Liverpool boxer Callum Smith looks forward to fighting in his home city for the first time as a world champion

Liverpool boxer Callum Smith knows his dreams of fighting at Anfield next year are on the line when he takes on fellow Brit John Ryder on Saturday.

The WBA Super-Middleweight belt holder defends his title as he makes his first return to his home town as a world champion at the M&S Bank Arena.

Smith became a dad for the first time earlier this year. The arrival of his daughter Alba has changed his priorities and while he still has his boxing ambitions he won't be hanging around in the sport for long.