Callum Smith still needs a super fight following year after fighting in Liverpool.
Smith fought for the first time in front of the hometown fans world champion but also the WBAsuperb holder was pushed all of the way by Ryder.
The undefeated Liverpudlian set his performance down to a lack of fear of challenger Ryder, that had been a huge underdog, giving off reach and height.
I would like the best titles in the division and I am not disrespecting John Ryder however there wasnt any fear tonight, Smith told Sky Sports afterwards.
I didnt believe John Ryder was good enough to overcome me. There are fighters that I think are good enough to overcome on me who do not function and that is going to bring out the finest in me. That is what I want, I need the names.
I only want a huge title, where should I turn up such as tonight I will lose. That panic brings out the very best functionality in mepersonally, I feel I need .
Ryder, who was on the side of a 117-111, 116-112 conclusion, insists hell return.
I believed that was unpleasant, said Ryder. I believed that I forced the fight, he was just nicking rounds, even if that. I believed that I.
Ive dropped for the British name three times, I have come back and fought for a world title against the world No 1.
I think I have done enough to demonstrate Im credible for this and I shall come again.
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