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Callum Smith out to prove he’s the best super middleweight in the world

Smith takes on John Ryder this weekend.

Callum Smith Media Workout Photo by George Wood/Getty Images

As Callum Smith gets ready to defend his WBA super middleweight title this weekend in Liverpool against John Ryder, Smith tells Sky Sports that he’s preparing to put on a showcase performance in order to cement himself as the best 168-pounder in the world.

“If you’ve got a belt in my weight division then you’re in my path. That’s what I want, to collect as many belts as I can. To cement myself as the best on the planet.

”Undisputed champion is something that I’ve set myself, as a goal.”

For Smith to become undisputed he’ll have to contend with the other titleholders in the division: David Benavidez (WBC), Caleb Plant (IBF), and Billy Joe Saunders (WBO). A couple of those fight will be more difficult to make than others, but Smith isn’t ruling out a big-money fight against either Canelo Alvarez should he be able to land it, or even Gennadiy Golovkin.

“[I must] maximise my potential, and get the fights that I’m in a position to get. I’ve got a world title so the big names should be there. I’d like to see how good I am.”

Smith is anticipated to have a big 2020, with a big fight targeted for Anfield Stadium should everything work out as hoped.

What fight would you most want to see Smith in to start the new year?

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