8 Facts About Callum Smith

1. In round 6, Callum Smith backed Groves against the ropes and landed two strong jabs.

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2. In the post-fight, Callum Smith stated, "He was tough but I landed a lot jabs and my hand hurts a little bit.

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

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4. 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.

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5. On 4 October 2014 Callum Smith knocked out Uruguayan veteran Rafael Sosa Pintos in round 3.

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6. On 21 September 2013 Callum Smith defeated Patrick Mendy in a British record 6th first round stoppage, and won the vacant English super-middleweight title.

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7. As an amateur, Callum Smith represented Rotunda ABC in Liverpool at domestic level, where he won the 2010 Great Britain welterweight title and 2011 Great Britain Middleweight title and GB Boxing internationally.

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8. As of October 2018, Callum Smith is ranked as the world's best active super-middleweight by the Transnational Boxing Rankings Board and BoxRec.

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