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Canelo Alvarez produces brutal knockout punch to defeat Liam Smith

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Liam Smith lost his WBO light-middleweight title when he was knocked out by a fierce body shot from his opponent, Mexico’s Saul 'Canelo' Alvarez, in Texas on Saturday night.

The Liverpool-born fighter, 28, suffered a brutal blow to the right-side of his body during the ninth round.

it was a brave performance in front of over 50,000 spectators at the AT&T Arena from Smith, who was knocked down three times on his way to a first career loss, but the red-headed Mexican outclassed the Englishman. (Scroll down this page to watch the knockout punch).

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“My timing was just so off,” Smith told journalists, per the Daily Mail, after the bout.

“I was slow and had no timing to even make him think twice. He caught the body shots well.”

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Video: Alvarez's knockout punch on Smith

“I told you I would give you a good fight and win the title,” Alvarez said. “In the second round I hurt my right hand, so I had to use my left more. I thought he was very strong at the beginning and felt I had to put the body work in.

“You get great fights when matches fit well - I'm a counter-puncher and I very much enjoyed this fight.”

Alvarez v Golovkin next?

The 26-year-old, who was beaten by Floyd Mayweather three years ago, could now press for a potential fight against WBC, WBA and IBF middleweight champion Gennady Golovkin.

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“I fear no one,” the Mexican added. “I was born for this and even though many people may not like it, I'm the best fighter now...we're ready for him (Golovkin).

“I’m 26 years old and I'm the best at this time, long live Mexico.”

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