UK start time, live stream, full undercard and how to watch bout on Anthony Joshua v Oleksandr Usyk card
Callum Smith will be hoping to get life at light-heavyweight level off to a flying start next weekend when he returns to action on the on Anthony Joshua v Oleksandr Usyk undercard.
The Merseysider will take on Lenin Castillo in the 29th bout of his professional career.
But it will be Smith’s first fight at light-heavyweight and his return after losing his WBA super-middleweight belt to the great Canelo Alvarez last December.
Lenin, the 33-year-old Dominican, has a 21-3 record in his career and Smith will be eager to bounce back to winning ways and shake off that chastening defeat to Canelo.
Here’s everything you need to know ahead of the bout…
Callum Smith v Lenin Castillo: Date and how to watch
Smith v Castillo is set to take place on Saturday, September 25 at the Tottenham Hotspur Stadium.
The fight forms part of the undercard for Joshua’s heavyweight title clash with Usyk.
It will be shown on Sky Sports Box Office. Their pay-per-view coverage will start from 6pm and will cost £24.95.
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Callum Smith v Lenin Castillo: Undercard
Subject to change
- MAIN EVENT: Anthony Joshua (c) vs Oleksandr Usyk – For WBA (Super), IBF, WBO, and IBO heavyweight titles
- Lawrence Okolie v Dilan Prasovic – for WBO cruiserweight title
- Callum Smith v Lenin Castillo
- Campbell Hatton v Izan Dura
- Florian Marku vs Maxim Prodan
- Christopher Ousley v Khasan Baysangurov
Callum Smith v Lenin Castillo: What’s been said?
Smith’s trainer, Buddy McGirt said: “I always thought he could fight, from the first day I saw him.
“He can punch, but there is more to him than punch power. He has to gain confidence in his other skills.
“I know that he will be a champion again.”
Speaking about life at light-heavyweight level, McGirt said: “It’s a very tough division, a hot division.
“If he has a couple of fights to get comfortable at the weight, I don’t see anyone to stop him becoming a champion.”