CALLUM SMITH is just too good to have a win over Canelo rocket up the record of most British boxing’s greatest upsets.
Liverpool’s WBA and Ring journal super-middleweight king has accepted a mega-money defence of his titles towards the four-weight Mexican legend on only a month’s discover.
Eddie Hearn insists a Callum Smith underdog win won’t be an enormous shockCredit score: Getty Photographs – Getty
The 30-year-old should journey to Texas to tackle the game’s golden boy on his personal promotion.
An underdog triumph is perhaps thought of worthy of a spot alongside the enduring away wins by the likes of Ken Buchanan, Lloyd Honeyghan, and Kell Brook.
However promoter Eddie Hearn believes, like Smith, that his undefeated 6ft 3in powerhouse is best than his 7-2 odds recommend.
“It received’t be Honeyghan beating Curry, as a result of no person gave Honeyghan an opportunity”, Hearn instructed SunSport.
“It can go down as one of many nice British wins however I understand how good he’s, so it wouldn’t be an enormous shock for me.
“He has bundles of means and he has the arrogance of being the very best super-middleweight on the earth. This has come on the good time for Callum”
Canelo is the very best paid boxer on the planet and even his dance companions make life-changing cash in defeat.
That energy is open to abuse and Smith revealed the battle was introduced earlier than he had even formally signed the contract.
However Hearn insists his man is getting a good deal and the last-minute negotiations paid off handsomely.
He stated: “5 minutes earlier than their 11pm announcement, we nonetheless didn’t know for certain, even after weeks of negotiating with them.
Canelo Alvarez is the largest star attraction in world boxingCredit score: Getty Photographs – Getty
“We bought shut however then Canelo revealed they had been making an 11pm announcement and Callum known as me to ask ‘is that us?’
“I knew we didn’t have a deal however I didn’t know if he had different opponents lined up. In the long run we bought a deal and I’m actually happy with it.”
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