"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.