All eyes will be on tomorrow’s weigh-in where there is concern about Canelo Alvarez making the 154 pound weight limit ahead of his fight with ‘dangerous’ Liam Smith.
Canelo Alvarez says Liam Smith is dangerous but he is prepared
SHOWS: DALLAS, TEXAS, UNITED STATES (SEPTEMBER 15, 2016)(GOLDEN BOY PRODUCTIONS- BROADCASTER AND DIGITAL: MUST COURTESY GOLDEN BOY PRODUCTIONS)
1. EXTERIOR OF AT&T STADIUM. SITE OF CANELO ALVAREZ-LIAM SMITH FIGHT
2. (SOUNDBITE)(SPANISH) CANELO ALVAREZ SAYING:
“First of all good afternoon to everybody and thank you to everybody for all your support……look…..what can I say that hasn’t already been said. We’ve had a great camp and I know a lot of people might not know Liam Smith but we know Liam Smith but the important thing is we know Liam Smith and we know how dangerous and how tough he is.”
3. (SOUNDBITE)(ENGLISH) LIAM SMITH SAYING
“This is my chance to step on that ladder and believe me, It’s something I fully intend on doing. We’ve been confident all the way through camp. Nothing changed while we’ve been here. Seeing all the media, the arena and all the fans that are going to be here. We’re here to win and looking forward to Saturday. I hope you all enjoy the show, team Canelo fans and Liam Smith fans. I hope you all enjoy the show.”
4. WIDE SHOT OF FIGHTERS WITH JERRY JONES, OWNER OF THE DALLAS COWBOYS AND FIGHT PROMOTER OSCAR DE LA HOYA.
5. CLOSE UP OF BOTH FIGHTERS
STORY: Canelo Alvarez and Liam Smith appeared together at their final news conference on Thursday (September 15) before their showdown on Saturday night in Texas.
Alvarez (47-1-1, 33 KO), a former two-division world champion, is a heavy favorite to beat Smith (23-0-1, 13 KO) for the World Boxing Organization junior-middleweight title.
Alvarez reminded boxing fans that Smith may not be well known in North America he will not be easily dismissed.
“We’ve had a great camp and I know a lot of people might not know Liam Smith but we know Liam Smith,” Alvarez told reporters. “We know how dangerous and how tough he is.”
There will be heightened interest in Friday’s weigh-in for this fight as Smith’s camp has put Alvarez on notice that that if he does not make the 154 pound weight limit there will be not fight. Alvarez hasn’t fought at junior middleweight class since a fight with Floyd Mayweather Jr. in 2013.
Smith and Alvarez will meet at AT&T Stadium, the 100,000 seat home of the NFL’s Dallas Cowboys.