Callum Smith returns to action for the first time since losing his WBA (Super) and The Ring super middleweight belts to Canelo Alvarez.
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Callum Smith v Lenin Castillo Boxing Betting Tips & Predictions
The last time Callum Smith stepped foot in the ring he suffered a unanimous points decision defeat to Canelo Alvarez. He lost his WBA (Super) and The Ring super middleweight titles, as well as failing to land the WBC belt.
It’s no shame losing to a fighter like Canelo, but the Liverpool fighter will be looking to prove he still has a future in the sport by stepping up to light heavyweight to take on Lenin Castillo on the undercard to the Anthony Joshua versus Oleksandr Usyk bout at the Tottenham Hotspur Stadium.
That defeat to Canelo was Smith’s first as a professional, so he definitely still has a lot to offer. Although he is stepping up to light heavyweight, Smith still has the punching power to make waves in this division.
Nineteen of Smith’s 27 victories have come by way of stoppage, and he will be determined to make it 28 in London and start his journey to eventually become a two-weight world champion.
Lenin has been a professional since 2012 and has won 21 fights with 16 by knockout. He has three defeats and one draw on his resume.
Winning 21 professional fights is no mean feat, but it is safe to say that he has never been in the ring with someone as good as Callum Smith. His biggest fight to date was a light heavyweight title fight against Dmitry Bivol. Castillo put up a decent fight but was beaten on points unanimously.
This might be a step up in weight, but Smith should have no real problems. I expect him to feel his way into the fight and will get Castillo out of there in the seventh round.
Callum Smith v Lenin Castillo Boxing Betting Tips & Predictions: Fighter Predictions
Callum Smith: “He’s a good fighter. He’s tall and has a good jab, and he’s heavy-handed. He was making Bivol have to work each round. It’s a good fight. It’s not like I’m coming and beating a journeyman. I’m facing a good fighter that has boxed for a world title, so it’s a good step in the division and brings me one step closer to where I want to be. You always want to make a statement, but this is about getting back to your winning ways. I want to have a good relationship with Buddy, and I believe it’ll end with me being a world champion. If I beat Lenin Castillo, my next fight is for the world title. If I have to have one more or two more, that will be down to my team. My sights are on the threat champions. Whoever they put in front of me, I believe I’ll beat to do so. I’m aiming for the top three, and I’ll beat whoever I have to for me to get there. Bivol is with Matchroom, so that’s the easiest one to make. Joe Smith is with Top Rank. I do believe I can beat any of them.”
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