Smith explained why the fight with Saúl Álvarez was difficult for him.
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Five weeks after losing with Saul Alvarez super middleweight world titles AMB and the CMB, Callum smith He related why he could not beat the Jalisco boxer and assured that no one can beat him for now.
In an interview with Sky Sports, Callum Smith argued his theory: “He is very clever in terms of the jab. It takes you to his ground. With any other fighter, you use the jab. But He wants you to jab him because he’s a counter puncher. That’s why you don’t throw so many jabs, and while you wait, he closes the space without hitting you. So he throws his jab and connects you. It’s when you ask yourself ‘how did he do that?’ It keeps you guessing all the time. It makes you doubt yourself “, expressed the former 168-pound champion.
This video represents what Callum said. Not being able to throw the jab comfortably (hit in which he is an expert) because Canelo is a counter puncher pic.twitter.com/9pIxBu7ovZ
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“Your best tool is your presence and your defense. It was so hard to plug it clean. When I threw punches, he dodged them, he made me miss. And if you don’t land punches, then you stop looking to expose yourself to throwing those punches. It takes away the things that you’re good at”, He added.
Finally he said that sees him as invincible in the super middleweight category and hinted that his defense will allow him to become a unified champion.
“I don’t think anyone could beat him now. His defense is too good. You could lose only if you keep gaining weight, but you’ve already decided to put a stop to that, “he concluded.
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