Advertisement
Advertisement
Boxingscene.com

Callum Smith Hopes To Get Clarification on Canelo Possibility

Joe Gallagher, the trainer and manager of WBA super middleweight champion Callum Smith, is looking to get some clarification on his fighter's next move - hoping that he lands a showdown with Mexican superstar Canelo Alvarez.

On June 1, Smith returned with a crushing knockout of Hassan N'Dam on the Anthony Joshua-Andy Ruiz undercard at Madison Square Garden in New York City.

Canelo, who holds the WBA "regular" title at super middleweight, is likely returning in September.

callum-smith (5)_4

Canelo fought last month, when he won a twelve round unanimous decision over Daniel Jacobs to unify the WBC, IBF, WBA middleweight titles in Las Vegas.

Gallagher is not going to allow his fighter to get caught cold, with a short window of training time to prepare for someone like Canelo.

"We're not going to get caught short," Gallagher told Sky Sports.

"Whether we get last minute 'Canelo', you've got to understand, they're like the Mayweathers now, aren't they. There's your eight weeks' notice, that's it. I messaged Eddie over the weekend. I asked for a meeting this week with him to sort out what's happening with Callum.

"Last time I spoke to Eddie, he said there was a possibility, it could be December [for Canelo]. Definitely isn't this September, but I just think to myself 'Who would Canelo fight, if it wasn't this September?' He has to defend that super-middleweight belt of his that he's got, otherwise it becomes vacant."

Gallagher believes there is a strong possibility that Canelo goes back to 168, sooner than later, to face Smith.

"Yeah, 100 percent, I definitely think it is [possible]. I think maybe if Callum Smith performed badly in New York, we would have got the phone call, but maybe they just want to make sure they are right and ready to make that next move up," Gallagher said.

"Callum Smith has got to fight in September. You either give us a date, we've got to be ready, either it's in America or it's in the UK, but we want a fight on that date, and we want to fight again in December. It's time to get Callum going."

User Comments and Feedback (Register For Free To Comment) Comment by Sid-Knee on 06-26-2019

[QUOTE=Senor_frogs;19856227]Who did he drain :lol1:[/QUOTE] You don't know about his rehydration clauses? Check out the Jacobs, Chavez and Fielding fights. The guy is a punk of the highest order. He'll do the same to Smith as well to gain any…

Comment by MPDKSAB on 06-25-2019

[QUOTE=hitking;19855968]Well considering Smith would have to cut off a limb to make 160, Andrade might have a chance. But since Canelo would be fighting Smith at 168. How would Andrade do against the 168 version Canelo would be fighting?[/QUOTE] Whatever…

Comment by Jubei on 06-25-2019

This guy is only interested in fighting much smaller dudes. They actually picked a shopworn middleweight contender as his last opponent and now he is trying to fight another one.

Comment by Senor_frogs on 06-25-2019

[QUOTE=Boxing Scene;19856841]He always has some kind of stupid advantage.[/QUOTE] You earn the right to those small advantages. Just like Floyd did. But he said he’ll drain someone again. Who did he drain? :rofl:

Comment by Boxing Scene on 06-25-2019

[QUOTE=Senor_frogs;19856227]Who did he drain :lol1:[/QUOTE] He always has some kind of stupid advantage.

Post a Comment - View More User Comments (22)
Top Headlines Manny Pacquiao-Keith Thurman - LIVE BoxingScene Scorecard Yordenis Ugas Drops, Decisions Omar Figueroa in Eliminator Omar Figueroa-Yordenis Ugas - LIVE BoxingScene Scorecard Sergey Lipinets Blasts Out Jayar Inson in Two Rounds Luis Nery Lands Vicious Body Shot To Knock Payano Out in Ninth Manny Pacquiao: I Don't Think Keith Thurman Will Trade With Me Caleb Plant Drops Mike Lee Three Times, Stops Him in Third Caleb Plant vs. Mike Lee - LIVE BoxingScene Scorecard Efe Ajagba Forced To Go Distance, Decisions Demirezen Buboy: I Told Pacquiao, 'If You Are Angry at Thurman - KO Him!' Thurman: Pacquiao Knows Broner Fight Was B.S., Not Entertaining Dillian Whyte Gets Off The Floor To Decision Oscar Rivas Dillian Whyte vs. Oscar Rivas - LIVE BoxingScene Scorecard Maxim Vlasov Gets Revenge, Decisions Isaac Chilemba Pacquiao vs. Thurman - LIVE Results From Las Vegas Errol Spence vs. Shawn Porter Made Official For September 28 David Price Saves Career, Breaks Down & Stops Dave Allen Keith Thurman-Manny Pacquiao: Stats and Stakes David Allen vs. David Price - LIVE BoxingScene Scorecard Chisora Knocks Szpilka Out Cold in Second Round Chisora vs. Szpilka - LIVE BoxingScene Scorecard Keith Thurman In 'Far Better' Shape For Pacquiao Than Lopez Thurman Admires Pacquiao, But He'll Retire Long Before He's 40 Dillian Whyte vs. Oscar Rivas - LIVE Results From London Pacquiao vs. Thurman: Preview and Analysis Caleb Plant: I Trained Harder For Mike Lee Than Uzcategui Angel Garcia: Thurman Ain't The Same Since He Fought Danny Lomachenko-Campbell Title Fight Official, 8/31 in London Caleb Plant: Mike Lee Has No Idea What He's Getting Himself Into Porter: Thurman Will Try To Get Manny Out Of There Real Quick Ellerbe: Pacquiao-Thurman Will End In KO; Could Be Hagler-Hearns Daily Bread Mailbag: Pernell Whitaker, Pacquiao-Thurman, More Photos: Teofimo Lopez Tested Tough To Beat Masayoshi Nakatani Dadashev Undergoes Two Hour Surgery, Part of Skull Removed Video: Leonard Ellerbe Reacts To Pacquiao-Thurman Weigh-In Video: Winky Wright Breaks Down Pacquiao vs. Thurman Video: Danny Garcia Discusses Pacquiao vs. Thurman Video: Angel Garcia on Danny's Options, Mikey Garcia, More Video: Erik Morales on Pacquiao-Thurman, Canelo Franchise Belt Video: Marco Antonio Barrera on Pacquiao-Thurman, Canelo
Advertisement
Latest Active Forum Threads
Advertisement
Advertisement