British promoter Eddie Hearn continues to monitor the situation around the vacant WBC middleweight belt (up to 76.2 kg), left in late August by American David Benavidez (23-0-0, 22 KO).
“As for Callum Smith, he, like Saunders, is still on the list of contenders for the fight with Canelo. If Canelo sorts out his problems, he will have time to fight before the end of the year and will do it against one of the guys, but we will not we especially hope so.
What we really want now is to match Callum and Avni Yildirim in a fight for the WBC and WBA titles. And that’s what we’ve been talking to the WBC about for the past couple of weeks, “Hearn said.