Joe Gallagher, trainer of WBA super middleweight champion Calllum Smith, says his boxer is very open to the idea of moving up in weight to challenge WBO light heavyweight champion Sergey Kovalev.
Smith, who captured the WBA title last year by knocking out George Groves and winning the World Boxing Super Series tournament, is looking for the biggest fight possible at 168.
But it does not appear that a high level contest at super middleweight is on the horizon.
If Smith is not able to secure a major fight at 168, then he has no problem with moving up to light heavyweight to challenge someone like Kovalev.
Last weekend in Texas, Kovalev won a dominant twelve round unanimous decision over Eleider Alvarez to recapture the WBO world title.
"The unification fights, that's what we want, that's what we've said to Eddie Hearn," said Smith's trainer and manager Joe Gallagher.
"They're the big fights we want, and even with Kovalev winning at the weekend, there's a possibility if no one wants to dance with us at super middleweight, that we'd move up and fight Kovalev. I think that would get everyone excited, but they're the type of fights we want for Callum Smith.
"Callum Smith became the No 1 in the world, September last year. He's become a dad, he's back in the gym now and he's itching to get out. I'm wanting Callum to fight April, May time, whether that's here in the UK or in America. But we want the big fights, unification fights."
The biggest issue at hand in making Kovalev vs. Smith is the network. Smith, who is promoted by Eddie Hearn, fights exclusively in the United States on streaming service DAZN. Kovalev has a co-promotional deal with Main Events and Top Rank, and his next couple of fights will be carried by ESPN.