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Callum Smith Willing To Face Jacobs, Golovkin, Benavidez, Plant

WBA super middleweight world champion Callum Smith is looking for the biggest fight possible in the fall.

Smith was a frontrunner to face Mexican superstar Saul "Canelo" Alvarez on the Cinco De Mayo date of May 2nd in Las Vegas.

But Smith rejected an initial offer for the fight, explaining that it was low. Canelo and his handlers eventually went with WBO super middleweight champion Billy Joe Saunders.

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Smith was last seen in action back in November, when he won a tougher than expected twelve round unanimous decision over mandatory challenger John Ryder.

Smith's trainer, Joe Gallagher, would like to see his man in action in the very near future in a stay-busy fight, and then wants him to face a major opponent in the fall - and they don't care who that name would be.

Gallagher says they are willing to fight current middleweight champion Gennady Golovkin, top rated super middleweight and former champion Daniel Jacobs, top contender Chris Eubank Jr, former champion Sergey Kovalev at the light heavyweight limit of 175, or even a rematch with Ryder.

But what Smith wants most is a unification with either WBC champion David Benavidez or IBF champion Caleb Plant.

"Callum has just had his mandatory, a tough mandatory with John Ryder," said Gallagher. "I would like to get Callum Smith out, a defence of his title, and then he can fight whoever is available in September.

"Whether it's GGG, Jacobs, John Ryder 2, Eubank, Kovalev, anyone. Callum has made it quite clear that he's got involved in boxing to win titles and prove he's the best. He's got the ranking, but he would love to unify the division, so that starts with a Plant or a Benavidez."

User Comments and Feedback
Comment by Italian-Mexican on 03-15-2020

He needs to rematch Ryder. I would love to see Ryder beat Callum, then there should be a fight between Canelo and Ryder. That would be WAR!

Comment by Clegg on 03-15-2020

Any fighter is willing to face any other fighter if the money is right. But if Canelo money isn't enough, does he take similar risk for whatever the others offer or wait on Canelo to come back later in the…

Comment by vital1983 on 03-15-2020

Wasn't willing to face a contract though.

Comment by theface07 on 03-15-2020

[QUOTE=ceylon mooney;20463799]make the ryder rematch. everyone would watch it.[/QUOTE] He doesn't want to risk losing and blowing a bigger payday against one of the big boys. I think Smith/Plant is a natural fight to make at this point. Both have…

Comment by j0zef on 03-15-2020

Smith vs. Golovkin or Smith vs. Benavidez would be excellent fights.

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