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Callum Smith More Than Willing To Fight Andre Ward in May

WBA super middleweight champion Callum Smith (25-0, 18 KOs) is aiming to have a major fight at the end of May.

And former unified super middleweight and light heavyweight champion Andre Ward (32-0, 16 KOs) is one of the names on his short-list.

Ward retired from the sport in 2017, a few months after stopping Sergey Kovalev in their Las Vegas rematch in June of that year.

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Smith has become a top player at 168-pounds after shocking George Groves with a knockout back in September to win the WBA belt in the final bout of the World Boxing Super Series.

As previously stated earlier this month, Ward has given no indication that he would unretire. And, it's not likely the undefeated Olympic gold medal winner would be able to make the super middleweight limit of 168.

If a fight were to happen, Smith would have to at least move up to the light heavyweight limit of 175-pounds - which he seems to be willing to do.

Several years go, Ward battered and stopped Callum's older brother, Paul Smith.

Smith's promoter, Eddie Hearn, would like to match him against former middleweight champion Gennady Golovkin.

Joe Gallergh, who trains Smith, says Ward, Canelo Alvarez and WBC 175-pound champion Adonis Stevenson are also on their list.

"That's what we're looking at [for late May], that's when Callum has said he wants to fight," Gallagher told Sky Sports. "He wants to fight at Liverpool in the stadium, the end of May next year. If you mention Canelo, well that's the man that beat the man. He's moved up to fight Rocky at the end of the year. If he wants to then come to Anfield next year and fight the No 1 super-middleweight in the world, Callum Smith, then now we're talking. That's a fight that motivates Callum Smith.

"Listen Callum Smith is ready to go and wants to challenge himself again, against the best in the world. The likes of 'Canelo', Andre Ward and Adonis Stevenson, they are the names that will get the juices flowing, that puts the fear factor into Callum Smith.

"If Callum beats a Canelo, an Andre Ward or Stevenson it will absolutely lift him to another level again."

User Comments and Feedback
Comment by 5000boxing on 11-17-2018

[QUOTE=Phenom;19277753]All these brits want to avenge Carl Froch[/QUOTE] Lmao! like the chinese say "Beware what u wish for"

Comment by Mick Higgs on 11-17-2018

This fight is not happening & is just a commercial gimmick. Smith would at least have to travel to Oakland & fight @ 175Lb. The more realistic contest is Smith/Benavidez which the WCB has already ordered.

Comment by chubuk7 on 11-17-2018

[QUOTE=Bjl12;19277757]LMFAOOOO Mr. MIDDLEWEIGHT CA$HNELO[/QUOTE] The boxing fans have gotta be hoping he's going meat free! LOL

Comment by TheCell8 on 11-16-2018

I think the only fighter Ward will make 168 for is Golovkin.

Comment by JcLazyX210 on 11-16-2018

Is he crazy? Lol

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