Callum Smith targets Saul ‘Canelo’ Alvarez or Billy Joe Saunders for next fight
Callum Smith is also targeting a struggle with Saul’Canelo’ Alvarez or Billy Joe Saunders after his victory over John Ryder watched him retain his WBA super-middleweight crown.
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Smith came through a tough test and he is hopeful promoter Eddie Hearn could line up a struggle against one of their best in the business at 2020.
“I’ll always take the greatest fight possible. I’m in this sport to see how good I really am,” Smith told Sky Sports News.
“I’ve said in the past people will observe the very best of me when I am in against a number of the bigger titles, supplying Eddie [Hearn] can provide them.
“There’s a great deal of top fighters in my branch and if he can secure them, I will be happy.
“That is the strategy for 2020, to be in the greatest fight possible.”
For now, on the Andy Ruiz vs Anthony Joshua rematch, Smith’s focus is centered like several combat lovers in Saudi Arabia, live on December 7.
“I’m quite enthusiastic as a boxing fan, it’s a fantastic battle. It is hard to choose a winnerresult would surprise me,” added Smith.
“We want fights like that if you’re not certain who is likely to win.
“I’m looking forward to it and that I expect Joshua sticks into a game plan to put things and receive his world names back.
“I’d love to see him becoming somewhat more switched . I believe he understands now the threat Andy Ruiz bringsin.
“I do not think, deep down, he really believed he [Ruiz] would [conquer him] last time.
“I believe last time that he believed it was going to be a little bit of a simple night and getting the first knockdown, I think he thought the fight would be over soon after.
“Before he knew it he was himself down and the script was ripped up.
“Now he knows the danger he brings, I believe he will be a little bit more varied on, he will have that fear factor, and we’ll see a much better Anthony Joshua.
“Neither outcome would surprise me however I believe Joshua will be a little more defensive early on and wait until the fight is pumped from Ruiz and take him on and attempt to acquire a stoppage.”
View Andy Ruiz Jr vs Anthony Joshua 2 in Saudi Arabia on Saturday December 7, live on Sky Sports Box Office.