No quiere pelea con Canelo: Joe Smith asegura que prefiere unificación con Bivol o Beterbiev

Joe smith, current WBO light heavyweight champion, made it clear that he has no intention of fighting the Mexican Saúl “Canelo” Álvarez and prefer better to unify the title against Dmitry Bivol or Artur Beterbiev.

“At this point, everyone would choose the fight of Canelo, just because you can earn money there, “he told Brian Custer on The Last Stand Podcast. “But really, because of my legacy, I want to be known as a great fighter, so I would like to fight against (the WBC / IBF champion) Beterbiev and (the WBA champion) Bivol“.

“They really are the only fights I want to take,” he argued. “It is those two, unless it appears Canelo and he wants to fight, I will accept that fight. But I want to unify. I don’t want to go back. I’m trying to get all the belts. “

Smith He assured that he will seek with all those two fights in 2022 to enhance his legacy in boxing.

“With this sport you never know,” he explained. “If they’re willing to come fight me, I’ll take any of them. Those are the fights I want. I know I must get over Johnson and make a statement with him. That will open the doors for these great fights to happen, “he warned.

In the same way, he discarded the information that has been emerging in past days where it was said he would face Daniel jacobs.

“It’s not really a fight I want,” he argued. “The fights I want with the unification fights. I want to Beterbiev Y Bivol“, He expressed.

Smith dumps Canelo, but wants Yarde

Joe smith expressed interest in facing the British Anthony Yarde this year too, with the unification of titles being his priority.

“I have the world championship,” he said. “It’s around my waist and everyone wants it. I am interested in the fight (of Yarde), but what I really want is to unify and become the only champion, “he said.