Callum Smith vs. James DeGale or Anthony Dirrell Probable For Title
Callum Smith vs. James DeGale Possible?
Rising British boxing star Callum Smith will get his title shot. The Liverpool product will fight for the WBC super middleweight title later this year after being named the #1 contender in the division.
With a record of 22-0 (17 KOs), Smith has proven he deserves a shot at the prestigious WBC title following the unification fight (or ‘failed’ unification fight) between Badou Jack and James DeGale. Jack and his promoter, Floyd Mayweather Jr., stated quite sternly that he would be moving up to light heavyweight, thereby vacating his WBC title.
With Jack no longer in the picture, it appears the 26-year-old Callum Smith will face off against American Anthony Dirrell, the #2 ranked super middleweight by the WBC who lost his chance at the title back in 2015 against Jack.
Also an option for Smith is DeGale, who fought to a draw against Jack this month and holds the IBF 168-pound title. DeGale has stated that he would welcome a fight with fellow Brit Smith, though other fights (including a possible rematch against George Groves) are on the table for DeGale as well.