46 Facts About Callum Smith


Callum John Smith was born on 23 April 1990 and is an English professional boxer.

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Callum Smith held the WBA and Ring magazine super-middleweight titles from 2018 to 2020, and at regional level the British and European super-middleweight titles between 2015 and 2017.

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Callum Smith is the youngest of the Smith brothers—Paul, Stephen, and Liam—all of whom are professional boxers.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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The following month Callum Smith returned to the ring for another four round contest at the London Olympia, his opponent was James Tucker and 'Mundo' won every round in a comfortable fashion.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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

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

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

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

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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.

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

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

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

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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.

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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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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.

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

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

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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.

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

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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.

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

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

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

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

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

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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.

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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.

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

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

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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.

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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.

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

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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.

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

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

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

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