John Ryder vs. Callum Smith Live Stream: Callum Smith is back in action tonight as he defends his super-middleweight world title for the second time.
The unbeaten champion takes on domestic rival John Ryder in just his second fight since winning the World Boxing Super Series by beating George Groves in the final in Saudi Arabia last year.
Ryder has worked his way back into contention despite defeats by Billy Joe Saunders, Nick Blackwell, Jack Arnfield and Rocky Fielding.
He earned his shot at Smith by inflicting first defeats on first Andrey Sirotkin and then Bilal Akkawy.
There are also several 50/50 fights on the undercard in Liverpool.
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Former super-middleweight world champion George Groves provides expert analysis.
To watch the latest show in full What TV channel is it on?
The fights will be broadcast on Sky Sports. The programme will start at 7pm on Sky Sports action and can also be watched on Sky Sports Main Event from 8.30pm.
Is there a live stream?
The fights can be streamed on Sky Sports via the Sky Go app either on mobile devices or through your browser.
What are the odds?
Who is on the undercard?
James Tennyson vs Craig Evans
Craig Glover vs Chris Billam-Smith
Anthony Fowler vs Harry Scarff
Tom Farrell vs Sean Dodd
Thomas Whittaker Hart vs Josip Perkovic
Tom Aitchison vs Matija Petrinic
Marcos Molloy vs Aleksandrs Birkenbergs
Callum Smith claims he will blow fighting at Anfield and all his other dreams if he loses to John Ryder on Saturday.
Smith makes the second defence of his WBA Super super-middleweight title against Ryder in Liverpool’s M&S Bank Arena and the Kopite is in line to fight at his beloved Anfield if he wins.
The unbeaten Smith also dreams of fighting Gennady Golovkin or Canelo Alvarez in Las Vegas and knows none of this will happen if he slips up against Ryder.
“Listen I’m switched on,” he said. “The fights that have been mentioned with Canelo, Golovkin, the big unification fights, there’re still there providing I come through this fight.
“But if I lose this fight, they disappear. It’s a must win for me and it’s one more step towards those fights.
“I know if I slip up, Anfield is gone. I’m fully focused on this one and if I get this one out of the way, I’ll speak to Eddie Hearn and see if he can deliver me a big fight in 2020.
“I’ve trained hard. I’ve worked hard to become a world champion and I don’t plan on losing it just yet.”