45 Facts About Callum Smith


Callum Smith held the WBA and Ring magazine super-middleweight titles from 2018 to 2020.


At the 2010 Commonwealth Games in New Delhi, India, Callum Smith up kept family tradition by winning a silver medal in the welterweight division, following brothers Paul, who won silver at the 2002 Commonwealth Games in Manchester, England and Stephen who claimed a gold medal at the 2006 Commonwealth Games in Melbourne, Australia.


In October 2012 Callum Smith followed his brothers into the professional ranks, under the promotional banner of Matchroom Sport, and like his siblings, would be coached by Manchester-based trainer Joe Gallagher.


Callum Smith scored a clear points win against Dan Blackwell over four rounds in his debut contest, however the victor was not entirely satisfied with his performance.


In February 2013, on the undercard of Carl Frampton vs Kiko Martinez at the Odyssey Arena in Belfast, Callum Smith earned his first stoppage win as a professional, halting Irishman Tommy Tolan, who had previously been beaten by Callum Smith's brother Paul, in the opening round.


On 21 September 2013 Callum Smith defeated Patrick Mendy in a British record sixth first-round stoppage, and won the vacant English super-middleweight title.


Callum Smith was ahead on all 3 judges scorecards by a long way.

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On 4 October 2014 Callum Smith knocked out Uruguayan veteran Rafael Sosa Pintos in round three.


Six months after his unanimous decision win over Sjekloca, Callum Smith returned to action at the National Indoor Arena in Birmingham on 9 May 2015 against Latvian Olegs Fedotovs Callum Smith won via first-round TKO.


On 2 April 2016 Callum Smith fought French boxer Hadillah Mohoumadi at the Echo Arena.


Callum Smith joined his older brothers Paul and Stephen on the same card.


Callum Smith defeated Cesar Reynoso, via TKO in the sixth round.


Callum Smith knocked Reynoso down three times in the contest, dropping him with left hands in round one, four and five.


Callum Smith dropped Reynoso with lefts to the body in round four and five.


Callum Smith next fought on the undercard of world middleweight championship fight Gennady Golovkin vs Kell Brook at the O2 Arena on 10 September 2016.


Callum Smith's opponent was announced to be 21-year-old Hungarian boxer Norbert Nemesapati.


Callum Smith retained his WBC Silver title retiring Nemesapati after six rounds in their scheduled twelve-round fight.


Callum Smith successfully defended his British super-middleweight title after stopping Blackledge in the tenth round.


Callum Smith knocked Blackledge down in rounds three and eight with big power shots however, Blackledge was completely out in the tenth round with a left hook to the head which dropped him.


On 6 July 2017, it was confirmed that Callum Smith had joined the inaugural World Boxing Super Series, where the winner would receive a prize money and the Muhammad Ali Trophy.


At the draft Gala, which took place at the famous Grimaldi Forum in Monaco, Callum Smith, who was second-seeded, chose to fight Swedish contender Erik Skoglund.


Callum Smith explained why he chose Skoglund, saying he felt Skoglund was 'stylistically the best fight' for him.


On 19 July, Callum Smith confirmed the fight would take place at the Echo Arena in Liverpool on 16 September 2017.


Callum Smith admitted, on paper, Skoglund is the best boxer he would fight.


Callum Smith dropped Skoglund in the eleventh round en route to win the fight via UD in a hard-fought exciting contest.

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Callum Smith later went on to state the fight should take place on neutral ground, mentioning Monte Carlo, Dublin and Amsterdam as potential locations.


Callum Smith booked himself a place in the final of the tournament after defeating Holzken via unanimous decision.


Callum Smith used his jab from the opening bell and managed to control the distance throughout the fight, managing to land his right hand successfully on many occasions.


Holzken was the faster and frequently more aggressive fighter, however Callum Smith was far more busier in each round.


Each round was the same with Callum Smith standing straight up, jabbing constantly and throwing right hands.


Callum Smith was awkward, novicey but I'm not engaging in a shoot-out.


Callum Smith had more success in round three after a counter-right hand buckled Groves' legs.


In round six, Callum Smith backed Groves against the ropes and landed two strong jabs.


Callum Smith later landed a clean left hook which forced Groves to move back.


Midway through round seven, Groves landed two body shots, however leaving himself open, Callum Smith landed a left hook, which again shook Groves and forced him to retreat backwards.


Groves was hurt at this point and Callum Smith went after Groves against the ropes and landed numerous shots, including a hard body shot and an uppercut, ultimately sending Groves to the canvas.


Callum Smith claimed the WBA super-middleweight title along with the vacant Ring magazine title.


Callum Smith became the third super-middleweight after Joe Calzaghe and Andre Ward to win The Ring title.


Callum Smith dominated N'Dam from the start, dropping him once in the first round, once in the second round and a final third time in the third round.


On 23 November 2019, Callum Smith defended his WBA and The Ring super-middleweight titles for the second time against domestic rival John Ryder, who was ranked No 1 by the WBA and No 4 by the WBC.


On 19 December 2020, Callum Smith attempted the third defence of his WBA and The Ring super middleweight titles against Canelo Alvarez.


Callum Smith was beat down by Alvarez over twelve rounds, suffering a detached left bicep injury, and never seemed to be able to affect Alvarez with his shots.


Callum Smith defeated Castillo via a brutal second-round knockout that resulted in the latter being stretchered out of the ring.


On 20 August 2022, Callum Smith fought Bauderlique in a WBC world title eliminator on the undercard of Oleksandr Usyk vs Anthony Joshua II.


Callum Smith finished the fight with a left hook at 1:53 of the fourth round in Jeddah.

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