At one point, Callum Smith and Dmitry Bivol were up-and-coming stars from the amateur ranks who fought each other once in 2012. Now, both men are entertaining the idea of a rematch.
In a recent interview with Boxing News, Smith, the current WBA super middleweight champion, said he would be open to a rematch with Bivol as part of a potential move up in weight much later in the future. In their first encounter, Bivol won by decision.
"A Bivol rematch would be good. We had a good fight in hte amateurs. He's a good fighter. I remeber boxing him thinking he's decent. He didn't box then how he does now, he throws decent body shots now. It was a good, close fight," Smith said.
This prompted a response from Bivol, the current WBA light heavyweight champion, who went to Twitter and expressed a mutual desire about a potential rematch.
Neither man currently has their next fights scheduled. Smith just won the WBA, WBC Diamond and Ring Magazine super middleweight titles with a knockout victory over George Groves in the World Boxing Super Series 168-pound finals. As for Bivol, he is rumored to fight light heavyweight contender Joe Smith Jr., but no date or venue for that fight has yet to be made or even if the fight is happening. Bivol became the WBA champion last year after being the organization's interim champion.