Feature | Jul 23 2018

‘Jaime Munguia needs to be kept away from Canelo’

Trainer Joe Gallagher assesses Liam Smith's performance against Jaime Munguia. He speaks to Jack Figg
Jaime Munguia vs Canelo Alvarez
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How did you assess Liam Smith’s performance against Jaime Munguia?

I thought Liam applied himself very well. He was getting his shots off early really well and I thought he boxed well. I had Liam up after four and level after six, but then he got caught with the left-hook to the top of the head which put Munguia in the driving seat but Liam weathered the storm. We knew they was going to try and stop Liam quicker than Canelo but we seemed to have got through it, and when Munguia came again Liam stuck with him, dug in and tried to come back late on in the fight.

What did you make of the scorecards (116-111, 117-110, 119-108)?