Callum Smith has predicted a victory for former opponent Canelo Alvarez, when he faces undefeated Caleb Plant on Saturday.
Canelo and Plant battle for the undisputed tremendous middleweight crown, on the MGM Grand Backyard Area in Las Vegas. Showtime Pay-Per-View will carry the occasion.
Alvarez ripped away Smith’s WBA ’tremendous’ belt and claimed the vacant WBC crown with a complete, unanimous choice victory in Texas final December.
The Mexican four-weight world champion then went on to defend his belts towards Avni Yildirim in February earlier than halting Smith’s compatriot Billy Joe Saunders in Might so as to add the WBO belt.
Holder of the remaining IBF championship, Plant is undefeated in 21 fights, however Smith, who has since moved as much as mild heavyweight, has questioned whether or not the American contender carries the ability to unsettle Canelo and subsequently believes his former rival will prevail.
“It’s struggle,” Smith told Pro Boxing Fans. “Plant’s clearly fighter, he’s a world champion, he’s earned his proper on this struggle.
“However, I don’t know if he’s bought the ability to maintain Canelo off. He’s boxer, however he’s not the most important of punchers and I feel to beat Canelo you’ve bought to have a little bit of every little thing.
“You’ve bought to have the ability to get his respect and I don’t assume he’s bought the ability to do this. It’s struggle, however a struggle I imagine Canelo wins.”
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