Anthony Small a free agent

Anthony Small (right) put in a career-best performance in a stoppage win over Matthew Hall last Saturday in Manchester. He now says he's a free agent. (ANDREW YATES/AFP/Getty Images)

Jeez, is Frank Warren slipping up or is the timing just bad? Just a day after Amir Khan said he was a free agent, Anthony Small is saying the same.

"I'm promotionally free, so I'll sit down and speak with Frank. But there are other promoters interested in me."

Small gave a performance that backed up his big, big, big mouth against rival Matthew Hall on Khan's undercard in Manchester last Saturday, stealing some of the show with a gaudy, Frank Sinatra-led entrance that took up all of "My Way."

Watching Small (22-1, 16 KO) fight can be frustrating. Against Hall, he started slow, literally talking to Hall and trying to upset him. He talked and pandered so much he was warned by the referee about his behavior, which is pretty rare. But he's definitely talented. Maybe not as talented as he thinks he is, but he can fight for sure. He's got some pop, he's got quick hands, and he's got some Roy Jones in him. I find most guys who try to pretend they have some Roy in them to be in constant danger of getting embarrassed, but Small -- while no Jones -- legitimately has some of that flair.

His problem when it comes to being a free agent is that most likely, Frank Warren is the best guy for him to be with at the moment. He's got zero name outside of the UK and even though 154 isn't exactly loaded, I think he'd be in some trouble right now against a good puncher from outside of the small circle. A fight with Ryan Rhodes would seem natural to me, and I think he'd lay waste to Rhodes in the middle rounds, much the same as he did to Hall.

His best quote when discussing himself and this situation:

"Of course I'll have offers. I'm the whole package. ... I answered so many questions."

He's not a modest sort.

X
Log In Sign Up

forgot?
Log In Sign Up

Please choose a new SB Nation username and password

As part of the new SB Nation launch, prior users will need to choose a permanent username, along with a new password.

Your username will be used to login to SB Nation going forward.

I already have a Vox Media account!

Verify Vox Media account

Please login to your Vox Media account. This account will be linked to your previously existing Eater account.

Please choose a new SB Nation username and password

As part of the new SB Nation launch, prior MT authors will need to choose a new username and password.

Your username will be used to login to SB Nation going forward.

Forgot password?

We'll email you a reset link.

If you signed up using a 3rd party account like Facebook or Twitter, please login with it instead.

Forgot password?

Try another email?

Almost done,

By becoming a registered user, you are also agreeing to our Terms and confirming that you have read our Privacy Policy.

Join Bad Left Hook

You must be a member of Bad Left Hook to participate.

We have our own Community Guidelines at Bad Left Hook. You should read them.

Join Bad Left Hook

You must be a member of Bad Left Hook to participate.

We have our own Community Guidelines at Bad Left Hook. You should read them.

Spinner.vc97ec6e

Authenticating

Great!

Choose an available username to complete sign up.

In order to provide our users with a better overall experience, we ask for more information from Facebook when using it to login so that we can learn more about our audience and provide you with the best possible experience. We do not store specific user data and the sharing of it is not required to login with Facebook.

tracking_pixel_5349_tracker