The owner of the IBF middleweight title (up to 76.2 kg), American Caleb Plant, criticized the British ex-champion Callum Smith (27-1-0, 19 KO) for, in his opinion, a weak-willed performance in a fight against the star Mexican Saul Alvarez (54 -1-2, 36 KO).
“Everyone gets hit on the body. At this level, in twelve rounds, you can’t help but miss a good body shot that you will surely feel. And that doesn’t mean that you have to give up the fight.
Nobody wanted to fight José Uscategui and he caught me in the fight. But I didn’t rub the ropes and stop fighting. The same goes for him. I caught it twice, caught it with great shit. Smith just gave up, ”said the fighter.