News | May 28 2019

Boxing News at Five: Smith looks to impress Canelo at MSG, Joshua gets worked over by physio

Callum Smith needs to look good on Saturday to tempt Canelo Alvarez, and Anthony Joshua sports some war wounds ahead of Andy Ruiz Jnr fight
Callum Smith
World Boxing Super Series Super-Middleweight Final - George Groves v Callum Smith - WBA World Super-Middleweight Title  |  Action Images/Andrew Couldridge

THE WBA super-middleweight title fight between Callum Smith and Hassan N’Dam N’Jikam, announced last week for June 1 at Madison Square Garden, New York, might not get the juices flowing or mean much in the grand scheme of things, but it certainly means a lot to Smith, the champion.

After all, should Smith impress on his New York debut, there is a very real chance of him then fighting Mexican superstar Canelo Alvarez, arguably the biggest name in the sport.

That’s the incentive for the Liverpudlian ahead of what should be a routine first defence of his title.


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