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Callum Smith Determined for Comeback, Eyes Anthony Yarde Bout

After losing to Artur Beterbiev recently, Callum Smith, the former unified light heavyweight champion, has dispelled any rumours that he is retiring. In spite of the loss, Smith (29-2, 21 KOs) is still adamant about his objective of winning the two-weight world title and views a possible matchup with Anthony Yarde as inspiration.

Callum Smith and Anthony Yarde facing off, displaying intensity and determination, symbolizing the excitement surrounding their potential boxing match.
Anticipated Clash: Callum Smith and Anthony Yarde Poised for a High-Stakes Bout

Smith discussed his thoughts on the matchup with Beterbiev in an interview with iFL TV. Smith declared, "I don't think he's the monster that people make it out to be." He stressed his will to fight on and his interest in facing Anthony Yarde, particularly in light of the current circumstances where Dmitry Bivol and Denis Beterbiev are anticipated to battle for the four light heavyweight titles.

With his excellent punching power, Yarde (24-3, 23 KOs) might pose a serious threat to Smith. This bout, which is expected to be the main event of the Matchroom vs. Queensbury 5 against 5 event in Saudi Arabia, presents Smith with a profitable and winning matchup. Given the prospect and challenge of fighting Yarde, Smith said, "That's a fight that does motivate me if it gets made."

In addition to Yarde, Smith's alternatives in the division are intriguing and include Craig Richards, Josh Buatsi, Dan Azeez, Albert Ramirez, and Oleksandr Gvozdyk. Every one of these combatants presents a different test and chance for Smith to win.

Callum Smith in the ring post-fight, visibly disappointed, capturing the challenging moment of his loss to Artur Beterbiev in their light heavyweight bout.
Tough Night: Callum Smith Reflects on His Defeat to Artur Beterbiev

Callum Smith is still adamant about becoming a two-weight world champion. "It's a sport I used to have to play. I'm pursuing my goal of being a two-weight world champion," he declared. Smith is certain that retirement is not in the cards and that he will take a few weeks off before determining his future course of action. It's clear that he's determined to get better and excel in the sport.

An exciting new chapter in Callum Smith's career is set up by his perseverance in the face of difficulty. He is adamant about becoming a two-weight world champion, and a fight with Anthony Yarde might reinvigorate that quest.

How do you feel about the possible battle between Anthony Yarde and Callum Smith? Tell us about your thoughts and predictions for this potential clash.


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