News | Mar 29 2019

Callum Smith targeting Gilberto Ramirez unification

A first defence on the Anthony Joshua undercard could be the next stop for WBA super-middleweight boss Callum Smith, John Dennen reports
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World Boxing Super Series Super-Middleweight Final - George Groves v Callum Smith - WBA World Super-Middleweight Title  |  Action Images/Andrew Couldridge

AFTER winning the World Boxing Super Series in sensational style against George Groves last September, Callum Smith needs to defend his WBA super-middleweight title and plot a course towards another meaningful fight.

The WBO super-middleweight champion Gilberto Ramirez is in Smith’s sights. Callum will travel to Los Angeles to see the Mexican in a non title fight on the undercard of Vasyl Lomachenko vs Anthony Crolla, Smith’s gym mate, on April 12.

“Gilberto Ramirez, that’s the fight we want, a big unification fight that’s the one that we want,” Joe Gallagher, Smith’s trainer, told Boxing News. “We’ll look at the Ramirez fight for September, October [this year].”