Biggest height disparities in boxing after Callum Smith towers over Canelo Alvarez at first face-off

FOR anyone, fighting Mexican superstar Canelo Alvarez is a tall order – but Brit Callum Smith is armed with a seizable height advantage.

Smith defends his super-middleweight crown on Saturday night, and at 6ft 3in towers over the 5ft 8in frame of Canelo.

But as Alvarez has gone through the championship weights – from super-welterweight up to light-heavyweight – he has got used to battering the bigger man.

And Canelo is not the only one to have given away physical attributes.

Here SunSport takes a look at some of the biggest height disparities in boxing.

Mike Tyson vs Mitch Green, 1986

Tyson stands only 5ft 10in – short even for his generation of smaller heavyweights.

It meant Iron Mike was used to facing taller opponents and adapted his style to be more ferocious on the inside.

And he used this to great affect when he outpointed 6ft 5in Mitch Green.

David Haye vs Nikolai Valuev, 2009

When 6ft 2in Haye travelled to Russia to face WBA champion Valuev, he gave away a massive EIGHT inches to the 7ft giant.

He was also outweighed by SEVEN STONE to set up a real life David and Goliath battle.

But it was London's Hayemaker who proved too quick and slick for Valuev, winning the title on points.

Manny Pacquiao vs Antonio Margarito, 2010

Pacquiao started his career at light-flyweight in 1995, weighing just 7stone 5lb.

But 15 years later, he moved all the way up to light-middleweight and fought Margarito at a catchweight, where he tipped the scales 10st 2lb.

PacMan, at just 5ft 6in also gave away four inches to Margarito, but still battered the Mexican over 12 rounds.

Guillermo Rigondeaux vs Hisashi Amagasa, 2014

Former super-bantamweight ruler Rigondeaux stands just 5ft 4in and travelled to Japan to face 5ft 10in Amagasa.

Rigondeaux also gave away a considerable weight advantage to Amagasa, who had campained at featherweight.

But it mattered little as the Cuban – who was dropped twice – recorded a pair of knockdowns himself to win in round 11.

Sebastian Fundora vs Habib Ahmed, 2020

Lanky southpaw Fundora has emerged as a contender in the super-middleweight division this year.

And at 6ft 6in he promises to stand over almost all of the competition – even going up to heavyweight.

In his last fight, he proved too much for 6ft Ahmed, who was stopped in round two.

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