Feature | Dec 19 2017

Chris Billam Smith plans to join the cruiserweight mix

Chris Billam Smith, who's sparred both, gives his take on Lawrence Okolie and Isaac Chamberlain
Chris Billam Smith
Chris Billam Smith vs Aleksandar Todorovic - Cruiserweight  |  Action Images/Andrew Couldridge

What’s it like to train at Shane McGuigan’s gym?

I’m learning every day, different things all the time. It’s great, a great atmosphere in the gym. It’s obviously great having George Groves in the gym. He’s a world champion, been there, done it.

I haven’t sparred with him since I actually joined but I’ve been a massive fan of George for years so it’s great being in the gym with him. Josh Taylor obviously, he’ll win a world title next year. Lee McGregor now as well. There’s great talent in the gym. Chantelle [Cameron], love watching Chantelle spar and fight as well. She’s an absolute machine. Loving it in the gym and we all get on really well.