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Callum Smith: I’d jump at a chance to fight Canelo Alvarez

Smith is currently scheduled to face Hassan N’Dam on June 1.

George Groves v Callum Smith - Press Conference Photo by Bryn Lennon/Getty Images

WBA super middleweight champion Callum Smith has just been formally announced to be taking on Hassan N’Dam as the Anthony Joshua vs. Andy Ruiz Jr. co-feature bout, but he’s also keeping an eye on what may come afterwards.

Talking to Sky Sports, Smith reacts to hearing Canelo Alvarez’s team mentioning his name as a possible future opponent for the Mexican star.

“Canelo is a superstar in boxing and he mentioned my name after his fight,” Smith said. “I’m sure our teams can sit down and, if that fight can be made, it’s something I would jump at.

“I’ll take care of business on June 1 - I’ve got a tough fight with N’Dam - and providing I come through with no injuries then there are a lot of big names [for me to fight next].”

Naturally, just about any fighter would be eager for a chance to fight Canelo Alvarez because it would certainly represent big money against a big star attraction, and often times in order to become a star attraction, you must knock another off first.

Smith isn’t expected to have a whole lot of trouble against N’Dam in just a couple weeks, so you can be sure he’ll be trying to get his ducks in a row (no pun intended) while he tries to land something major.

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