He does not shrink: “Canelo” Álvarez is not afraid of the height or reach of Callum Smith | The State

One day after the expected return of Saul Alvarez into the ring, the Mexican boxer remains confident that he will defeat his rival, the British Callum smith, despite the great difference in height between them and, therefore, within arm’s reach.

This great difference in height has been on the lips of several experts and became evident when they stood together in the presentation, since Callum Smith is 18.5 centimeters taller and has 19 centimeters more in reach, but for “Canelo” that will not be factor, since he said he was well prepared and had the ability and experience to adapt to such a rival.

We already knew how tall he is, it didn’t surprise me at all. I have the boxing skills and experience to adapt to a fighter like Callum SmithWe’re ready for that, so it’s nothing new, ”Alvarez said in an interview with ESPN.

In this regard, Eddy Reynoso, his coach, also spoke, who told how his pupil’s preparation was.

We were working with a very similar heavyweight fighter. There are no secrets, we cannot fight him at a distance from him. We have to get into the short distance. Almost his entire career has been measured against such difficulties. We have done well. He knows how to handle this type of situation and we hope that Saturday will be the same ”, he added.

On his return, which will be this Saturday at the Alamodome in Texas, in front of $ 12,000 spectators, the Mexican boxer acknowledged that it will be an atypical fight, due to the pandemic, but added that it could be the fight of the year.

“It is a little different from what we have experienced, but practically we have to adapt to everything, it has been a very difficult year for everyone, and now what we want is to gradually reactivate this,” he commented.

I like the style of it. He is a fighter who likes to come in too, who likes to fight. It may be the Fight of the Year”, He sentenced.

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