The 28-year-old defeated George Groves to claim the belt in September
Callum Smith may make the first defence of his WBA super-middleweight title in America on May 18, according to promoter Eddie Hearn.
The Brit won his belt from George Groves in the final of the World Boxing Super Series last September in Jeddah, Saudi Arabia.
Callum Smith won the WBA super-middleweight world title, as well as WBC ‘diamond’ and Ring Magazine trinkets
Since then he has taken some well-earned time away from boxing to be with his newborn baby daughter, but is now back in the gym and ready to begin a new chapter of his career as world champion.
When asked about Smith’s first defence, Hearn told IFLTV: “He could box in May on the Usyk card in a double-header in the States.”
The show that the promoter is referring to will be headlined by undisputed cruiserweight champion Oleksandr Usyk as he steps up to heavyweight for the first time.
Hearn previously stated that this bill would take place on May 18 in either Chicago or Maryland.
Oleksandr Usyk achieved a rare feat in winning all four of the major cruiserweight world titles
Usyk is widely rated as one of the best pound-for-pound boxers in the sport and belongs in an exclusive club alongside Smith as inaugural World Boxing Super Series champions.
The super-middleweight tournament that Smith won only secured him one major title (the WBA), while the cruiserweight tournament conquered by Usyk saw him leave with all four belts.
You can watch the full IFLTV interview with Eddie Hearn below.