Callum smith next fight?

Discussion in 'British Boxing Forum' started by Dave1311, Jan 18, 2023.

  1. Dave1311

    Dave1311 New Member Full Member

    Aug 28, 2022
    Any news/updates? Talented fighter no doubt but far too inactive over the past few years,heard rumours of a Liverpool show in March?
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  2. DramaShow

    DramaShow Boxing Addict Full Member

    Dec 22, 2020
    He's fighting on March 11. Original opponent was supposed to be Lyndon Arthur but seems like it will be someone else now. After this fight he'll be mandated to fight Beterbiev for the WBC Title. I think Buatsi and Bivol could be fighting in May / June.
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  3. sniffmybadger

    sniffmybadger Relationships are not my forte Full Member

    Jan 20, 2010
    Yeah, was thinking the same. Maybe if CEJ wins against his brother the could try and avenge him and fight at SMW
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  4. Donald Donaldson

    Donald Donaldson Member Full Member

    Oct 1, 2020
    No chance Callum with fight at SMW again in my opinion.

    He has earned a fortune already (especially for such a low key fighter) and can make big money at LHW too. He needs a good opponent and a proper test rather than a pointless 4-5 round tickover, as assuming he will fight Beterbiev and not Yarde with how inactive he has been since the WBSS he needs a fight that gives him the best chance possible against Beterbiev. The Arthur fight was for me pointless, Callum just blasts him out in a few rounds.

    I hope at 175 which is a much more natural weigh for his frame and size (IMO he's so big he would not look totally out of place at CW) the hope is a far better hydrated Callum Smith can take Beterbiev' s shots otherwise I fear for him body shot wise as he is such a big target and Beterbiev is so compact I see him getting cut down and stopped.

    I thought Buatsi had turned down the Bivol fight?

    I give him next to no chance based on his shocking inactivity and seeming apathy about his own career and prospects in the sport. Buatsi is extremely talented, superb natural ability but a lazy fighter who is content to cruise- earn some money, disappear for year, fight only on his own terms, take as little risk as possible along the way...

    Barely fighting once a year, and fighting opposition 99% of which is levels beneath you is no preparation for Bivol!
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  5. Terminator

    Terminator Active Member Full Member

    Dec 9, 2020
    None of them have any chance against Beterbiev or Bivol. They should step aside and fight eachother instead. No doubt that wont happen though and they will hold the division up
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  6. nurological

    nurological Boxing Addict Full Member

    May 25, 2012
    I refuse to watch Calum Smith until he fights somebody good.
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  7. anjawnaymiz

    anjawnaymiz That new gorilla tape, is it silver backed? Full Member

    Sep 6, 2008
    I’ve not seen much of smith at light heavy. He had heavy hands and a solid jab at super middleweight but I remember him getting hit far too much in the super 6 he was in. Unless he works on his defence he will get beat by the likes of Beterbiev and Bivol. I can see him doing well at British/euro level though. He needs to be more active
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  8. DoubleG95Fanatic

    DoubleG95Fanatic Member Full Member

    Oct 25, 2021
    No chance this happens, chance for that was 5-6 years ago in the super series.
  9. DoubleG95Fanatic

    DoubleG95Fanatic Member Full Member

    Oct 25, 2021
    He fought Groves and Canelo.....Hassan N'dam isn't exactly the worst about either.
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  10. Punchdrunk1

    Punchdrunk1 Active Member Full Member

    Mar 2, 2019
    Any respect I had for Calum Smith disappeared after the Canelo fight
  11. Punchdrunk1

    Punchdrunk1 Active Member Full Member

    Mar 2, 2019
    He didn't exactly 'fight' Canelo
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  12. smoking mirrors

    smoking mirrors Member Full Member

    Jan 14, 2023
    one of the few highlights of last year’s boxing was when Canelo tried the bicep punching thing on Bivol, who instead of freezing up like Callum, just stepped back and hit him in the face

    lil Saul thought he had solved boxing with that trick
  13. tee_birch

    tee_birch Boxing Addict Full Member

    Jul 6, 2014
    He looks good at 175lb. Is big for the weight and carries power. I think it will be Arthur, then title shot
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  14. SeanB1

    SeanB1 Active Member Full Member

    Sep 8, 2022
    He knocked a guy out really convincingly at LHW, worth a YouTube look just for the knockout mate. Not saying the guy was a world beater but was a really good punch.
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  15. kojak

    kojak Well-Known Member Full Member

    Apr 22, 2012
    Watch his last fight would be my recommendation, hasn't changed much. Was very open at times and he did get stunned once, he looks improved offensively as he's putting more into his shots and clearly weight isn't affecting him as much.

    Looks like he's got his power back as a result but imo he stayed at SMW far too long.

    Against the top heavy hitting LHWs he's going to get chin or body checked sooner than later.

    He's a good finisher so in some bizarre fashion if he hurt Beterbiev I could see him winning, outside of that and Beterbiev aging overnight, I expect he'd get grinded down
    in that fight.

    I don't think Smith has actually fought a world class operator near there prime in this career to date and won or been competitive outside of fighting Canelo. I remember him still against Skoglund who, if had any offensive capability would of won that fight.

    I think he's been extremely fortunately with who he's fought when he's fought them, if you look at his record it's all over the place.

    I mean he best fielding and Mahoumadi (decent enough wins at the time), then his next 3 opponents were inexplicably levels below, get he was biding his time for the WBSS but still...then he wins the WBSS and fights n'jikam next then by the fans loses to Ryder.

    Just a very odd career.
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