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Boxing News Roundup (May 7, 2019): Canelo vs Callum Smith, unification possibilities, more

Callum Smith has emerged as a potential Canelo opponent, plus more from Monday in boxing.

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Scott Christ is the managing editor of Bad Left Hook and has been covering boxing for SB Nation since 2006.

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WBA super middleweight titleholder Callum Smith has a lot of smoke around him right now as a potential opponent for Canelo Alvarez. Smith’s promoter Eddie Hearn obviously would like to do it, Smith himself obviously would like to do it, and Alvarez’s promoter Oscar De La Hoya mentioned him, too.

On Sunday, we talked about Smith as a “darkhorse” for Canelo’s next fight, but even if he’s not next, that matchup is clearly on a lot of minds. Alvarez still wants to fully unify at 160, which would mean facing the Demetrius Andrade-Maciej Sulecki winner, but Smith is the Ring Magazine champion at 168, and the chance to be a double-weight Ring champion might really entice Alvarez, too.

While I personally think Canelo would win that fight, I don’t disagree that it’s really intriguing. Smith is a big super middleweight, and he can punch.

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