Mitchell Smith has signalled that he is keen to step up and face Liam Walsh, if the Welshman overcomes Gervonta Davis when the pair square off the IBF World Super-Featherweight title on May 20th at the Copper Box Arena in London.
Smith, who will fight on the undercard of Walsh vs. Davis and will make Walsh his number one target should he emerge successfully.
“Too many British fighters are full of themselves, but just running from real fights,” said Smith. “Give me a couple of fights, and I would love to take on Liam Walsh.”
“It would be an easy voluntary defence to make, and I’m sure there would be a nice couple of quid for Liam.”
Walsh faces a very tough task when he comes up against Floyd Mayweather’s protege, Davis, who carries the nickname “Tank” for a reason. Smith, however, doesn’t think Davis will beat Walsh.
“Apart from Jose Pedraza in his last fight who has Davis fought?”, Mitchell asked. “Liam’s size makes a difference, and I think he will win.
“Liam is a really good fighter, and it’ll take a very good man to get his measure. I’m a fan.”
Another potential fight for Smith is the undefeated Leeds warrior, Josh Warrington, but insists he is not making a move to Featherweight at this moment: “Going to featherweight is not on my mind at the minute.”
Smith is, however, keen to face off against anybody at Super-Featherweight or Lightweight.
“I would love to fight Liam, but if not any British boxer at Lightweight or Super-Featherweight,” said, Smith. “Fights at Lightweight that appeals are British Champion Robbie Barrett or the winner of the WBO European title clash between Craig Evans and Stephen Ormond.
“I might not have the height for a Lightweight, but I punch hard and have good footwork that will cause problems.”