Callum Smith will be hoping to start life at the lightweight and heavyweight level next weekend when he returns to action on undercard Anthony Joshua v Oleksandr Usyk.
The Merseysider will face Lenin Castillo in the 29th fight of his professional career.
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Callum Smith hopes for great performance against Lenin Castillo
But it will be Smith’s first light heavyweight fight and his comeback after losing his WBA super middleweight belt to the great Canelo Alvarez last December.
Lenin, the 33-year-old Dominican, is 21-3 in his career and Smith will be eager to bounce back on his way to victory and shake off that stinging loss to Canelo.
Here’s everything you need to know before the fight …
Callum Smith vs. Lenin Castillo: Date and How to Watch
Smith v Castillo is scheduled to take place on saturday 25 september at Tottenham Hotspur Stadium.
The fight is part of the undercard for Joshua’s heavyweight title clash with Usyk.
It will be broadcast on Sky Sports Box Office. Their a la carte coverage will start from 6 p.m. and cost £ 24.95.
Callum Smith’s last fight saw him defeated by Saul ‘Canelo’ Alvarez last year Callum Smith against Lenin Castillo: Undercard
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MAIN EVENT: Anthony Joshua (c) vs. Oleksandr Usyk – For WBA (Super), IBF, WBO and IBO heavyweight titlesLawrence Okolie v Dilan Prasovic – for the WBO cruiserweight titleCallum Smith vs. Lenin CastilloCampbell Hatton v Izan DuraFlorian Marku v Maxim ProdanChristopher Ousley v Khasan Baysangurov
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Callum Smith to move up to light heavyweight for this one Callum Smith vs. Lenin Castillo: What was said?
Smith coach Buddy McGirt said: “I always thought he could fight, from the first day I saw him.
“He can punch, but there’s more to him than punching power. He needs to gain confidence in his other skills.
“I know he will be a champion again.”
Speaking of life at the light heavyweight level, McGirt said, “It’s a very tough division, a hot division.
“If he has a few fights to get comfortable with the weight, I don’t see anyone to stop him from becoming a champion.”