Former super middleweight world champion Callum Smith is hungry to jump back from his first career defeat that took place last December.
Smith traveled to Texas and he was dominated over twelve rounds in his super middleweight showdown with Saul ‘Canelo’ Alvarez.
This Saturday night, Smith will be presented as part of the supporting undercard for Anthony Joshua against Oleksandr Usyk at Tottenham Hotspur Stadium.
In the wake of his loss to Canelo, Smith revealed he was struggling to reach the weight limit.
Since that fight, Smith has officially moved up to the lightweight heavyweight limit of 175 kilos and faces Lenin Castillo on the Joshua-Usyk card.
He hopes to eventually land a rematch with Canelo, who caught a light heavy belt back in 2019 but quickly moved down to 168 pounds.
“I believe I am good enough to be a two-weight world champion. I think I can do it, ”Smith told Boxing Social.
“I would love a rematch [with Canelo]. He beat me and beat me well, no apologies, but I believe we will see a better version of me at 175. It is my only regret for the fight that we never saw the best version of me with him. I did not perform at night, and that is it. It’s on me.
“If I was offered the match at 175, I would jump on it if I were world champion. I do not want to hold it. I believe he will move up at some point and I believe he will go where he wants. Yes, I think we will see a better version of me at 175. I think we will see a better version of him at 175 and you will definitely see a better version of me