FORMER junior middleweight world champion Saul “Canelo” Alvarez is putting in hard work at his San Diego training camp in preparation for a return to his old division.
On September 17th, he will be challenging Liverpool’s Liam “Beefy” Smith for the Brit’s WBO title at 154 pounds. It will be Smith’s third defense since winning the belt last October.
“I feel very good,” said Alvarez to FightHype.com this week. “We’ve been training very hard. We know it’s going to be a hard fight due to Liam’s come-forward style, throwing a lot of punches. He’s a fighter with good combinations so we are preparing hard for a hard fight.”