Liam Smith: Canelo's Team Will Plead For Rematch After Loss

America's boxing media flocked to the Gaylord Texan Resort in Arlington today as reigning WBO Junior Middlweight Champion Liam 'Beefy' Smith put on a show for the cameras ahead of his blockbuster showdown with Mexican star Saul 'Canelo' Alvarez. The history-making Liverpudlian looked in sensational form as he was put through his paces by trainer Joe Gallagher.

Speaking to Ring TV after his workout Smith said: "It's not the biggest fight of (Canelo's) career now, but when he loses it will be and his team will do everything possible to get the rematch. Yes, I'm the champion and it's my biggest fight, but it's a fight I've asked for since I became champion.

"People actually congratulated me when I took the fight and told me I deserved credit. Why do I deserve credit if I'm the champion? If I'm knocking back fights, then I don't deserve to be champion. I was never going to turn down any big names."

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Undefeated Smith, 23-0-1 13 KO's, is enjoying and red-hot eight fight knockout streak and believes he has bettered himself both inside and outside of the ring since claiming the vacant WBO World Junior Middleweight against American John Thompson back in October 2015.

"I've improved a lot physically and mentally," said Smith. "I try things in the ring now that I probably wouldn't have tried before I reached this level. I think you can see the improvements, even though my title defences haven't been against world-class opponents. I've still gone about the job like a champion."

BoxNation, the Channel of Champions, will televise this fight on Sky (SD Ch.437 and HD Ch.490), Freeview (Ch.255), Virgin (Ch.546), TalkTalk (Ch.415), online at and via apps (iOS, Android, Amazon).

User Comments and Feedback (Register For Free To Comment) Comment by Sroey on 09-14-2016

Really like Liam Smith. He looks older than he should haha, but he comes across as very down to earth. He openly admits he hasn't fought anyone world class yet but he doesn't seem fazed at all so far. I…

Comment by OctoberRed on 09-14-2016

Maybe if the PPV does well, or else the rematch is going to regular HBO when they can afford it

Comment by HansGruber on 09-14-2016

Even though i never heard of Smith and he looks like 45 years old dude. I am rooting for him to KO that coward Canelita

Comment by SeekDaGreat on 09-13-2016

Not really because the PPV is going to tank. I'm certain of it. Win or lose this is a one time deal UNLESS it's a fight if the year type fight. And then the rematch will gain some steam. This…

Comment by CJRock on 09-13-2016

I'm praying for a miracle WAR SMITH!!!!!!!!!!!!!! PLUCK THAT FAT CHICKEN !!!!

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