Callum Smith Quotes.
The ultimate goal for me is to be the world champion – it’s all I’ve wanted to do since I was a kid – so when the money that comes with it is life-changing, yes, that’s nice, but get The Ring magazine belt, being considered the world champion, is something money can’t buy.
I want the big fights, I want the big names, fights that will motivate me.
Even with ex-fighters as judges, it doesn’t mean they can score a fight, you’d still end up with debate and opinion.
I’ve been working on my power, obviously I do my strength work, I’m learning the technical things as well.
Anfield – that’s the plan. A fight in my team’s ground. Always cherished the thought of that, too.
My mum was always saying when we were kids: ‘If you don’t do you homework you’re not going to the gym.’ She was always a big believer in having something to fall back on.
There’s a lot of big fights potentially out there for me, but none of them are possible if I slip up against N’Dam.
I don’t like watching long, 12-round fights, they’re boring.
It would clearly revolutionise boxing if we could have a tournament in every division.
Canelo Alvarez is a very good fighter. I believe he’s the best 160 fighter in the world. I don’t think there’s a fighter at 160 who can beat him.
I’m a perfectionist and I always want to do the best as possible.
I think he’s a special fighter, I’m a big Canelo fan, but I think he’s a special fighter at middleweight and I think a lot of his advantages he has at that level, he’ll lose when he steps up to super middleweight.
Every time I step up I win so why not keep going.
Winning the World title is much more important to me than fighting Groves – but I do believe I have got the beating of him style-wise if it comes off.
I had a slow couple of years and people forgot about me.
Listen, I know how good I am, how good I can be.
Badou Jack is a puncher, but so am I.
I’ve got a height advantage over everyone but when they do get at me I can fight just as well inside.
I believe 168 is my division and I’m willing to take on all-comers.
I have my own goals, standards and have my own pressure.
I am thrilled to participate in the World Boxing Super Series, the Champions League of boxing.
You can be world champion, but ranked No 6 in the world, with there being four champions.
No. 1 in the world is the ultimate goal for me.
I’m a big believer that, if you’re good enough, then why wait around fighting a load of journeymen for a few years? If you’re good enough, then step up.
I lost in the amateurs, losing a controversial fight that stopped me going to an Olympic Games – and it’s not a nice feeling.
I’ve been there for every world title fight my family have been involved in. I’ve been there in the changing rooms. I’ve experienced the nerves – perhaps more when it’s not me and when it’s one of them.
I’m too professional, too much of a perfectionist to take my eye off the ball.
I’m very thankful people have paid their hard-earned money to come out and watch me.
Style-wise, I’m not ideal to fight, but I’m not taking anything away from ‘Canelo’ Alvarez, he’s a special fighter and he’s one of the best pound-for-pound fighter in the world for a reason.
As long as it was George Groves in the opposite corner with his world title, the date was irrelevant to me. I was prepared to wait as long as it took to get that fight for the world title.
I would like to unify and test myself against other champions.
I was obsessed with the Turtles, the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles. There’s Leonardo, Donatello, Michelangelo, Raphael and my dad used to call me Callemundo, saying you’re the fifth turtle.
The Olympics are the biggest thing in boxing and the more you do as an amateur, the better deal you get as a pro.
I treat every camp the same. Every fight since my debut has always been a must-win.
I want the best names in the division. The fear brings out the best performance in myself.
I go to the gym, do my work, go home, switch off. It’s just the way I like it, to be honest.
I’m proud to be British champion, and I’ll defend it until I can get a fight for a world title.
When I was about 17 I was on the G.B. squad and that’s where I wanted to be. I went to the Commonwealth Games and got silver there, but the three years I was on the team it was London-this, London-that. It was all preparation for the Olympics.
I want to see how good I am, and the only way to do that is to fight the best in the division.
Sleepless nights I’m not a big fan of to be honest.
When I am retired I will know how good I was.
I’d love to fight in America – Vegas – I’d love to fight at Anfield.
It’s very rare in British boxing that you have two fighters who are both undefeated and who are both world champions.
I don’t know if I will ever be satisfied but I will keep going until hopefully I am.
Daniel Jacobs is a big name over in America, which is somewhere obviously I want to get my name bigger, so there are potential big fights out there for me.
Hassan N’Dam is a very good fighter, he’s very experienced and been around a long time. He’s got good footwork, very good movement.
We wear ‘Autism’ on our shorts to raise awareness and show support for other families dealing with autism.
I don’t want to be forever rewinding the Groves fight because I want to have loads of others to watch too.
Styles make fights.
I believe I’ve shown my worth, become a world champion, now I want to try and see how good I am. The only way I’ll find that out is by testing myself against the best.
A lot of people say I’ve got an old head on young shoulders and I think that’s because I’d been around boxing for a long time before I actually started doing it.
I want to bring a world title back to Liverpool and I would love to defend my world title in my own city.