Smith Hopes To Face Canelo-GGG III Winner
If Canelo Alvarez and Gennady Golovkin make a trilogy of their rivalry this fall, Callum Smith is looking to invite the winner to his hometown for a massive showdown at Anfield.
Smith, who last fought in Liverpool in September 2017, is hoping to face either Alvarez or Golovkin at the home of Liverpool FC sometime in 2020, on a card promoted by Eddie Hearn.
Smith first will take on former world champion Hassan N’Dam this Saturday inside Madison Square Garden, and possibly compete on the Canelo-GGG III undercard in September.
“I’ve had a good camp. I’m looking forward to walking to the ring as a World Champion for the first time in my career,” said Smith of his fight on the Joshua-Ruiz undercard.
“I worked so hard to get where I am. Now the task is to keep hold of my titles and target those big fights. To have my first defense at Madison Square Garden is going to be special. It’s another box ticked for me personally.
“N’Dam is a good fighter and he’s a former World Champion,” Smith continued. “He’s only lost to three top fighters and he’s got some great wins on his record. I had him over in England to help me prepare for George Groves so we know each other well. He’s a good mover, has good footwork and can move around the ring pretty well.
“I believe that I’m improving all of the time – I’ve even improved since winning the World title. I believe that I’m the best Super-Middleweight in the World.
“There’s a few fighters in my division who probably disagree with that and rightly so. If I am the best on the planet then I should be able to get rid of Hassan N’Dam and look good doing it.”
Initial Report: World Boxing News