wba champion smith would love to fight canelo at anfield

18:30    07 May 2019

Callum Smith (foxsportsasia.com)
Undefeated British boxer Callum Smith would love to face unified middleweight world champion Saul 'Canelo' Alvarez at the Anfield Stadium in Liverpool, England.

This is according to WBA (super) champion Smith's manager and trainer Joe Gallagher with Mexican fighter Canelo having unified three world middleweight titles with a points win over Daniel Jacobs in Las Vegas over the weekend.

Golden Boy Promotions, who represent Canelo, have suggested a 168lbs (Super-Middleweight) bout against Smith.

"It was interesting that they put Callum Smith's name into the hat. I was surprised that they wanted to," Gallagher told Sky Sports.

"I know they want to make history and they dipped their toes in at 168 before when they fought Rocky Fielding. They must be fancying moving up again, but that's music to our ears. We'd welcome 'Canelo' Alvarez moving up and fighting Callum Smith.

"They are saying they are willing to come to the UK. I know they are saying Wembley, but I would love to see that at Anfield," he added.

"Anfield would be absolutely packed to the rafters for that and I just think it ticks all the boxes. We would welcome 'Canelo' Alvarez, if he wants to come over to the UK and fight. Yes, Callum Smith is the man to accommodate him.

"Can you imagine that, Callum Smith walking out to 'You'll Never Walk Alone' against 'Canelo' Alvarez. That's going to be some atmosphere that, but there's a long way to go," he explained.

"As you have seen yesterday, when I heard, I put out on social media to Robert Diaz and also Eric Gomez. Both of them have my number and if they're serious about it, then pick up the phone and give me a call."

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