Smith vs Ryder: Wicked grin as Callum Smith stares down John Ryder at weigh-in
Callum Smith resisted the strength of his own face-off after their weigh-in using John Ryder with a menacing grin.
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Before Smith sets his WBA belt on the line on Saturday live on Sky Sports Action, the super-middleweights both weighed in at 11st 7oz.
Smith height edge was on screen when he moved face to face with Ryder, since he was invited by his home city entourage in Liverpool.
Much of the talk has surrounded the prospect of a struggle for Smith following year at Anfield, and he’s fielded questions regarding confronting the likes of Saul’Canelo’ Alvarez or even Gennadiy Golovkin while insisting he wouldn’t overlook that weekend’s challenger.
He was respectful when appearing at Ryder in the press conference of Thursday however, 24 hours later, was far more extreme when staring in the Londoner, who hopes to destroy his dream of battling at Liverpool’s football arena.
A stare-down that was lengthy included Smith grinning wickedly, and suit was followed by Ryder. They didn’t break eye contact even when turning around for picture opportunities.
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