Canelo vs Smith LIVE REACTION: Smith bicep 'detaches' as Mexican rips Brit apart with a brutal 12-round win

CANELO ALVAREZ has triumphed over Callum Smith as a 12-round demolition of the Brit saw him win on a unanimous decision.

And Smith was seen leaving the arena with a huge lump in his arm which Eddie Hearn revealed to be a suspected detached bicep.

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  • Giacomo Pisa

    ANNOUNCEMENT

    Here's a look at the moment the judges scorecards were announced.

    It was a surprise to nobody that Canelo was a clear winner, with two of the judges scoring the fight at 119-109, and the other 117-111, all in favour of Canelo.

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  • Giacomo Pisa

    TAKING THR MICK

    Canelo was so comfortable in his twelve round victory over Callum Smith, the Mexican didn't even take the time to sit down in his corner between rounds.

    During intervals of the later stages, he calmly walked around, chatted away and looked relaxed in the corner before returning to the middle to exchange blows with Smith.

  • Giacomo Pisa

    MISMATCH

    Canelo landed over twice as many punches as Smith, despite throwing far less.

  • Giacomo Pisa

    NOT A SCRATCH

    Canelo Alvarez barely had a mark on him after last night's unanimous decision victory over Callum Smith.

    By contrast Smith looked battered and bruised after twelve rounds of boxing brilliance from Canelo.

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    Credit: Handout – Getty

     

  • Giacomo Pisa

    BUCKLE UP

    Eddie Hearn is backing Canelo Alvarez to target Billy Joe Saunders and Gennady Golovkin in 2021.

    He told BBC Sport: ""He loves to take on the best, he's a hell of a fighter.

    "Billy Joe Saunders and then GGG in that order. I think he's going to want to pick up the other belts in the division. I think he'll go for Billy next."

  • Giacomo Pisa

    ICYMI

    In case you missed it, Callum Smith walked out of the Alamodome in San Antonio with a horrific bulging arm after suffering a suspected detached bicep in his loss to Canelo Alvarez.

    The 30-year-old Liverpool-born fighter took the best of the now four-weight division champion's best power shots.

    But he hinted in his post-bout interview that he suffered a left arm injury in the fourth-round of their Texas clash.

    His promoter Eddie Hearn also told DAZN minutes after the match-up that Smith had suffered a suspected detached bicep.

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  • Giacomo Pisa

    MAKING AN ENTRANCE

    A look back at Canelo Alvarez's dazzling ring walk before he cruised to victory over Callum Smith.

  • Giacomo Pisa

    PUNCH PERFECT

    Canelo Alvarez proved far too powerful and precise with his punches last night, as he landed with 43 PER CENT of his shots.

    Smith, who was bloodied up and left bruised all over, in contrast found home with just 18 per cent success.

    Canelo threw an amazing 484 shots over the 12 one-sided rounds, landing 209.

    Smith in fact did throw more punches than the challenger but fell short miserably, with only 97 connecting.

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  • Giacomo Pisa

    LIGHT WORK

    Canelo Alvarez celebrates with a golf swing after outclassing Callum Smith last night in Texas.

  • Giacomo Pisa

    UNBELIEVABLE

    Canelo Alvarez's list of achievements is frightening, what an incredible talent he is.

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  • Giacomo Pisa

    POUND FOR POUND BEST?

    There are certainly strong claims for Canelo Alvarez being the best pound for pound boxer in the world.

    Last night's clinical performance goes a long way to prove that.

  • Joshua Jones

    'I'M BACK'

    After 13 months away from the ring, Canelo carried one exactly where he left off.

    He was brilliant throughout against Smith and deservedly bagged the super-middleweights crowns.

  • sstreet

    'DEVASTATED'

    Callum Smith offered a candid assessment of his defeat to Canelo.

    He said: "I'm devastated. I came here to win. No excuses, he was very good.

    "It could have been a better version of me tonight. He is smart and he is clever.

    "He closes ground, sets traps and before you know it he's closed the ground up. I maybe let him close the ground up too easily."

  • Joshua Jones

    CANELO PRESSER

    The full press conference from last night's victor is now available to watch.

    And his assessment of how he won the fight is pretty clear: "Because I'm better."

  • sstreet

    MONEY SHOT

    Canelo Alvarez's win over Callum Smith moved him to 54-1 in his career.

    The only person ever to have beaten him was the great Floyd Mayweather in 2013.

  • sstreet

    'ONE OF THE BEST NIGHTS I'VE HAD'

    Here's what Canelo Alvarez said after a brutal demolition of Callum Smith.

    "This is one of the best nights I have had. I will go for more.

    "I want all the belts, it doesn't matter who has them. I don't run from anybody.

    "I have fought against the best. I have shown the world I fight the best."

  • Joshua Jones

    ABS-OLUTELY RIPPED

    Fans were stunned by Canelo's latest body transformation as he cut the bulk and appeared more shredded.

    One said: "Canelo abs still ripped after rehydration."

    Another added: "Canelo is just solid, physique, power, skills and chin is solid. On his grave stone will read.. Solid."

    One added: "Canelo looks SHREDDED!!!"

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  • sstreet

    GOING FOR GOL

    Gennady Golovkin wants another crack at Canelo Alvarez in a trilogy bout, Eddie Hearn believes.

    The promoter said: "I think he wants to fight Canelo Alvarez for the third time.

    "We saw two tremendous fights first time up, he believes he should have won those fights.

    "And I think he wants another crack at Canelo Alvarez.

    "I think there's some tremendous fights out there for him at 160lb. Demetrius Andrade, who's here tonight, it's a great unification matchup.

    "Jaime Munguia would be a great fight for DAZN as well. But that's the fight he's chasing, he wants those legacy fights."

    Golovkin was controversially judged to have only drawn his first fight with Canelo despite the vast majority of viewers believing he had won.

    However the Kazakh lost the second bout on points.

  • sstreet

    LUKE-ING AHEAD

    Callum Smith's defeat to Canelo brings the curtain down on British boxing in 2020.

    However fans won't have long to wait for action in 2021 as Luke Campbell is back in action on January 2 against Ryan Garcia in an eagerly awaited WBA Interim Lightweight title fight.

    Campbell has been out of action since 2019 when he battled bravely but succumbed to a points defeat to Vasyl Lomachenko.

  • Joshua Jones

    CAN YOU BELIEVE IT

    The comparison between Canelo and Smith at the end told the story of the fight.

    Despite going 12 rounds with the previously undefeated Merseysider, the Mexican looked super fresh afterwards with barely a scratch on his body.

    But for Smith, he was battered, cut and bruised after the 36-minute onslaught in Texas.

  • sstreet

    'IT PROBABLY DIDN'T MATTER'

    Speaking after the fight DAZN hosts said Eddie Hearn had stated that Callum Smith had likely suffered a detached bicep during the fight with Canelo.

    But Hearn added that it probably didn't matter as far as the outcome was concerned.

  • sstreet

    PUNCH DRUNK

    Here are the astonishing punch stats from Canelo vs Smith.

    The Mexican landed an incredible 43 per cent of his shots while Smith responded with just 18 per cent successful blows.

    Though Alvarez threw only 484 punches compared to Smith's 536, he managed to land more 209 compared to 97 – more than double that of his opponent.

  • sstreet

    TER UP

    After a brutal display from Canelo Alvarez, Twitter is rife with debate over whether he, or Terence Crawford is the best pound-for-pound fighter in the world.

    Here are some of the responses.

  • sstreet

    DETACHED BICEP?

    Callum Smith was left with a gruesome swollen bicep following his pummelling by Canelo Alvarez.

    As he left the fight, one Twitter user even joked: "Smiths left arm tried to give birth so he had 3 hands to try and land a shot."

    In his post-bout interview the Scouser hinted that he had suffered a left arm injury in the fourth-round of their Texas clash.

    And promoter Eddie Hearn also told DAZN minutes after the match-up that Smith had suffered a suspected detached bicep.

    If true, he would almost-certainly be forced into having surgery ahead of the upcoming Christmas break.

    It is understood the pair even smiled and joked about how swollen his arm was in the middle of their fight.

  • sstreet

    'SHOWED TREMENDOUS HEART'

    Eddie Hearn has taken to Twitter to have his say on the fight.

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