News | Aug 20 2016

Liam Smith focused as he prepares for clash with Canelo

Liverpool’s Liam "Beefy" Smith and Trainer Joe Gallagher report from camp
Canelo Alvarez
Boxing: Canelo vs Smith  |  Jerome Miron/USA Today Sports

FOUR weeks away from the third defense of his WBO junior middle-weight title, Liam “Beefy” Smith (23-0-1, 13 KOs) gives us a training camp update and a sneak peek into his strategy for conquering former middle-weight champion Saul “Canelo” Alvarez (47-1-1, 33 KOs).

“Training camp will have been 12 weeks and the focus is to be in great shape and bully the bully. The fans should expect a great fight, a war,” said Smith. “Both of us have great variety and both box better on the front foot so we know nobody is going to want to give that up.”

In the twenty-six year-old former two-division world champion, Smith is expecting a stiff challenge but cautions the world that he shouldn’t be overlooked.