News | Nov 23 2017

Callum Smith in training as he waits on Juergen Braehmer date

Callum Smith team resistant to travelling to Germany for World Boxing Super Series semi-final, writes John Dennen
Callum Smith
Callum Smith & Erik Skoglund Press Conference  |  Action Images/Reuters/Craig Brough

CALLUM SMITH is in training as he waits on the date for his World Boxing Super Series semi-final. The fight will take place at some point in February, with the victor moving on to a final against the winner of Chris Eubank Jr vs George Groves later in 2018.

“Callum has started training. He started training last Monday. He’s been doing a bit of punching, a bit of pads, a bit of swimming, a bit of track, switching his body back on. He’s started doing some strength work as well,” his trainer Joe Gallagher told Boxing News.

Smith’s team however is reluctant to go to Berlin for his clash with the German. “We’re just waiting to see where it will be,” his coach said. “Braehmer’s first fight, he had home advantage in Germany, Callum Smith’s first fight he had in Liverpool. They were seeded fighters, Callum Smith was seeded two in the tournament. Now it’s the semi-final, I don’t think either should have home advantage. I think it should be neutral ground.”