Canelo Alvarez did the job tonight in San Antonio, dominating against Callum Smith and claiming the WBA and WBC super middleweight titles with a wide decision victory at the Alamodome in a DAZN main event.
Canelo (54-1-2, 36 KO) won on scores of 117-111, 119-109, and 119-109, taking Smith (27-1, 19 KO) apart round-by-round, with the taller Brit finding it too big a task to keep Canelo off of him and get any consistent work done on offense. Alvarez was sharper, more accurate, the man coming forward almost the entire 36 minutes, and just had his way. Not only was his plan better, but so was his execution.
Canelo now moves on to what’s next for him, maybe Gennadiy Golovkin, maybe Caleb Plant, maybe Billy Joe Saunders, maybe someone else. Alvarez is known for pulling some surprises with opponent choices, but he said post-fight that he wants to unify further at 168, which could mean Plant or Saunders, but that trilogy bout with GGG is big money and maybe really good timing.
A few looks at fight night:
Canelo's head movement continues to amaze pic.twitter.com/1KlTP1Aay6— DAZN Boxing (@DAZNBoxing) December 20, 2020