News | Sep 07 2019

Gallagher wants Kovalev for Smith, says “We’ll do him”

After watching Sergey Kovalev beat Anthony Yarde, Joe Gallagher pleaded with Eddie Hearn to let Callum Smith move to light-heavyweight and pursue him
Callum Smith
George Groves & Callum Smith Public Work-Outs  |  Action Images/Andrew Couldridge

THOUGH it can occasionally backfire, some fighters need a coach who is prepared to go out there, stick their neck on the line and bat for them.

For WBA super-middleweight champion Callum Smith, Joe Gallagher is that man.

The excitable Mancunian has an energy and passion unrivalled in the British game and has recently been using this to crank up the pressure on those responsible for promoting Smith, 26-0 (19), and to petition for his man to get the attention, money and opportunities he deserves.