On Saturday night, the AT&T Stadium in Arlington will play host to one of the most hotly anticipated bouts of the year, as Saul Alvarez steps down a weight to fight WBO light-middleweight title holder Liam Smith.
Floyd Mayweather Snr recently compared the bout to being like ‘a 12th grader taking on a kindergarten kid’, but how is the rest of social media calling this one?
Here’s Alvarez preparing for the weekend…
— BoxingTipster (@AgainstTRopes) September 15, 2016
Meanwhile, the 6/1 outsider looks in equally impressive shape…
— matthew macklin (@mattmacklin) September 13, 2016
He might match the 1/10 favourite in style, but can he do so in power, too?
Liam Smith boxes a whole lot like Canelo..his left hook to the body & right uppercut are very Canelo-Like..
— Albert Alvarez (@AlvarezBoxing) September 5, 2016
Someone’s travelling to the fight in style…
— Paul Smith Jnr (@PaulSmithJnr) September 12, 2016
Beefy certainly has his supporters…
— Steve Francis (@Steve_Francis88) September 5, 2016
One down, two to go Andy!
— Andy Rowan (@Andy_Rowan) September 5, 2016
Bold words, Norman…
— Norman Barton (@ncbarton) September 15, 2016
Check out what Sugar Ray Leonard has to say on the fight…
— Sugar Ray Leonard (@SugarRayLeonard) September 13, 2016
Granted, he’s no Gennady Golovkin, but Beefy won’t make things easy for Alvarez!
Canelo got it so easy this weekend #CaneloSmith
— İshâk (@isaacp_00) September 15, 2016
Brook was 5/1 last weekend, whereas Smith is 6s to win in Dallas…
I think Smith has a better chance v Canelo then what Brook had v GGG, natural 154lber, could be a slugfest #CaneloSmith
— Anthony Cullis (@ACullis180) September 15, 2016
It’s 8/1 for Smith to KO Alvarez, while 1/2 says that’s the Mexican’s method of victory…
— Maximum Power (@TheMaximumPower) September 15, 2016
And finally, a word from the two fighters ahead of the bout…
— Canelo Alvarez (@Canelo) September 12, 2016
— BoxNation (@boxnationtv) September 14, 2016
Which way are you calling the fight? Let us know in the comments section below!
All Odds and Markets are correct as of the date of publishing.