Boxing: Callum Smith ready to prove his class

Callum Smith v Hadillah Mohoumadi Boxing

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Callum Smith insists he deserves to be fighting for a world title and will prove his worth when he takes on the experienced Hadillah Mohoumadi.

The pair will meet in a world title eliminator on April 2 despite George Groves’ attempts to block the fight in recent weeks.

Groves’ promoters, the Sauerlands, lodged a complaint against Smith’s fight in an attempt to get their man a shot but the WBC rejected their claims.

A win for Smith should see him take on champion Badou Jack, but fellow Brit James DeGale is also looking to fight the American.

Although his path is unclear at the minute, Smith says he remains unfazed by the confusion and is willing to fight anyone as he tries to become the second world champion in his family after brother Liam.

He told Sky Sports’ Toe 2 Toe podcast: “It doesn’t bother me.

“I always will – and always have – fight whoever’s put in front of me.
I was offered Mohoumadi for the European title and a final eliminator regardless if Groves believes it should’ve been him or not.

“Nothing is straightforward in boxing and if I do win this one I will be the mandatory challenger for the WBC title – whether DeGale fights Jack before me or Jack could lose it before then.

“I am only 25, so I am not really in a rush so as long as I guarantee myself the mandatory position, then I am not really too fussed who I fight for it or where I fight for it, but I am 100 per cent confident I will win it.”

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