Callum Smith comfortably defends world super-middleweight title with third-round knockout from Hassan N & Dam in Madison Square Garden
- Callum Smith produced a dominant knockout victory in New York on Saturday
- The Liverpool-born hunter sent N & # 39; Dam three times in three rounds to the canvas
- He keeps his WBA call and has sent a statement for possible unit periods
Callum Smith & # 39; s first defense of his world super-middleweight title came a long eight months after he dethroned George Groves in the Saudi desert, but lasted barely as many minutes in the air-conditioned comfort of Madison Square Garden.
Poor old Hassan N & # 39; Dam was a willing but carefully chosen challenger. Too small and too far away in his career to pose a threat.
Smith did what he was asked to keep his WBA belt and open the door for future club fights.
Callum Smith made light work of his title defense when he knocked out Hassan N & # 39; Dam in New York
The Liverpool hunter sent N & # 39; Dam into the canvas three times three times before it was finished
His challenger was carefully selected and posed little to no danger to the in-form Smith
Smith raised the ropes with arms raised as he swallowed up the atmosphere
At least one at Anfield for too long to help him give Liverpool another reason to celebrate in the wake of the Champions League victory over Spurs, which he watched on television before coming to the ring.
The hope is that Canelo Alvarez can be tempted to go to Merseyside.
Even though this huge super-middleweight would once again have a size and gain a greater advantage over another more natural middleweight, this Saturday night's fight was not a preparation to face the Mexican idol.
Smith took less than three minutes to weigh his opponent.
The champion was emphatic and did not want to let his opponent enter the ring
Smith knows that the harder tests await him in his career as he lays his arms on the ropes
With only 15 seconds left in the first lap, he made a sharp left turn through N & # 39; Dam & # 39; s guard from which the challenger barely regained his feet to be saved by the bell.
A second dose of the same drug came early in the second from N & # 39; Dam was not so stunned by this left hook and rose faster to unpack the round.
It was the Mundo right side that finished him four seconds after the end of the third. Fast, heavy, devastating.
N & # 39; Dam rolled around on the canvas before he got up again, but so drunk it was rightly stopped.
A fight at Anfield is what Smith wants, as he celebrated Liverpool & # 39; s Champions League trick
Posing with his title belts, all eyes turned to promoter Eddie Hearn for the next Smith contest
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