The Canelo knockout of Liam Smith last night has to be up there for a KO of the year contender, alongside another one of his knockouts earlier this year as it happens when he stopped another Brit Amir Khan in bone chilling fashion in Las Vegas. But the Canelo knockout of Liam Smith had something a bit more painful to it,…
Canelo Alvarez vs Kell Brook – Now There’s A Fight If It Were To Happen
A Canelo Alvarez vs Kell Brook fight at super-welterweight would have all the ingredients for a classic.
The fight could now make a lot more sense in terms of it happening, given the fact Brook fought so valiantly against the devastatingly impressive Gennady Golovkin at middleweight, gaining considerable exposure on US TV (HBO) on top of his previous win over Shawn Porter there before too.
Canelo also just beat Englishman Liam Smith for the 154lbs WBO title in Texas and with the plan apparently to fight Golovkin at middleweight not until next September, surely there is room for another bout at super-welterweight?
After Brook’s last fight with ‘GGG’ his promoter Eddie Hearn expressed after the fight that his charge would campaign at the weight lower than middleweight next time out, so the scene could be set in the next six months or so for an all Mexico vs UK showdown in the 154lbs division if they wanted to make the fight happen.
Both men are excellent boxers who can also punch, stand toe to toe and give the fans value for money. It just seems like one of those fights right off the bat that just fits.
Canelo and Brook have both tasted defeat once in their professional careers now, but only against pound for pound greats of their time Mayweather and Golovkin respectively.
Both fighters possess excellent jabs that they use to set up some of their dynamite combinations. This was on show in both of their last fights, granted for a limited time in Brook’s case before he was stopped in the 5th by Golovkin.
But man, what a fight it would be for fans, the uppercuts that both men showed in their last bouts were superb and the clash of the battle of the jabs could make for an interesting early few rounds from a purely boxing perspective too.
One would imagine as a potential fight developed between the two that there would be some seriously heavy shots going in from both men.
A beautiful fight if ever there was one to be made.