Despite Canelo Alvarez’s history of getting the benefit of the doubts on the scorecards in just about all of his biggest fights, WBA super middleweight champion Callum Smith refuses to believe he needs a knockout to win on Saturday. 

Smith (27-0, 19 KOs), the youngest of four brothers who went on to be credible pro fighters, will hold a seven-inch height advantage against Alvarez (53-1-2, 36 KOs) when the two face off inside the Alamodome in San Antonio (8 p.m. ET, DAZN, sign up now) in a fight that will also be for the vacant WBC title at 168 pounds. 

Alvarez, the 30-year-old Mexican superstar who holds the secondary WBA title at super middleweight, previously received the nod in title bouts that ended in close decisions against Austin Trout, Erislandy Lara, Gennadiy Golovkin and Daniel Jacobs. He also…

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