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Boxing: Callum Smith is hungry for titles

16 Apr 2014
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Callum Smith returns to the ring on Saturday night at the Phones 4u Arena in Manchester, live on Sky Sports, after six months out of action. 

“I am really eager to get back in the ring,” said Smith. “I was very active in my first year as a pro so that made the six months I have been out feel a lot longer.

“It has been frustrating, but I think the first few months did me good to have a bit of a rest, but I didn’t want to have six months out. I wasn’t able to train as much as I wanted to during those six months. The first few months I could only do running and swimming, but I do feel that I benefited from doing quite a bit of that, and some circuit stuff.

“I started do some light punching and it has only been the last few weeks that I started to punch properly. It has been frustrating because the main thing you want to do is punch, but I worked hard on other things and I feel the benefits from those now.”

Smith’s return to the ring is part of a great night of action, topped by Scott Quigg’s WBA World Super Bantamweight title defence against Tshifhiwa Munyai.

There’s a mouth-watering Manchester derby between Lightweight stars Anthony Crolla and John Murray, Josh Warrington defends his Commonwealth Featherweight title against Rendall Munroe, Tyrone Nurse meets Tyler Goodjohn for the vacant English Light Welterweight title, Hosea Burton is hunting a first title fight and there’s action for Stephen Foster Jr, Jack Massey, Liam Hanrahan and Sam Hyde. 

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