So on Saturday 17th September Liverpool’s Liam Smith takes on the hard hitting Mexican Canelo at the home of the Dallas cowboys in what is by far his biggest test to date.
Canelo, who’s only loss to date came at the hands of the great Floyd May weather back in 2013 is one of the sports biggest names with Boxrec ranking him the pound for pound king.
Canelo who had an impressive amateur career with 44 wins out of 46 bouts and was Mexican junior champion goes into the fight full of confidence following his recent win over Amir Khan back in May but Smith believes he has the tools to show that this is his time to shine.
Former Rotunda ABC boxer Beefy also has an outstanding amateur career. The 2 x ABA champion comes from a family of 4 current professional boxers and is currently unbeaten.
Smith made his professional debut in 2008 on a stacked card including the likes of Tony Bellew and Anthony Corolla and seems to have gone from strength to strength. Canelo is already talking about fighting GGG next time out and that could be a huge mistake.
Smith believes he can do what fellow Brits Khan, Rhodes & Mathew Hatton all couldn’t. One thing for sure is it won’t be easy but make no mistake the slightest sign of complacency and Smith will be sure to pounce.
Liam has been sparring with the likes of Kell Brook and younger brother Calumn which isn’t bad preparation at all. He looks sharp & hungry but more than anything believes he has the skills to conquer where so many others have failed.
One thing is for sure a win for Beefy will open up so many doors with bags of potential quality fights awaiting the winner. This certainly looks an interesting fight between 2 come forward fighters where neither like to take a backward step.
Viewers can watch the action on HBO, PPV on Saturday 17th September.