‘Mundo’ will defend his super-middleweight crowns to the ‘The Gorilla’ next and BBN have provided all the details you need to tune in and watch the domestic world title clash on the same proud day in British history that Lewis Hamilton won his second F1 World title, five years ago, in 2014:
The bout takes place on November 23
It will be held at the M&S Bank Arena in Liverpool, giving the champion the home advantage over the Essex boy
12 three-minute rounds at the 168lbs super-middleweight limit
Smith’s WBA ‘Super’ world title and WBC Diamond belt is on the line, as well as The Ring Magazine belt
UK fight fans can expect the pair to make their ringwalks any time around 10pm (GMT)
Coverage starts at 7pm on Sky Sports Action and then on Sky Sports Main Event from 8pm, live and exclusive, and DAZN in the US
You can watch online via the Sky Sports website here: https://www.skysports.com/watch
There is one other way that you can watch if you are not a Sky TV customer, or if you are just out and about on Saturday night by simply finding a suitable pub that is showing the event by visiting pubfinder.sky.com
Free to view for Sky Sports subscribers
Tickets are priced £40, £60, £80, £100, £150, £200, £300, £500 and £800 VIP.
General Sale tickets are available to purchase NOW from StubHub (www.stubhub.co.uk)
Liverpool favourites Anthony Fowler (10-1); Tom Farrell (17-2); Craig Glover (10-2); and Thomas Whittaker Hart (2-0) are all sharing the bill
Everything you need to know about Smith vs Ryder HERE
Press Conference Quotes
Callum Smith: "He is a good fighter on a good run of form but so am I, I am number one in the world for a reason and the best version of me beats every Super-Middleweight on the planet and that includes John Ryder." – other quotes from the presser HERE
Smith (26-0, 19 KOs) landed the WBA World title and was crowned World Boxing Super Series Champion following a stunning seventh round knockout victory over British rival George Groves in Saudi Arabia last September – a win that also saw the Liverpudlian claim the vacant Ring Championship.
He put those titles on the line for the first time against two-time Olympian and former Middleweight World ruler Hassan N’Dam on his US debut at Madison Square Garden in New York earlier this year, flooring the French-Cameroonian three times in three rounds as he delivered a clinical display.
Ryder (28-4, 16 KOs) earned the number-one ranking with the WBA with a seventh round technical knockout win against previously undefeated Russian Andrey Sirotkin in their final eliminator clash at the Copper Box Arena in London last October.
'The Gorilla' stopped Bilal Akkawy to win the vacant interim WBA Super-Middleweight title last time out on the undercard of Saul Alvarez-Daniel Jacobs at the T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas, and in doing so kept himself in line for Smith's crown.
Betting Odds Supplied by 888Sport
Read BBN's resident betting expert Jordan Neild's review HERE
Both champion Callum Smith and challenger John Ryder tipped the scales at the exact same weight.
All the weights HERE
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