Se le cae rival a Joe Smith: Callum Johnson tiene Covid-19

The boxer Callum johnson tested positive for Covid-19 so he will have to withdraw from the fight against the champion Joe smith for the light heavyweight title of the OMB scheduled for January 15.

For this reason, Top rank He is on a forced march to get a replacement opponent so that he can take this event on the agreed date without having to move it to another month.

The company is probably going to look for one of these ranked boxers from the OMB: Leon bunn, Andre Dirrell, Mathieu Bauderlique, Badou jack, Anthony Yarde and Igor mikhalkin.

So far it is not known if Callum johnson was vaccinated or not against Covid-19, so he has missed an important opportunity to fight for a world belt and be a rival of Joe Smith.

Joe Smith doesn’t want to face Canelo

For its part, Joe smith made it clear a few days ago that he is not interested in fighting the Mexican Saúl “Canelo” Álvarez.

“At this point, everyone would choose the fight of Canelo, just because money can be made there. But really, because of my legacy, I want to be known as a great fighter, so I would like to fight Artur Beterbiev and Dmitry Bivol“, He pointed out in the podcast of Brian custer.

Smith said that not all the fortune he would earn for facing Canelo It will make him sign that fight, since first is to further strengthen his career with weight fights, with great fighters where he can unify the titles.

“With this sport you never know. If they’re willing to come fight me, I’ll take any of them. Those are the fights I want ”, he concluded.