Callum Smith's Preferred Bout is Andre Ward Showdown

If WBA super middleweight champion Callum Smith (25-0, 18 KOs) had his way, he would collide with former unified super middleweight and light heavyweight champion, Andre Ward.

Ward (32-0, 16 KOs) retired from the sport in 2017, a few months after stopping Sergey Kovalev in their Las Vegas rematch.

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.


Joe Gallagher, the head trainer of Smith, outlined several options they are gunning for - with Ward being at he top of the list.

For the moment, 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.

"We're after the big guns - [Saul 'Canelo' Alvarez], Andre Ward is the preferred one, we'd love to get him out of retirement,"Gallagher said to Sky Sports. "Gennady Golovkin is another one. Badou Jack, Adonis Stevenson.

"Anfield has been denied the big fight. We've been fortunate in Manchester. Tony has done Goodison Park. Now the red side of Liverpool needs their night."

Smith is looking for the best fights possible at 168-pounds. Once he's been able to secure a few of the upper-tier opponents at super middleweight, he plans to move up in weight to the light heavyweight limit of 175-pounds.

"I want to test myself against the best to see how good I really am," Smith said.

"I believe the future is bright. There are big names in my division or around my division.

"I have unfinished business at super-middle before I move to 175lbs."

Liverpool's football stadium has never hosted a boxing match but Smith aims to replicate Tony Bellew, who won a world title at Goodison Park in 2016.

User Comments and Feedback (Register For Free To Comment) Comment by Boxing1012 on 11-14-2018

[QUOTE=Muz;19270913]And that narrative drives their entire culture and belief system. If they come to that shocking realization or admit that the propaganda they are believing and living through is in any way false, their entire life will be realized as…

Comment by Muz on 11-14-2018

[QUOTE=champion4ever;19268205]Callum Smith wouldn't stand a chance of winning against the Son Of God because he is just that bloody good.[/QUOTE] Ward is a fraud. Cheated multiple times, got gift decisions at home, and his craft is absolutely horrendous and disgraceful…

Comment by Muz on 11-14-2018

[QUOTE=Boxing1012;19270606]Thanks man. We see it, and I think a lot of others see it too. Some just don't want to see it because it ruins their narrative.[/QUOTE] And that narrative drives their entire culture and belief system. If they come…

Comment by Boxing1012 on 11-13-2018

[QUOTE=Muz;19268201]This is the best post I've seen. 💯 facts Ward dumped belts to avoid fights, cheated numerous times in fights deliberately fouling with Head butts low blows and excessive holding. The guy is a fraud always was.[/QUOTE] Thanks man. We…

Comment by champion4ever on 11-13-2018

Callum Smith wouldn't stand a chance of winning against the Son Of God because he is just that bloody good.

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