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Joe Gallagher Pleads: No Callum Smith vs. Braehmer in Germany

Joe Gallagher, trainer of undefeated super middleweight contender Callum Smith, is pleading for a neutral venue for the upcoming semi-final clash with former world champion Juergen Braehmer in the World Boxing Super Series.

There has been some talk of Smith vs. Braehmer taking place in Germany - which gives the veteran the homefield advantage.

According to Gallagher, neither boxer should be allowed to get a home venue advantage in the fight.

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The winner of Smith vs. Braehmer will head to the finals, against the winner of the other semi-final bout - which is a blockbuster WBA/IBO unification between domestic rivals George Groves and Chris Eubank Jr.

In the initial bouts of the WBSS, Braehmer moved down from the light heavyweight division and dominated his way to a decision win over undefeated Rob Brant, and Smith overcame a determined Erik Skoglund to secure his own semi-finals position. 

Gallagher has had some bad experiences in the past with some of his fighters losing what the veteran trainer felt were controversial decisions on German soil.

"For the semi-final, I do think it should be on neutral ground. I don't think it should be in England and I don't think it should be in Germany," Gallagher told Sky Sports.

"I think everyone would agree with me, no-one should have unfair advantage, and I don't think it would be fair on Braehmer if it was in Liverpool neither. Put it in Monte Carlo, Monaco, or you can put it in Dublin. I'm sure they would love it over there. Amsterdam is one, or even put one of them [semi-finals] over in America. But I don't think it should either be in Germany or the UK. It needs to be on neutral ground.

"For my personal coaching point of view of being in Germany and lost with [Matthew] Macklin against [Felix] Sturm, and then Callum Smith has been there and seen his brother Paul [Smith] lose to [Arthur] Abraham, so I don't think it's right. I think everyone would agree with me, no-one should have unfair advantage, and I don't think it would be fair on Braehmer if it was in Liverpool neither. This is no way by any means a straightforward job. It's a step-up in class for Callum Smith against a light-heavyweight, although he's coming down."

User Comments and Feedback (Register For Free To Comment) Comment by ShoulderRoll on 11-18-2017

[QUOTE=knockoutkid;18221155]Should be in Germany, cause Braehmer is the more distinguished boxer, plus he is near retirement. Smith don't want to fight anyone abroad, LOL, what a wuss.[/QUOTE] The fight would probably generate more money in Germany, too.

Comment by Tommy O C on 11-18-2017

Put it on wherever the gate will be the biggest, simple as

Comment by BattlingNelson on 11-18-2017

Yes! Put the fight in Denmark!! We need a big fight so bad!

Comment by DramaShow on 11-18-2017

germany is no worse than the UK or america is.

Comment by RJJ-94-02=GOAT on 11-18-2017

Tesco Joe at it again. These days the UK is just as bad as Germany anyway. Saying that regardless of where WBSS has been, the cards have always been pretty fair IMO

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