Eddie Hearn Keen on Booking Callum Smith vs Joshua Buatsi for the Light-Heavyweight Title

Published 01/05/2021, 7:50 AM EST


Callum Smith succumbed to a devastating loss to the veteran Canelo Alvarez on December 19. The Brit failed to break Alvarez’s momentum that night and had to settle for his professional loss in boxing. Post the fight, there were several speculations and rumors of Smith moving a notch-up to the light-heavyweight division to begin a fresh run in the sport again.

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Smith’s promoter and fellow Britisher, Eddie Hearn, has unveiled his notions on Smith’s future.

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As per Michael Benson‘s tweet, Hearn is assuming Callum Smith will fight at the 175-pound division after his loss to Alvarez. In fact, Hearn even hinted he has an opponent lined up for Smith, who is none other than Joshua Buatsi. The Matchroom supremo is targeting this fight for the light-heavyweight world title.

Both Smith and Buatsi are represented by Hearn, and he firmly believes he can make this fight happen. But there’s no affirmation from Callum Smith’s corner yet. He hasn’t quite revealed his plans for the future.

On the flip side, Joshua Buatsi is a rugged contender in the light-heavyweight roster. He will look forward to welcoming Smith with open arms if it schedules this fight for the title.

Read – Callum Smith Says Canelo Alvarez Intentionally Injured His Left Arm

How will Callum Smith fare against Joshua Buatsi?

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Smith had one of the most decorated careers in the sport prior to his forfeiture against Alvarez. He exhibits a smacking power coupled with great height and reach. Though Buatsi races ahead of him in terms of knockout ratio (84.62%), ‘Mundo’ can definitely outplay him with his wealth of experience.

Boxing – Callum Smith Feature – Amir Khan Academy, Bolton, Britain – February 7,2020. Picture taken February 7,2020 Callum Smith poses for a photograph Action Images via Reuters/Andrew Couldridge

Considering his astonishing reach and height, Smith will be a colossal prospect in the 175-pound division. He will look forward to climbing back to the top and be the ultimate champion at this division. However, Mundo will have to take on some genuine contenders to turn the tide in his favor once again.

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Will you be excited to see Callum Smith fight for the 175-pound belt? Will he regain his form back in this division?

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Prathamesh Singh Chauhan

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Prathamesh Singh Chauhan is a Boxing Author at EssentiallySports. He is a graduate from the International Institute of Sports Management who combines his love for sports, particularly combat sports, and his flair for writing and analysis to help him in his day-to-day work. He has prior professional experience with sporting organizations such as Star Sports, Khelo India, and NBA.

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