Callum Smith will face Erik Skoglund on September 16th in Liverpool.
This match will be the first quarter final of the World Boxing Super Series and will take place at the Echo Arena in Liverpool.
Smith like his opponent is undefeated and when speaking to Boxing News, he believes fighting in his home city will be a huge advantage.
This is my home and this is where all my best performances as a professional have been.
I like fighting in Liverpool, and with the crowd behind me, I will have an added advantage on September 16.
Smith respects Skoglund’s ability, but, he believes his opponent is the perfect choice for him.
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 and I’m hoping for the same on September 16.
Skoglund, on the other hand, is relishing the opportunity of being the underdog in Liverpool.
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.
Ticket details for the fight will be announced next week.