Callum Smith sends Canelo Alvarez rematch message ahead of Lenin Castillo fight

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Callum Smith is keen for a rematch with Canelo Alvarez but admits he isn’t holding his breath for the opportunity to arise.

The Mexican fighter comfortably defeated Smith in Texas last December but plenty has changed since, with Smith taking on a new trainer in Buddy McGirt and moving up a weight class to light-heavyweight level.

His first challenge at that level comes on Saturday against Lenin Castillo on the undercard of Anthony Joshua’s multiple-heavyweight title defence against Oleksandr Usyk.

From there, Smith is confident that he has the capability to become a world champion in a new weight class and he’d need a belt in order to appeal to Canelo for a rematch.

While he’s keen for that opportunity to arise, and believes Canelo will also move up a weight class, he’s not convinced such an opening is on the cards.

“I do believe I’m good enough to be a two-weight world champion. I think I can do it,” Smith told Boxing Social.

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