“I am sure it is a good fight for the British fans with two big British fighters going against each other.”

Callum Smith is welcoming a domestic match up with “The Saint” George Groves following his quick first-round blow out of local rival Rocky Fielding last Saturday.

The 25-year-old super-middleweight joined his three boxing brothers in making history by becoming a British champion with his win over Fielding and now aims to set the bar even higher by targetting a world title.

Following his impressive knock out victory over Fielding, Smith has now rose to the number 1 contender to Badou Jack’s WBC super-middleweight title.

Jack won a split decision against Groves in his last fight to retain his belt and, while Smith wants to challenge him for his world title sooner rather than later, he has no problem stepping into the ring with Groves first if the terms are right.

Smith has been quoted as saying: “It’s still a possibility. [Groves] is still a big name but I am ranked No 1 with the WBC so my aims are on Badou Jack sometime in the next year.

“I feel I am ahead of George Groves right now but if the fight was offered I would take it. He is a big name at the end of the day and if the terms are right then yes.

“I am sure it is a good fight for the British fans with two big British fighters going against each other.”

Smith caught himself and the whole boxing world by surprise with the way he was able to despatch the previously undefeated Fielding and admitted afterwards that the fight went far better than even he had planned.

“I always said I felt I could win it a lot easier than people were expecting but I’d be a liar if I said I envisioned getting him out of there in one round,” Smith admitted. “I was surprised.

“There were two ways I thought it could go. Late on into the fight and then I would take over but with unbeaten fighters who were both supposedly big punchers in a local derby I thought it could be a shoot-out for four rounds and it would be over quite early.”

@britishboxers

RICHIE WENTON INTERVIEW ON HIS CAREER

MARK BATESON ON THE IMPACT TO SMALL HALL BOXING

BetBlazers.com

HOW TYSON FURY WENT FROM BULLIED WEAKLING TO SAVAGE PITBULL!

PETER FURY OPEN, HONEST AND IN-DEPTH ON BOXING AND LIFE

TOMMY DIX – MY P4P TOP 10 OF ALL TIME

ZELFA BARRETT – THE ROAD TO THE TITLE

JOSH WARRINGTON DROPS TICKETS OFF FOR FANS AND PULLS A PINT IN THE PUB

EXCLUSIVE: JOE CALZAGHE – BBTV SPECIAL

MIND YOUR MANNERZ! NICK MANNERS

PHIL MARTIN TRIBUTE, 25 YEARS SINCE THE PASSING OF THE LEGENDARY CHAMPS CAMP COACH

JANE COUCH MBE ON HER NEW BOOK AND FIGHTING TO BECOME THE UK’S FIRST FEMALE PRO-BOXER

THE SHAMROCK EXPRESS: FORMER WORLD CHAMP SHEA NEARY LOOKS BACK OVER HIS CAREER

PAT BARRETT SENDS A STERN MESSAGE DOWN SOUTH

No more articles
error

Thanks for visiting us? Please spread the word :)