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Callum Smith v Erik Skoglund predictions, betting tips & fight preview

Leigh Copson 25 Jul 2017
Callum Smith (credit: Richard Heathcote/Getty Images)

Callum Smith v Erik Skoglund predictions for the WBC Diamond Championship title fight. Will Callum Smith live up to his billing as the bookies' favourite to win the World Boxing Super Series by clinching a spot in the semi-finals? Read on for all of our free predictions and betting tips.


The first round of the World Boxing Super Series gets underway on Saturday, September 16 when highly-rated Callum Smith – the bookmakers’ outright favourite – faces undefeated Swedish fighter Erik Skoglund for the WBC Diamond Championship at the Echo Arena in Liverpool.

“There are no easy fights in this tournament,” Smith said. “It’s the best fighting the best, but I believe I made the right decision in Monte Carlo [selecting Skoglund as his opponent]. That’s not to say he is not a good fighter. I think he is a very good fighter. His record speaks for itself, but I think stylistically, he was the right choice for me. It will be a tough test. On paper, Skoglund is probably the best fighter I’ve ever faced, and I will need to be at my best to beat him. But every time I’ve been up against it in my career and every time there’s been that fear factor, it’s brought out the best in me.”

“This is a huge opportunity for me to prove myself at the highest level,” Skoglund said. ‘’Callum Smith is a top-level fighter and one of the tournament favourites. This is what the World Boxing Super Series is all about – the best fighting the best! That’s why I entered and that’s why I’m really looking forward to this fight. For me, it’s no problem fighting in Liverpool. Of course, I am always thankful for the opportunity to fight in front of my fans in Sweden, but I’m happy not having that pressure on my shoulders for this fight and I will enjoy being the underdog for once.”

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Callum Smith v Erik Skoglund Tale Of The Tape

Callum Smith v Erik Skoglund Stats

Callum SmithTale Of The TapeErik Skoglund
22Fights26
22Wins26
0Losses0
77%KO%46%
88Total Rounds170
6' 3"Height6' 1"
N/AReachN/A
OrthodoxStanceOrthodox
Liverpool, EnglandBirthplaceVardinge, Sweden
27Age26

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