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Callum Smith: Gilberto Ramirez An Easy Fight To Make

By Elliot Foster

Callum Smith could be forced to look elsewhere if he plans to unify the division.

The 28-year-old was at ringside on Friday night as his gym-mate Anthony Crolla was knocked out by Vasyl Lomachenko in a challenge for the WBA and WBO world lightweight titles.

Smith, the current WBA Super, WBC Diamond and Ring Magazine world champion at super-middleweight, also saw WBO world champion Gilberto Ramirez in action at the Staples Center, exclusively live on Sky Sports in the UK and ESPN Stateside.

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Mexico’s ‘Zurdo’ forced Tommy Karpency to retire after four completed rounds of their 10-round non-title showdown up at light-heavyweight.

And after the victory, 27-year-old Ramirez highlighted that he felt more comfortable up at 175lbs and wanted to stay there in a bid to win global honours in two weight divisions.

But Smith, who is set to return on the undercard of Anthony Joshua’s WBA Super, WBO, IBF and IBO world heavyweight title defence against Jarrell Miller at New York’s Madison Square Garden on June 1, is still keen on a fight with the undefeated 40-0 man.

"I would like the fight [with Ramirez]," said Smith. "I've become a world champion and now the plan is to become a unified world champion.

"I will fight with any of the other world champions and I think the fight with Gilberto should be pretty simple to make."

Details regarding the next move of Ramirez – and the identity of Smith’s next opponent – will be revealed in due course.

User Comments and Feedback (Register For Free To Comment) Comment by GFunk23 on 04-17-2019

[QUOTE=Mexican_Puppet;19667039]The rematch was more competitive, in the first fight Zurdo dropped Hart In the second, Zurdo fought with a broken hand, guy has heart[/QUOTE] Yeah I know the rematch was scored closer and Zurdo dropped Hart in the first fight…

Comment by Mexican_Puppet on 04-17-2019

[QUOTE=GFunk23;19667027]I thought he clearly won the rematch, but I thought the first could have gone either way but no issue with Zurdo winning it[/QUOTE] The rematch was more competitive, in the first fight Zurdo dropped Hart In the second, Zurdo…

Comment by GFunk23 on 04-17-2019

[QUOTE=Mexican_Puppet;19667005]Hart had a great amateur career in U.S.A. Ramírez won clearly those fights, were very hard fights and competitive, close, but Ramírez was the clear winner[/QUOTE] I thought he clearly won the rematch, but I thought the first could have…

Comment by Mexican_Puppet on 04-17-2019

[QUOTE=GFunk23;19666879]. I would favour Benavides over Smith. Ward or Froch would take out Benavides quite easily though. I must say that I don’t follow the 105lb weight division. Let’s not exaggerate here about Jesse Hart and Zurdo’s wins over Hart.…

Comment by GFunk23 on 04-17-2019

[QUOTE=Mexican_Puppet;19666033]David Benavídez will kill you, Smith. False, thats a thai guy of 105 pounds division I must say, I don’t follow the 105 lb weight class very closely. And Jesse Hart is a good fighter, he is strong, durable, has…

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