Advertisement
Advertisement
Boxingscene.com

Photos: Callum Smith, Erik Skoglund - Face To Face at Final Presser

Callum Smith (22-0, 17 KOs) and Erik Skoglund (26-0, 12 KOs) came head to head at the Town Hall in Liverpool before their hotly anticipated Ali Trophy quarter-final bout at the Echo Arena on Saturday.

“’I’ve got no regret about picking Erik as an opponent,” said Smith. “I picked Erik because I thought stylistically he would bring out the best in me. The best version of me will beat the best version of him because I am the better fighter. I think on Saturday in front of my hometown fans you will see a very good performance from myself.”

smith-skoglund-2

‘’I’ve been in Liverpool for a few days now," said Skoglund. "It’s a nice place, a nice town, so far so good. Normally I am fighting in my hometown in Sweden with all the expectations and the pressure from the fans. Here I am the underdog, all the pressure is on Callum."

“I can’t wait to step into the ring. I will do my best, I am happy with the role as an underdog. I am always confident, this is a fight between two undefeated and confident guys, but I believe I have what it takes to win.”

“This will be a close fight," said Johan Skoglund, Erik’s dad and trainer. "We have a good plan, and we think we can do this. We will try whatever we can to get the win and process in the tournament.”

“It’s amazing to be in Liverpool with such good athletes,"

smith-skoglund_1

Said Kalle Sauerland, Comosa’s Chief Boxing Officer:

We have two of the best young challengers out there, two guys waiting for their shots, waiting to beat the best and be the best. It’s going to be a super fight on Saturday!”

Tickets for the Smith-Skoglund Muhammad Ali Trophy quarter-final and WBC Diamond World title contest on Saturday, September 16 at the Echo Arena in Liverpool are available at www.stubhub.com

User Comments and Feedback (Register For Free To Comment) Comment by CLUBBER! on 09-13-2017

Where's that BigStomps PU SSY

Post a Comment - View More User Comments (1)
Top Headlines Kell Brook in Line For a Couple Big Fights in America, Says Hearn De La Hoya: Jacobs Jumped on Canelo Fight, GGG Not So Much Frank Warren Breaks Down Dubois, Adams Card on March 8 Keith Thurman - Twenty-Two Months Later Jacobs: I'll Beat Canelo - I'm Faster, Taller, More Range Than GGG Don King Fears For Joe Joyce: Heaven Help Him With Stiverne WBC Prez: Pacquiao Was Not 100%, Floyd Rematch Will Be Huge Badou Jack Clarifies Trainer's "Mike Tyson" Corner Instructions Photos: Jaime Munguia, Takeshi Inoue - Face To Face at Workouts Photos: Tug Nyambayar, Claudio Marrero, Colbert - Workouts Photos: Adam Kownacki, Gerald Washington - Putting in Work Photos: Keith Thurman, Josesito Lopez - Open Workouts Pedro Moreno vs. Ramon Mascarena Tops New Blood Card Stiverne: Joe Joyce? I'll Knock Him Out, Then I'll KO Joshua! Pacquiao-Broner Show Tracking Toward 400,000 PPV Buys Thurman Admits Past Hand Injury Will Require More Monitoring Anthony Joshua's Opponent Could Be Determined This Week Warrington-Galahad Purse Bid Postponed To February 5 Photos: Liam Smith, Sam Eggington - Go Face To Face in Liverpool Oleksandr Usyk To Return in Mid-May In U.S. As A Heavyweight Michael Conlan vs. Ruben Garcia Hernandez on March 17, ESPN+ Joe Joyce Promises Pain: Bermane Stiverne Disrespected Me! Josesito Lopez: I Know People Are Overlooking Me vs. Thurman Badou Jack Eager For Browne Rematch Once Cleared For Return Arum: Wilder-Fury Needed a Promoter and a Megaphone Amir Khan: Terence Crawford Is A Better Legacy Fight Than Brook Frank Warren on Wilder-Fury II, Frampton's Future, Warrington Lyon Woodstock Takes a Swipe at British Champ Sam Bowen Carlos Takam Feels Time is Right For Dereck Chisora Rematch Roach: Pacquiao, With Two Hands, Does Much Better With Floyd Reymart Gaballo, Romero Duno Get Opponents For February 9 Canelo: Beating Jacobs I'll Be One Step Away From Undisputed Brian Ceballo Staying Level-Headed, Taking Things Step By Step Ellerbe: Pacquiao Has Many Options at 147 - But Not Mayweather David Lemieux vs. John Ryder Possible For Canelo-Jacobs Card Crawford-Khan: Madison Square Garden Chosen as Site Francisco Vargas Vows Revenge: I'm Not Impressed By Berchelt Josesito Lopez Values Improvements To His Game Under Garcia Arum: Joshua Damaged His Credibility, Fury Viewed as #1 in U.S. Keith Thurman vs. Josesito Lopez - Added Undercard Fights
Advertisement

Latest Active Forum Threads
Advertisement
Advertisement