Callum Smith Moving Up To Light-Heavyweight, Says Eddie Hearn
If Eddie Hearn is to be believed then Callum Smith is making a change in weight class.
In his last outing, Smith put the WBA (Super) and The Ring Super-Middleweight Titles on the line against Canelo Alvarez. The vacant WBC gold was also at stake. Smith ended up losing the bout via unanimous decision.
Hearn promotes Smith under Matchroom Boxing and he recently revealed that Smith will be moving up to the light-heavyweight division (via Michael Benson).
Eddie Hearn has confirmed that Callum Smith is moving up to light-heavyweight following his defeat to Canelo. They are planning for him to return at his new weight this year.
— Michael Benson (@MichaelBensonn) February 17, 2021
“Eddie Hearn has confirmed that Callum Smith is moving up to light-heavyweight following his defeat to Canelo. They are planning for him to return at his new weight this year.”
Before running into Canelo, Smith had a perfect pro boxing record of 27-0. He’s scored victories over the likes of Rocky Fielding, Nieky Holzken, George Groves, and John Ryder. Whether or not he can find success at 175 pounds remains to be seen.
Taking a look at the light-heavyweight title picture, the champions are Artur Beterbiev and Dmitry Bivol. Beterbiev holds the WBC and IBF gold. Bivol is the WBA titleholder. The WBO Championship is vacant. A clash between Joe Smith Jr. and Maxim Vlasov was set to determine the new WBO Champion but a positive COVID-19 test on Vlasov’s end postponed the title fight.
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