Callum Smith: “I’m Still Here To Become A Two-weight World Champion”

Callum Smith is Closing in on a WBC Title Shot!

Callum Smith seeking a fight with unified champ Artur Beterbiev
Callum Smith (L), Artur Beterbiev

Callum Smith Hoping to Challenge a World Champion at Light Heavyweight

Former WBA Super 168-pound champion Callum “Mundo” Smith (29-1, 21KOs) is now 2-0 as a light heavyweight. The former world champion made quick work of Mathieu Bauderlique, disposing of the overmatched adversary in four rounds. This was an important fight as it was a WBC title eliminator as Smith came into this fight ranked #1 in the WBC.

With the win, Mundo is now in line to face the hard-hitting, unbeaten unified light heavyweight champion, Artur Beterbiev (18-0, 18KOs). However, Beterbiev is injured, and his scheduled October bout with Anthony Yarde will be pushed back until 2023. So that leaves Smith to decide whether or not to continue to fight or sit out until his shot against Beterbiev.

In his post-fight interview, he made it clear that the goal for him is to become a two-weight world champion.

“I’ll sit down with my team and see what the best option is, and obviously I want a world title. That’s all I want. I’m still in this game to become a two-weight world champion; The goal I fully believe on achieving.”

With his title shot now secured, the likelihood of him waiting until his shot against Beterbiev seems highly unlikely. I’m sure his team wants him to continue to adjust, stay sharp and properly grow into his new division, because a fight against the Russian hard-hitter is going to be extremely difficult.

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By: Jerrell Fletcher

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