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Eddie Hearn says Callum Smith has ‘nice probability’ of beating Canelo Alvarez who’s ‘like Sugar Ray Leonard’


Eddie Hearn believes Callum Smith has a ‘nice probability’ of beating Canelo Alvarez this weekend.

The British boxer places his unbeaten file (27-0) on the road when he faces Canelo, a four-weight world champion, in San Antonio, Texas on Saturday.

There are high expectations of the fight involving Canelo and Smith

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There are excessive expectations of the combat involving Canelo and Smith

Liverpool-born Smith shall be defending his WBA (Tremendous) and The Ring super-middleweight titles, whereas the vacant WBC super-middleweight belt shall be up for grabs.

Canelo, who received his 56th combat by defeating Sergey Kovalev final day trip, has been broadly likened to former world champion Sugar Ray Leonard, together with by Hearn.

However the prime boxing promoter Hearn believes the Brit has an important probability to beat him.

Talking to William Hill, the Matchroom chief stated: “It’s large. One of many causes I like this combat a lot is since you get some nice British fighters and so they get to a degree the place they’re primary within the division, however can they be a pound-for-pound nice?

Smith is yet to taste defeat in a professional boxing ring

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Smith is but to style defeat in knowledgeable boxing ring

“I feel plenty of British fighters up to now have struggled. They’ve received a world title however they haven’t been capable of beat a Marvin Hagler or a Donald Curry or a Sugar Ray Leonard, these type of stage guys.

“However Saul Canelo Alvarez is Sugar Ray Leonard, he’s the pound-for-pound quantity certainly one of our technology.

“So, to see a Brit exit and compete towards him and to see a Brit beat him could be big, and lots of people give Callum an important probability.

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“Smith has the peak, he has the attain, he has the ability, however Canelo Alvarez is actually good and he actually fancies it.

“One factor I’ve observed via coping with Canelo and [manager] Eddy Reynoso is that they’ll combat all comers, they concern nobody and so they need all of the champions.

“They usually’re actually assured and that worries me somewhat bit.”





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