David Benavidez (WBC) vs. Callum Smith (WBC 'Diamond')

Benavidez vs. Smith Winner and How?

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Ar558a

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Jun 2, 2019
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While Smith keeps making the weight at SM I think he beats everyone in the division, he is 2" taller and has a longer reach. He also has beaten better opponents. I would go for a stoppage in the championship rounds.
 
Jun 28, 2013
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Benevidez didn't impress me much against arguably the weaker Durrell. Considering the size difference, Benevidez should have put him away when he had the chance. I wouldn't mind seeing Benevidez Vs Eubank, that would entertaining as fuck.
 
Jul 6, 2019
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Anyone know what the purse split would be if this mandatory is called?

Can't see PBC working with Matchroom, but it would be interesting to see what happens if it goes to purse bids.

Actually, I am surprised that the WBC would make a decision that goes against PBC, or a Mexican heritage fighter, so maybe Haymon fancies this. :think1
 
Jun 6, 2012
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Am I reading things wrong, or is that a bad thing for Callum?

That's one of his options gone isnt it?

If Canelo laughs, as expected, he can only credibly go Billy Joe Saunders (too early in the year for an Anfield fight) or a Ryder rematch indoors.


FTR, and not to detract from the above, I don't know if they'll rush to Anfield without Canelo. I've been told that a lot of the Echo was shut off the other week.
 
May 8, 2016
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Do these Smith Brothers have a big following in Liverpool. ?

Which Liverpool fighter has been a big ticket seller in recent years.
 

A Force

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Jul 21, 2013
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Do these Smith Brothers have a big following in Liverpool. ?

Which Liverpool fighter has been a big ticket seller in recent years.
Paul was very popular when he was first fighting for the British title & could nearly sell out the Echo but interest in him waned after DeGale & Groves beat him & none of the others can shift tickets.

I thought Callum would generate a following after the WBSS but no one seems to care, there were loads booing & walking out when the Ryder decision was announced.

Price, Bellew & Paul Smith all seemed to be popular in terms of generating a big crowd. Sean Dodd & Rocky Fielding known for individually selling 1000+ tickets
 
May 8, 2016
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Paul was very popular when he was first fighting for the British title & could nearly sell out the Echo but interest in him waned after DeGale & Groves beat him & none of the others can shift tickets.

I thought Callum would generate a following after the WBSS but no one seems to care, there were loads booing & walking out when the Ryder decision was announced.

Price, Bellew & Paul Smith all seemed to be popular in terms of generating a big crowd. Sean Dodd & Rocky Fielding known for individually selling 1000+ tickets
@A Force thanks for the info.

In that case when a far more popular fighter in Bellew could not sell out a football stadium.

Callum Smith is going to have a far tougher ask, especially after the Ryder fight.
 
Jun 6, 2012
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@A Force thanks for the info.

In that case when a far more popular fighter in Bellew could not sell out a football stadium.

Callum Smith is going to have a far tougher ask, especially after the Ryder fight.
I'm ruling out Canelo, so I genuinely think he has two options.

BJS or Ryder.
 
May 26, 2018
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Am I reading things wrong, or is that a bad thing for Callum?

That's one of his options gone isnt it?

If Canelo laughs, as expected, he can only credibly go Billy Joe Saunders (too early in the year for an Anfield fight) or a Ryder rematch indoors.


FTR, and not to detract from the above, I don't know if they'll rush to Anfield without Canelo. I've been told that a lot of the Echo was shut off the other week.
Ryder rematch early next year leading to BJS or Eubank in the summer.

Smith at Anfield will fail miserably imo.
He'd be better off trying to get some of that DAZN money stateside for unifications with Benavidez or Plant...
 
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Jul 6, 2019
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Am I reading things wrong, or is that a bad thing for Callum?

That's one of his options gone isnt it?
Yes. Benavidez is to fight Yildrim, and can then fight a mando, (not to be confused with a Mundo), before Smith would be called.

So unless Benavidez chose to fight Smith after Yildrim it's two fights away. So probably into 2021.