Vile Callum Smith injury sees muscle detach under skin in Canelo Alvarez loss
Callum Smith picked up a vile injury where the muscle from his arm could be seen detached under his skin after losing to Canelo Alvarez.
The Englishman took on the four-division world champion in San Antonio, Texas, and went the full 12 rounds.
But it was dominated by the 30-year-old, who landed several punches in the first rounds.
As Smith tried to get back into the fight, Alvarez targeted his opponent’s left arm where the Liverpool-born fighter picked up a injury.
And images from the aftermath of the fight show how bad it was.
The boxer would be seen nursing a huge bubble on his arm, which was swelling underneath the skin.
Smith’s injury was labelled a superficial ailment, which the Englishman was left gutted with.
He told DAZN : “I’m devastated. I came here to win. No excuses. Canelo was excellent.
“Maybe I’ve been on the weight too long. I don’t feel as dominant late on in fights.
“It could have been a better version of me tonight. Canelo performed and was the better man.
“He is smart, to be honest. He is clever, and he closes the ground, sets traps. Before you know it, he’s closed the ground up. I maybe let him close the ground up too easily.”
Eddie Hearn, responsible for putting the fight together, also confirmed the injury – but also praised Smith’s performance in Texas.
Speaking to BBC Radio 5 Live , the promoter said: “You just saw the pound-for-pound king. Callum Smith is so tough.
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“He gave a great interview there. I think he detached his bicep in the second or third round, but it didn’t matter.
“It was a masterclass from Canelo. I just left Smith’s changing room, and everyone is talking about Alvarez. He’s just so good.
“I’m proud of Callum. He never stopped throwing, but he came up against the best fighter on the planet.”
You can read the full report of Alvarez’s win over Smith here.
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