Callum Smith fights in Liverpool for the first time since 2019 when he faces undefeated world-ranked Pole Pawel Stepien at the top of a stacked card at the M&S Bank Arena on Saturday March 11th live on DAZN.
The WBC’s No.1 ranked light-heavyweight, Smith returns home for a must-win clash with the IBF’s No.7 ranked 175-pounder Stepien as he looks to secure a mouth-watering showdown with unified WBC, WBO and IBF ruler Artur Beterbiev later in the year.
Former WBA and Ring Magazine super-middleweight world champion ‘Mundo’ has won both of his fights at light-heavyweight in brutal fashion following a move up in weight after his points loss to pound-for-pound superstar Saul ‘Canelo’ Alvarez at the Alamodome in San Antonio, USA back in December 2020.
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"Pawel Stepien is just what I need going into the Artur Beterbiev fight," said Smith. "He hasn't ever tasted defeat and he's ranked in the top 15 by 3 governing bodies. He is certainly no walkover and I know I can’t afford to make any mistakes. The prize waiting for me should I win means you’ll be seeing the best from me on March 11."
“We always love returning to Liverpool for one of the best atmospheres in the UK, and we’ve got a stacked card from top to bottom for you all on March 11," said Matchroom Sport Chairman Eddie Hearn.
“Callum Smith can’t afford any slip-ups against Pawel Stepien – he’s next in line to face unified world champion Artur Beterbiev and that’s a fight I really fancy him in if he gets past the unbeaten Pole.”