Going into the fight many had predicted a Canelo win and in front of a partisan crowd of passionate Mexicans in Dallas, he delivered.
The Mexican star got off to a blistering start in round one, landing many body and head shots and establishing a ram rod jab on the Englishman. Canelo’s punches brought a smile from Smith in the first round.
Smith showed outstanding courage however to come firing back right at the end of the round. It was apparent by this stage of the fight that Canelo’s body shots were catching up with Smith.
Smith pushed the pace again in the 8th round but after a sickening uppercut was shipped, Canelo then followed it up with a vicious body shot that dropped the incredibly tough Smith again, who got up and survived the round.
Canelo closed the show with an absolutely devastating body shot in the 9th round, finally stopping the almost super humanly tough and brave Smith.
Saúl ‘Canelo’ Álvarez derrotó a Liam Smith por nocaut en nueve asaltos y se convierte en el nuevo campeón mundial superwelter de la Organización Mundial de Boxeo en el AT&T Stadium de Dallas, Texas.