Date: 19th September 2015 at 10:43am
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After Paul Smith ventured across the pond to take on Andre Ward, in the US, many suspected that the beating he took could quite possibly see the Liverpool fighter retire.

After all, the loss had come on the back of two losses in world title fights, against Arthur Abraham for the world middleweight title.

Many pundits suspected that there was no route for Smith to go down other than the retirement one. However 32-year-old Smith has other ideas and it would appear that retirement is the furthest thing from his mind.

With his fight record now reading 35-6 with 20 win coming by way of knockout, Smith, talking to Sky Sports, has remarked,

?I?m not shot, I?ve not been hurt.

?I don?t want to retire. If you told me I was never going to fight again, I would be gutted ? and the fact that I feel that way shows I want to carry on.

?I wouldn?t mind going back out to America to fight again.

?The door to Germany is always open for me and I enjoyed fighting over there and there is always big-fights here in Britain.

?I?ve had a chat with Eddie Hearn and there?s a few fights out there and there?s a few routes out there as well.?

I guess you can?t blame Paul Smith for wanting to carry on doing what he loves, but it remains to be seen where he can go from here and we?ll certainly be keeping an eye on whom he?ll be fighting next and where.