Boxing: Canelo Alvarez beats Callum Smith in a fairly one-sided clash in Texas

  • Canelo Alvarez unanimously outpointed Callum Smith to win the WBA, WBC and Ring titles in San Antonio
  • Two judges scored the contest 119-109 and the third 117-111 as the Mexican dominated Saturday night’s bout 
  • Smith admitted he was ‘devastated’ by the defeat but gave credit to his ‘clever’ opponent for setting traps 

Canelo Alvarez dominates Callum Smith with a near-perfect display to capture super-middleweight titles.

Canelo unanimously outpointed previously undefeated Callum Smith to win the WBA and Ring super-middleweight championships and vacant WBC super-middleweight title Saturday night.

Alvarez (54-1-2, 36 KOs) dominated his only bout this year, repeatedly hitting Smith (27-1, 19 KOs) with straight rights and right hooks to the head over 12 rounds.

Two judges scored the bout 119-109 and the third had it 117-111 and at 5ft 8in Alvarez was the aggressor against the 6ft 3in Smith.

Alvarez previously knocked out Callum’s older brother, Liam, on September 17, 2016, at AT&T Stadium in Arlington.

Many speculated Callum wanted revenge for the ninth-round knockout, but Alvarez dominated the younger Smith as well.

Alvarez landed a series of straight rights and right hooks to the head early in the fourth round that seemed to faze Smith.

Alvarez had his most effective combination, landing a left hook to the side of the head, a straight right to the nose and another left hook that delighted the heavily partisan crowd.

Following the victory, the champion said he would welcome a third bout against Gennady Golovkin.

The two fought to a draw in their initial encounter and Alvarez won the second bout.

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