News | Feb 26 2019

Smith wants to face Plant

The goal for Callum Smith is to unify his division but fighting on the Canelo Alvarez bill in Las Vegas would be the ideal way to build his profile, writes John Dennen
Callum Smith
World Boxing Super Series Super-Middleweight Final - George Groves v Callum Smith - WBA World Super-Middleweight Title  |  Action Images/Andrew Couldridge

CALLUM SMITH is well aware that Canelo Alvarez is the biggest name in the sport today. He’s seen Canelo fight and beat his own brother, Liam Smith in the past. He’s seen Canelo move up to super-middleweight and take out one of his own former opponents in Rocky Fielding. He hopes one day to get that fight for himself but is aware that even boxing on the next Alvarez bill in Las Vegas would enhance his profile and boost his own career.

Alvarez will box Danny Jacobs on May 4 to unify the WBC, IBF and WBA middleweight title at the T-Mobile Arena. Callum Smith, who won the WBA super-middleweight title against George Groves, is looking to build momentum and boxing on that bill in Las Vegas would be a high profile outing for him.

“The bigger the show, the more eyes that are watching, the more interest it’ll get, the more it gets my name out there. I’ve still got to perform and deliver on the night but the bigger the show, the bigger the audience,” Smith said.


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