The British Callum smith He confessed that he wants revenge with Saúl “Canelo” Álvarez at 175 lbs.
“I would love a rematch. Canelo he beat me and he did well, I have no excuses “, commented the Englishman in an interview with Liverpool Echo. “Either way I feel like there is a much better version of me at 175 pounds.”
Smith lost with Canelo in December 2020. The Mexican won a wide unanimous decision by cards of 117-111, 119-109 and 119-109, in a contest that was dominated by Saul.
In that combat, Smith lost his middle belt from the AMB and paved the way for Canelo will begin to seek the unification of the super middle division.
Saul subsequently defeated Avni Yildirim, Billy joe saunders and Caleb Plant to seize all the belts at 168 pounds.
For its part, Smith decided to move up to the light heavyweights in 2021 and made a great debut by knocking out Lenin Castillo in just the second round during the month of September.
Callum He said he will seek to the last resort to get that rematch in a division, where he feels much better than he did more than a year ago.
“If they do not offer me the fight in 175, I will look for it,” said the Briton. “I will go for that fight like I am a world champion. I will not resist. I believe that Canelo He is going to move at some point, wherever he wants. I still believe that there is a much better version of me in the light heavyweights, I assure you that they would see me much better than in the previous fight ”.
Canelo confessed that for now his mind is focused on the cruiser belt of the CMB, what does the African have Ilunga Makabu.
However, it is still unknown what he will do next, since in recent months Saul He also flirted with light heavyweight rivals like the Russians Artur Beterbiev and Dmitry Bivol.