Former two-division world champion Canelo Alvarez(47-1-1, 33 KOs) and British knockout artist, WBO Junior Middleweight World ChampionLiam "Beefy" Smith (23-0-1, 13 KOs) have opened up about training camp ahead of theirSeptember 17 clash at the AT&T Stadium, home of the Dallas Cowboys in Arlington, Texas. Canelo is training in San Diego while Liam Smith is training on his home turf in Liverpool, England.
"Both Canelo and Liam Smith's camps are looking great, and I can see that these fighters have clearly become bigger and stronger with their training regimens," said Oscar De La Hoya, chairman and CEO of Golden Boy Promotions. "Having trained like this myself, I can tell that both will be going in for the kill come fight night, as we can see these fighters demonstrating abundant strength and power."
"My training camp will last a total of seven weeks," said Canelo Alvarez. "My focus is becoming a world champion-that's the main purpose of this fight. To become a world champion one more time will be sweet and memorable. This victory would be for all my Mexican fans and those all over the world. On fight night, the fans can expect to see two explosive styles clashing in the first round. The iconic venue will be amazing that night and everyone will not be disappointed."
"I know Liam Smith has a similar style as mine," continued Alvarez. "He likes to trade punches and that will make a terrific fight. I don't like to make predictions or announce my strategy. But one thing I can say is that it will be a fight to remember. I am planning a big surprise when I get into the ring. The fans inside the AT&T Stadium and those ones watching at home will witness something special."
"Canelo's experience will be his fundamental advantage over Liam Smith in his fight," said Eddy Reynoso, head trainer to Canelo Alvarez. "Canelo has fought a tremendous amount of talented fighters and I believe that will be the difference is this fight."