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WBC to order David Benavidez vs. Avni Yildirim next

By Aragon Garcia:  The World Boxing Council will be ordering WBC super middleweight champion David Benavidez (22-0, 19 KOs) to defend against his mandatory Avni Yildirim (21-2, 12 KOs) next, according to WBC president Mauricio Sulaiman.  → read full story

Callum Smith vs. David Benavidez interests Hearn for May 2020

By Tim Royner: WBA Super World super middleweight champion Callum Smith and his promoter Eddie Hearn are hoping to put together a unification fight next May against either WBC champ David Benavidez or WBO belt holder Billy Joe Saunders.  → read full story

Smith vs. Ryder + Undercard Press Conference Quotes

Callum Smith – Liverpool, England – 26-0, 19 KOs – defending his WBA World, WBC Diamond and Ring Magazine Super-Middleweight titles against John Ryder: “It’s good to be back in Liverpool, I said that when I turned professional I was good enough to win a World title and bring it home to the city and […]

David Benavidez wants Canelo Alvarez, Saunders & Caleb Plant

By Sean Jones: David Benavidez says he wants to face Saul Canelo Alvarez, Caleb Plant, Callum Smith and Billy Joe Saunders after he wins his WBC super middleweight title back against champion Anthony Dirrell this Saturday night on Fox Sports Pay-Per-View.  → read full story

Callum Smith vs John Ryder in Liverpool on November 24

Callum Smith will defend his WBA World, WBC Diamond and Ring Magazine Super-Middleweight titles against WBA mandatory challenger John Ryder at the M&S Bank Arena Liverpool on Saturday November 23, shown live on Sky Sports in the UK and DAZN in the US.  → read full story

WBA orders Callum Smith vs. John Ryder

By Charles Brun: Callum Smith has been ordered by the WBA to start negotiations for a title defense against #1 mandatory John ‘The Gorilla’ Ryder for his World Boxing Association Super World 168-lb title.  → read full story

Callum Smith considering “lucrative offers” from rival promoters

By Tim Royner:  Callum Smith could be on the verge of breaking away with Matchroom promoter Eddie Hearn just when he signed Gennady Golovkin and Billy Joe Saunders for potential big fights.  → read full story

Ricky Burns vs Lee Selby possible for Sept.7; Callum Smith back on Sept.21

By Trevor McIntyre: Ricky Burns and Lee Selby could be facing each other in two months on September 7 at the SSE Hydro in Glasgow, according to Matchroom promoter Eddie Hearn.  → read full story

Arum favors Saunders over Golovkin & Canelo

By Tim Royner: Top Rank promoter Bob Arum says he would favor WBO super middleweight champion Billy Joe Saunders big over former 160 pound champion Gennady Golovkin, and he would also favor him over current two division world champ Saul Canelo Alvarez by a smaller margin.  → read full story

Callum Smith’s trainer says Canelo must fight him in 2019 or forget it

By Charles Brun: Saul Canelo Alvarez needs to face Callum Smith in 2019 or he can forget about it, says Callum’s trainer/manager Joe Gallagher.  → read full story

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