Opinion | Sep 17 2016

AS IT HAPPENED Canelo Alvarez w ko 9 Liam Smith

Matt Christie is ringside at the AT&T Stadium in Texas to see Canelo Alvarez beat Liam Smith
Canelo Alvarez
Boxing: Canelo vs Smith  |  Jerome Miron/USA Today Sports

IN the end the class and power of Canelo Alvarez was too much for Liam Smith, as he halted the gallant Englishman in nine rounds with a sickening blow to the body inside the AT&T Stadium in Arlington, Texas, capturing the WBO super-welterweight title in the process.

Before that, though, Smith played his part in an entertaining tussle, albeit one that looked exceptionally hard to win  from the start.

Read on for exactly what happened, round by round, and for some exclusive behind the scenes access in the locker rooms.

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