Former champion of the first heavyweight (up to 90.7 kg), Briton Tony Bellew highly appreciated the chances of his compatriot, “super champion” WBA middleweight champion (up to 76.2 kg) Callum Smith (27-0-0, 19 KO), in a possible fight against the leader of the pound-for-pound rating, Mexican Saul Alvarez (53-1-2, 36 KO).
“Canelo is now at the helm, and we have already made sure that he is ready to fight,” Bellew said in an interview with YouTube channel IFL TV. – He is used to putting pressure on fighters, but what he is not ready for is pressure from the opponent.
Callum is about 193 cm tall and is happy to hack to death at close range, but if he tries to keep Canelo on the jab and uses his skills, he will create a lot of problems for him.
This is a great fight. If anyone has a chance against Canelo, it is Callum Smith. And I believe that he has everything to win by knockout. Canelo will be surprised at his strength. “