayweather a draw?
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20/12/2020 05:47:23 10 7
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Canelo is something else. Amazing fighter
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20/12/2020 06:39:18 2 2
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Indeed.
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20/12/2020 06:40:13 34 7
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57 fights 54 wins 1 loss 2 draws come on bbc we expect better.
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20/12/2020 22:33:10 1 0
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Do you really expect better from the BBC? This level of incompetence is par for the course from them as far as I'm concerned.
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20/12/2020 06:20:50 4 50
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Mayweather did probably out point him to be fair so can’t really argue with that, 56 convincing wins out of 57 ain’t bad though
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20/12/2020 06:40:35 14 1
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'Canelo's fight record stands at.

Total fights 57
Wins 54
Wins by KO 36
Losses 1
Draws 2
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20/12/2020 06:41:26 4 7
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Canelo v Joshua will be interesting
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20/12/2020 05:59:40 9 12
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You have to be some kind of third rate fighter to be dominated by a guy 6 inches shorter and with a 7 inch reach disadvantage. Callum Smith is just such a fighter.
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20/12/2020 06:42:40 0 2
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Mike Tyson managed alright
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Mjn
20/12/2020 06:25:26 4 1
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Smith had nothing, way out of his league fighting canelo
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20/12/2020 06:47:58 0 1
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At least he had the courage to face this Mexican! Difference between Good......and Great!
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20/12/2020 06:38:26 7 1
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The judges had it a Golovkin win and a draw. The third judge got suspended after the fight.
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20/12/2020 06:50:31 1 1
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I was just commenting on how tough Canelo must be to take GGG's punches, i thought Canelo would get knocked out and to my surprise and many others too he didn't.
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20/12/2020 06:51:07 1 5
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another overhyped fighter from the eddie hearn stable no doubt smith will follow in the same footsteps as kell brook overhyped from beating journey men to then being put in there with the elite and realising there pretty much average, Hearn has to take full responsibility would he let AJ take on fury with 5 weeks notice?
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20/12/2020 07:41:19 0 2
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Biggest payday Smith will have ever had. AJ doesn't need to take anyone on in 5 weeks due to his bank account
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20/12/2020 07:51:00 1 1
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If Callum wanted the fight Hearn as his promoter has to get it done for him. AJ wouldn’t be stupid enough to take the biggest fight of his life with 5 weeks notice.
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20/12/2020 09:22:29 1 1
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Very harsh as his performance against porter was class but the GGG fight destroyed him. That should never have been made.
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20/12/2020 06:34:08 2 2
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Haye v Valuev?
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20/12/2020 06:56:37 2 2
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Haye didn't dominate though he just jabbed and ran only in the final rounds did he realise he had the power to trouble Valuev
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20/12/2020 07:00:26 4 7
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Who cares
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20/12/2020 10:56:10 1 1
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Well, you do. Otherwise why comment.
As good as Canelo is, it is tiresome that he is considered by some in the same breath as Hagler, Golovkin, Mcclennan etc.. He got paid for decisions in his fights with GGG. Hagler or Mcclennan at their best would have not left it to corrupt judges!! Everything bad about boxing!! Removed
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20/12/2020 06:35:56 6 1
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But part of those pounds was made up of drugs
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20/12/2020 07:06:38 0 2
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It must be some good stuff to win world titles at five different weights.
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20/12/2020 07:07:27 3 1
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Canelo was great but it felt a bit embarrassing for Smith. With that reach advantage you have to do better.
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20/12/2020 07:08:04 2 8
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Let's see how good he is against AJ, AJ would destroy him.
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20/12/2020 07:10:34 7 1
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Maybe, but they are in different weight classes!
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20/12/2020 07:08:04 2 8
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Let's see how good he is against AJ, AJ would destroy him.
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20/12/2020 07:10:34 7 1
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Maybe, but they are in different weight classes!
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20/12/2020 07:14:52 1 2
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I agree, but weight classes don't matter down the pub on a Saturday night, so why should they matter here?
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20/12/2020 07:12:20 28 7
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Canelo will do the same to Saunders, maybe shutting his big gob in the process.
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20/12/2020 07:36:50 14 3
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Saunders chin won’t withstand what Canelo will hit him with. A good payday to end his career though.
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20/12/2020 11:34:34 2 1
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I'm not so sure Saunders will get beat so easily. He's well in with Fury, who has very good movement. Saunders was also supposed to get cleaned out by tghe hard hitting David Lemieux and taught Lemieux a boxing lesson. As long as Saunders doesnt go toe to toe it could be interesting to see Canelo trying to catch him.
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20/12/2020 06:25:15 14 4
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People going on about Canelo being great, best P4P of all time , go on you tube and watch Mayweather school him
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20/12/2020 07:13:28 16 4
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Maybe Mayweather could give him another go rather than fighting Youtubers. I mean let's be honest, Mayweather is still probably the only one I can think of who has a real chance of beating him at the moment.
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20/12/2020 07:41:14 1 1
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Mayweather wins fights by using the right gameplan, very similar to the way Fury beats his opponents.
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20/12/2020 09:02:31 2 1
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He need some time to get as many drugs in him as Canelo
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20/12/2020 10:31:15 2 1
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Andre Ward but he’s retired and would struggle to make the weight at Super Middle. He’s done Covalev twice at LH though.
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rob
20/12/2020 14:26:43 1 0
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Mayweather would be wise to stay well clear of canelo now
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20/12/2020 07:10:34 7 1
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Maybe, but they are in different weight classes!
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20/12/2020 07:14:52 1 2
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I agree, but weight classes don't matter down the pub on a Saturday night, so why should they matter here?
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20/12/2020 07:17:28 2 2
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You know nothing about boxing so I'm ending this conversation
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20/12/2020 07:16:37 4 1
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What can you except smith was totally
Outclassed.
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20/12/2020 07:14:52 1 2
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I agree, but weight classes don't matter down the pub on a Saturday night, so why should they matter here?
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20/12/2020 07:17:28 2 2
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You know nothing about boxing so I'm ending this conversation
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20/12/2020 07:19:05 2 1
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Reminds me of Duran very tight compact fighter who hits hard and wears you down over the rounds , One thing for sure Smith has good heart but he fought the best boxer on the planet and thats does not include Mayweather who virtually ran away from him.
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20/12/2020 07:22:08 2 5
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Good luck to Callum. I'm sure he had a good payday, but another overrated British boxer. Don't believe the hype.
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20/12/2020 07:23:02 4 1
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As one sided a 12 rounds I have seen, a lot would have been stopped, Smith did well to get the cards.
The fighters at the end shows the difference in class between world champion and world class - Canelo looked like he'd been to a christening and Smith looked like he's been hit by a car.
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20/12/2020 07:23:49 3 3
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It was a one sided beat down and Canelo was in 2nd gear throughout. It was uncomfortable to watch from round 9 onwards.

Kudos to Smith for staying on his feet for 12 rounds perhaps? Smith had nothing to trouble Canelo with.

In summary, a one sided and boring fight but worth £1.99 on DAZN.
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20/12/2020 07:25:06 9 1
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Didn't have the feet to command the centre and utilise his reach. Seemed content to continue trying to catch and counter after coming second best at it after three rounds? Would have liked to have seen Smith start faster and clinch more. Rather than being five down after six with no plan B. All easier said than done. Canelo dictated the pace from the off. Sterling performance.
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20/12/2020 09:53:01 2 3
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By "clinching," you mean cheating? Check out the rules, it's not wrestling!
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20/12/2020 05:56:18 18 7
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See, I’m not convinced.

GGG beat him the first time and earned a draw the second. Mayweather made easy work of him. I don’t think he’d have had much of a chance against a prime Calzaghe or Roy Jones.

Meanwhile, even today, people like Inoue and Usyk are mangling everyone they fight.

So aye he’s an excellent fighter, but a best ever?

Na.
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20/12/2020 07:25:51 0 7
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Mayweather made easy work out of him yes but he was very young and weight drained. Canelo would school Calzaghe like how he done canelo tonight.
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20/12/2020 07:46:52 2 1
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Not a hope in hell
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20/12/2020 05:53:18 2 7
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Well done callum nothing wrong you stood your ground canelo is different class hope Khan and Brook are watching both glass jaw boxers
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20/12/2020 07:31:03 0 2
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To be fair Khan has always had no punch resistance but canelo knocked him out with a clean shot. Brook was sent stumbling by a jab which led to his defeat. Both fighters are washed and need to call it a day.
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20/12/2020 07:32:44 2 5
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As usual another Smith bottles it in a big fight
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20/12/2020 07:41:45 1 2
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Too crueller sport to be like that. Never seen one of them quit.
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20/12/2020 07:12:20 28 7
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Canelo will do the same to Saunders, maybe shutting his big gob in the process.
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20/12/2020 07:36:50 14 3
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Saunders chin won’t withstand what Canelo will hit him with. A good payday to end his career though.
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20/12/2020 09:05:44 3 2
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Saunders doesn’t work or hit hard enough to keep him off. If you want to evade him you still have to hurt him when he comes in like mayweather did
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20/12/2020 06:25:15 14 4
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People going on about Canelo being great, best P4P of all time , go on you tube and watch Mayweather school him
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20/12/2020 07:39:06 2 3
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That was when canelo was 23 years old and was weight drained. Mayweather is the best I’ve seen but canelo was very green at that time. If canelo was at this stage of his career back then maybe it may have been a different outcome.
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20/12/2020 07:40:28 17 4
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Maybe canelo should have fought all 4 smith brothers at once that way they would have given him a better fight..
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20/12/2020 09:00:27 2 1
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Doubtful
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20/12/2020 07:13:28 16 4
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Maybe Mayweather could give him another go rather than fighting Youtubers. I mean let's be honest, Mayweather is still probably the only one I can think of who has a real chance of beating him at the moment.
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20/12/2020 07:41:14 1 1
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Mayweather wins fights by using the right gameplan, very similar to the way Fury beats his opponents.
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20/12/2020 06:51:07 1 5
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another overhyped fighter from the eddie hearn stable no doubt smith will follow in the same footsteps as kell brook overhyped from beating journey men to then being put in there with the elite and realising there pretty much average, Hearn has to take full responsibility would he let AJ take on fury with 5 weeks notice?
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20/12/2020 07:41:19 0 2
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Biggest payday Smith will have ever had. AJ doesn't need to take anyone on in 5 weeks due to his bank account
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20/12/2020 07:32:44 2 5
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As usual another Smith bottles it in a big fight
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20/12/2020 07:41:45 1 2
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Too crueller sport to be like that. Never seen one of them quit.
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20/12/2020 07:45:39 1 1
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Just remembered the ward fight! Lol.
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20/12/2020 06:12:13 5 2
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You can’t fight someone of Canelo stature off a 5 week training camp. Smith is a good fighter. Canelo is a great one. Smith did not do himself justice. Canelo schooled him. Real shame.
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20/12/2020 07:42:30 1 2
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Come on, Smith hasn’t been out of the gym, he’s continued to train hard and I’m certain he would have been watching videos of Canelo for a lot more than 5 weeks. The fight was just agreed 5 weeks ago.
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20/12/2020 07:08:04 2 8
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Let's see how good he is against AJ, AJ would destroy him.
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20/12/2020 07:41:45 1 2
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Too crueller sport to be like that. Never seen one of them quit.
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20/12/2020 07:45:39 1 1
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Just remembered the ward fight! Lol.
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20/12/2020 07:25:51 0 7
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Mayweather made easy work out of him yes but he was very young and weight drained. Canelo would school Calzaghe like how he done canelo tonight.
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Yuk
20/12/2020 07:46:52 2 1
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Not a hope in hell
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20/12/2020 07:59:14 0 7
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Calzaghe was no where near Canelos level. He’s a 5 weight world champion. Canelo would have bossed calzaghe. Two of his biggest name opponents were completely washed when he beat them.
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20/12/2020 07:48:50 2 2
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Canelo is exceptional and arguably the finest boxer on the planet today, but Smith was found wanting. A disappointing performance from a World Champion. He didn't appear to have the confidence to let his punches go and showed he's pretty limited when he fights an authentic world class fighter. Apart from Groves he hasn't really fought anyone. Brave, but, sadly, not good enough.
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20/12/2020 06:51:07 1 5
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another overhyped fighter from the eddie hearn stable no doubt smith will follow in the same footsteps as kell brook overhyped from beating journey men to then being put in there with the elite and realising there pretty much average, Hearn has to take full responsibility would he let AJ take on fury with 5 weeks notice?
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20/12/2020 07:51:00 1 1
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If Callum wanted the fight Hearn as his promoter has to get it done for him. AJ wouldn’t be stupid enough to take the biggest fight of his life with 5 weeks notice.
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20/12/2020 07:51:31 2 2
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Smith has always been given light weight opponents to build up his hype.
First fight against a quality boxer and he keels over.
You could be forgiven for thinking Smith was only put in the ring to build up Canelos hype
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20/12/2020 07:53:56 2 4
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He didn't lose the fight, he was the only one keeping the 2 meter social distance. COVID wone!!
Still a drugs cheat and ggg beat him Removed