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Callum Smith: I Would Jump at Opportunity To Fight Canelo!

WBA super middleweight champion Callum Smith is ready and willing to fight toe to toe with Mexican superstar Saul "Canelo" Alvarez.

Earlier this month, Canelo scored a twelve round unanimous decision over Daniel Jacobs to unify the IBF, WBA, WBC middleweight titles at T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas.

Canelo also owns the WBA "regular" title at 168-pounds.

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In the aftermath of his win over Jacobs, Canelo and his handlers mentioned Smith as a potential opponent for the fall.

Before he can think about Canelo, Smith will defend his belt against former champion Hassan N'Dam on June 1, as part of the undercard to Anthony Joshua's clash with Andy Ruiz at Madison Square Garden in New York City.

If Smith wins, he would embrace a fight with Canelo with both hands.

The bout with give Smith the opportunity to avenge his family honor, since Canelo knocked out older brother Liam Smith in 2016.

"Canelo is a superstar in boxing and he mentioned my name after his fight," Smith said to Sky Sports. "I'm sure our teams can sit down and, if that fight can be made, it's something I would jump at.

"I'll take care of business on June 1 - I've got a tough fight with N'Dam - and providing I come through with no injuries then there are a lot of big names [for me to fight next]. I want to see how good I am, and the only way to do that is to fight the best in the division."

Joe Gallegher, who trains Smith, says a fight with Canelo would be a blockbuster event in the UK.

"Anfield would be absolutely packed to the rafters for that," Gallagher said.

"I just think it ticks all the boxes. We would welcome 'Canelo' Alvarez, if he wants to come over to the UK and fight. Yes, Callum Smith is the man to accommodate him."

User Comments and Feedback
Comment by Shadoww702 on 05-23-2019

[QUOTE=Boxingfanatic75;19765541]You are most correct! And think about your body in a constant state of up and down. It definitely takes its toll. To hydrate in the Marines the night prior to a big run or hump (hiking in full battle…

Comment by Shadoww702 on 05-23-2019

[QUOTE=Boxingfanatic75;19765541]You are most correct! And think about your body in a constant state of up and down. It definitely takes its toll. To hydrate in the Marines the night prior to a big run or hump (hiking in full battle…

Comment by Boxingfanatic75 on 05-22-2019

[QUOTE=Shadoww702;19765504]I read an article years ago about doing it and they said it increases higher chances of concussions because of water loss to the brain, lower pain tolerance, and especially shuts down the kidneys and Many fighters had to be…

Comment by Shadoww702 on 05-22-2019

[QUOTE=Boxingfanatic75;19764978]I agree with you. Too many have injured themselves attempting to make what I call an unnatural weight. I believe draining yourself to make weight then rehydrates takes away from an athlete each time they do it. Overtime I’d like…

Comment by rafieljohnson on 05-22-2019

Everybody wants to fight Canelo for the payday plus they think they can beat him. Canelo is a lot better defensively than he's given credit.

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