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Callum Smith Will Be Ringside With an Eye on Jacobs-Chavez Jr.

WBA super middleweight champion Callum Smith will be ringside to watch the scheduled clash between Daniel Jacobs and Julio Cesar Chavez Jr., according to Sky Sports.

Jacobs vs. Chavez Jr. takes place on Saturday night in Phoenix, Arizona.

Smith will be there for two reasons - to scout the main event, and to support his older brother, former world champion Liam Smith, who faces Roberto Garcia on the undercard.

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For Jacobs, the contest will be his official debut at super middleweight, after losing a twelve round decision to Canelo Alvarez in a middleweight unification back in May.

Both Jacobs and Smith are promoted by Eddie Hearn of Matchroom - making the contest a much easier fight to make.

For Chavez Jr., it's only his second fight since losing a twelve round decision to Canelo in May of 2017, in what was a catch-weight bout contested at 164.5-pounds. Chavez Jr. had a stay busy fight in August, that only went one round, in Mexico.

According to Jacobs, he was struggling with the weight for several fights - including back in May, where he paid a fine for his inability to make a rehdyration weight on the morning of the fight.

"I feel strong," Jacobs said to Sky Sports. "My whole camp has been extremely happy.

"When I fought for the middleweight championships, for the past two years you guys don't understand the damage I was doing to my body trying to make weight.

"We looked exceptional in the gym but, those last two weeks prior to making weight, we'd leave it in the gym. Now I have an opportunity to carry over those skills, to be hydrated, to be 100 percent. The skills in the gym that my team sees? I am allowing the world an opportunity to see that. The super-middleweight division is full of great competition."

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Comment by RJJ-94-02=GOAT on 12-19-2019

[QUOTE=Mammoth;20265193]Well, I mean, he did just get a massive gift against Ryder so it's not like he actually deserves a big fight. Smith-Jacobs is fine with me.[/QUOTE] Yeah I scored the fight 115-113 Ryder tbf.

Comment by Mammoth on 12-18-2019

[QUOTE=RJJ-94-02=GOAT;20264980]Spoke with Callum about this on Saturday. He feels that BJS is leading the Canelo sweepstakes so will likely have to travel to the US for a meaningful fight this spring. Eddie has continually failed to deliver for this guy,…

Comment by knockoutkid on 12-18-2019

He hasn't delivered for himself, get a brain, ditch joe gallagher and get some skills. Go up a weight and get some skills. These guys are just about the money not actually trying to do anything.

Comment by RJJ-94-02=GOAT on 12-18-2019

Spoke with Callum about this on Saturday. He feels that BJS is leading the Canelo sweepstakes so will likely have to travel to the US for a meaningful fight this spring. Eddie has continually failed to deliver for this guy,…

Comment by Unidentified on 12-18-2019

Is this a Canelo tournament?

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