According to Joe Gallagher, the trainer of WBA super middleweight champion Callum Smith, the Liverpool based Boxer’s dream of defending his title at his beloved Anfield soccer ground has hit a problem.
Smith has always dreamed of making his first title defence at the Liverpool ground but his first choice of opponent Andre Ward and huge cost of putting on such an event outdoors could be a major problem.
Speaking to Sky Sports, Gallagher said: "There’s lots of hurdles we have to overcome yet. I’m led to believe as well it’s cheaper to hire out Wembley than it is Anfield, which is really disappointing.
"Liverpool boxing fans, the city itself have been screaming for a huge event, a boxing event, for it to happen in the city, and with it [Anfield] getting its entertainment licence, everyone thought it was all systems go.
Gallagher added: "But until they be more reasonable with their hiring and the pricing of the venue, of the stadium, and not only that then, there’s other factors - getting the right dance partner for Callum Smith."