Former super middleweight world champion Callum Smith is hungry to bounce back from his first career defeat, which took place last December.
Smith traveled over to Texas and he was dominated over twelve rounds in his super middleweight clash with Saul 'Canelo' Alvarez.
This Saturday night, Smith will be featured as part of the supporting undercard to Anthony Joshua vs. Oleksandr Usyk at Tottenham Hotspur Stadium.
In aftermath of his loss to Canelo, Smith revealed that he struggled to make the weight limit.
Since that fight, Smith has officially moved up to the light heavyweight limit of 175-pounds and faces Lenin Castillo on the Joshua-Usyk card.
He hopes to eventually land a rematch with Canelo, who captured a light heavyweight belt back in 2019 but quickly moved down to 168-pounds.
“I do believe I’m good enough to be a two-weight world champion. I think I can do it,” Smith told Boxing Social.
“I’d love a rematch [with Canelo]. He beat me and beat me well, no excuses, but I do believe we’ll see a better version of me at 175. That’s my only regret on the fight that we never saw the best version of me in with him. I didn’t perform on the night, and that’s that. That’s on me.
“If I were offered the fight at 175, I’d jump at it if I was a world champion. I’m not going to hold my breath on that one. I do believe he’ll move up at some point, and I think he’ll go wherever he wants to. Yeah, I think we’ll see a better version of me at 175. I think we’ll see a better version of him at 175, and you’ll definitely see a better version of me