Callum Smith To Expand His Profile on Joshua-Miller MSG Card

By Elliot Foster

Callum Smith will be back in the ring sooner rather than later.

The unified WBA Super, WBC Diamond and Ring Magazine super-middleweight world champion has been out of action since last September.

Smith dethroned George Groves at the King Abdullah Sports City Stadium in Jeddah, Saudi Arabia, to win the World Boxing Super Series tournament.


And after the 28-year-old became a father for the first time in January, it has been revealed that he will return to the squared circle on June 1.

‘Mundo’ has been confirmed as an addition to the supporting cast of Anthony Joshua’s WBA Super, WBO, IBF and IBO world heavyweight title defence against Jarrell Miller at Madison Square Garden in New York, exclusively live on Sky Sports Box Office in the UK and DAZN Stateside.

His promoter, Eddie Hearn, sees Smith’s second American showcase as just the tip of the iceberg in terms of his potential across the pond.

“There’s a lot of chat about the UK and America, but there are some massive fights in America for Callum Smith,” he said. “You’ve got the likes of [Saul] ‘Canelo’ [Alvarez], [Gennady] Golovkin, Julio Cesar Chavez Jr., Danny Jacobs, so June 1 is all about building that foundation.

“He’s still got the opportunity to fight in the UK on pay-per-view, but the fights that are available for him in America are way beyond even the pay-per-view level fights.”

Kell Brook, Josh Kelly and Joshua Buatsi will all feature on the undercard of ‘AJ’s’ next fight, while  former Derry Mathews opponent Tommy Coyle is expected to face Chris Algieri and Katie Taylor could be on in a fight for every lightweight title against WBC champion Delfine Persoon as she looks to add that belt to her collection of WBA, IBF and WBO crowns. 

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User Comments and Feedback (Register For Free To Comment) Comment by RJJ-94-02=GOAT on 04-02-2019

[QUOTE=jmrf4435;19630850]Dirrell and eubankk are B- level fighters. Plant and benvidez are decent.[/QUOTE] I agree but they’re still good options. Dirrell has a belt, and Eubank is a great payday. What options are there if he stays with Matchroom? John Ryder?😂😂…

Comment by REYESdelBOXEO on 04-01-2019

DAVID BENAVIDEZ Vs. Callum Smith Let's Go!

Comment by Mammoth on 04-01-2019

[QUOTE=DuckAdonis;19630011]Callum Smith vs John Ryder?[/QUOTE] Nope, Lemieux vs Ryder is on Canelo vs Jacobs undercard.

Comment by Clegg on 04-01-2019

He was well paid for the Saudi fight but it didn't do much for his UK popularity, I feel like part of the reason for his inactivity is lack of motivation considering it's likely a huge drop in pay from…

Comment by pillowfists98 on 04-01-2019

[QUOTE=RJJ-94-02=GOAT;19630019]Smith needs to sign with PBC. Much better options: Plant (IBF) Dirrell (WBC) Benavidez and Eubank Jr which is a great payday for him on ITV PPV.[/QUOTE] I think he'll have to move up to 175 soon enough. He's giant…

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