Callum Smith will be hoping to start his career at the light and heavyweight level next weekend when he returns to play on the bottom card of Anthony Joshua against Oleksandr Usyk.
Merseysider will face Lenin Castillo in the 29th fight of his professional career.
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Callum Smith hopes for a great performance against Lenin Castillo
But it will be Smith’s first lightweight fight and his comeback after losing his WBA middleweight belt to the great Canelo Alvarez last December.
Lenin, the 33-year-old Dominican, is 21-3 in his career, and Smith will be sure to bounce back on his way to victory and shake off that big loss to Canelo.
Here’s everything you need to know before the fight…
Callum Smith vs. Lenin Castillo: History and how to watch
Smith v Castillo is scheduled to be held in Saturday 25th September At Tottenham Hotspur Stadium.
The fight is part of the bottom card of Joshua’s heavyweight match with USIC.
It will be broadcast on Sky Sports Box Office. Their selective coverage will start from 6pm at a cost of £24.95.
Calum Smith’s last fight saw his defeat by Saul ‘Canelo’ Alvarez last year. Callum Smith vs. Lenin Castillo: Undercard
Main Event: Anthony Joshua (c) vs. Oleksandr Usyk – for WBA (Super), IBF, WBO and IBO Heavyweight titlesLawrence Okoli vs. Dylan Brasovich – for the WBO cruiserweight titleCallum Smith vs. Lenin CastilloCampbell Hutton – Izan Dora, Florian Marco – Maxime Prodin, Christopher Osley – Hasan Baysangurov.
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Callum Smith to move to light heavyweight for this Callum Smith vs. Lenin Castillo: What was said?
Smith coach Buddy McGuert said: “I always thought he could fight, from the first day I saw him.
“He can punch, but there is more to him than hitting power. He needs to gain confidence in his other skills.
“I know he will be a hero again.”
Speaking about life at the light heavyweight level, McGirt said, “It’s a very tough section, a hot section.
“If he goes into a few fights to feel comfortable with the weight, I can’t see anyone stopping him from becoming a champion.”
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