Callum Smith to face Rocky Fielding in British title and world title eliminator
Last Updated: 19/08/15 2:50pm
Callum Smith will face fellow Liverpudlian super-middleweight Rocky Fielding for the British title at the Echo Arena on November 7.
The unbeaten pair will battle for the Lonsdale Belt as the headline act in their hometown - with Smith's WBC silver super-middleweight crown also on the line - on another packed night of Sky Sports boxing.
Tipped as one of the brightest young stars in the sport, Smith (17-0-KO12) came through a stern examination of his credentials when he outpointed Christopher Rebrasse in June while Fielding (21-0-KO12) was arguably even more impressive in halting Brian Vera in two on the same bill.
This is one of the biggest domestic fights of the year and such a fascinating fight. Neither fighter would back down or out of this fight and now fight fans get an absolute cracker
Promoter Eddie Hearn said: "This is one of the biggest domestic fights of the year and such a fascinating fight.
"Neither fighter would back down or out of this fight and now fight fans get an absolute cracker. It is 21-0 vs. 17-0 and both fighters are ranked highly across all world governing bodies.
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"There is going to be some atmosphere at a packed Echo Arena on November 7 but the big question is - who's fooling who?"
Should the 25-year-old Smith claim the belt, he will join his three brothers - Paul, Liam and Stephen - in becoming a British champion.