But the American’s team are trying to move the fight to Flint, his home town, to the day before what they thought had been agreed.
Smith’s promoter Eddie Hearn revealed, “We signed a contract for September 9 in LA, lodged it with the WBC. They came back on Wednesday and said we want to change the venue to September 8 in Flint, Michigan. We came back and said no. We’ve signed the contract for September 9 in LA. There’s no mechanism for changing the contract. That’s where it’s happening. People have booked flights, which they have.”