There are some good judges who feel unbeaten Liverpool fighter Liam Smith, the reigning WBO super-welterweight champion, is one of the best largely unknown world champions in the sport right now. Smith wants to prove his worth and at the same time boost his global profile with a big fight. The 27-year-old makes the second defence of his title on Saturday night, when he faces once-beaten Predrag Radosevic at The Echo Arena in his hometown, and Smith is hoping a Canelo Alvarez fight – which has been spoken about as a real possibility in the past – is again offered to him.
Liverpool’s WBO Super-Welterweight World Champion Liam Smith will be keeping a very close eye on this Saturday’s Super-Welterweight world title triple header in Las Vegas, aired exclusively on the Channel of Champions BoxNation.… read more “Liam Smith Predicts Lara-Martirosyan, Charlo-Trout, Charlo-Jackson”
WBO World Super-Welterweight king Liam Smith wants a huge domestic showdown with Kell Brook after he’s dealt with Predrag Radosevic. Undefeated Smith makes a hero’s return to Liverpool to make the third defence of his world title on an action-packed night of boxing at the Echo Arena on June 4th, live and exclusive on BoxNation.
Scouse warrior Smith spectacularly announced himself on the world stage last October when he stopped American John Thompson in the seventh round to become Liverpool’s first world champion in 22 years.
WBO junior middleweight champion Liam Smith is considering an offer from Saul “Canelo” Alvarez for his next fight. This would be the 25-year-old Canelo’s next fight on May 7 on HBO pay-per-view. Canelo needs a name that will attract fans. Smith doesn’t have a big name, but he does have the undefeated record that would make for a more appealing fight.
The other names that are in the running for Canelo’s next fight are nothing special.
WBO 154 lb champion, Liam Smith (21-0-1, 11ko), has been granted something of an early Christmas present by promoter, Frank Warren, when he faces off against Manchester-based, WBO #8 Jimmy Kelly (16-0, 7ko) on Dec. 19.
The 23 year old Kelly, ranked #86 in the world by Boxrec’s computerized ranking system, has yet to box a 12 rounder in his fledgling professional career, and will enter the fight with Smith a monumental underdog, having last boxed beneath the champion in October, on the same bill Smith claimed the vacant title by stopping American, John Thompson.
A deal has been agreed in principle for new WBO 154 lb champion Liam Smith, to face past-best veteran Shane Mosley on the December 19 Andy Lee/Billy Joe Saunders card in Manchester, England, numerous sources are reporting.
Smith won his title in style against American ‘Boxcino’ winner, John Thompson earlier this month, and immediately found himself embroiled in a war of words with Mosley on social media after the 44 year old former great took exception to Smith saying ‘Sugar Shane’ should be calling him out now he – and not former IBF champ, ‘K-9’ Bundrage – had a 154 lb world title.
New WBO 154 lb champion Liam Smith, has stated that the unification fight he fancies most down the line is against America’s new IBF champion, Jermall Charlo.
Smith handily beat one American to win the title last week – in Boxcino tournament winner John Thompson – and caught the ire of another on twitter, in veteran, Shane Mosley – although would face a far stiffer test than either the aforementioned in the young Texan fighter, who won his own world title by destroying Cornelius Bundrage last month.
After his fantastic WBO 154 lb title winning effort in Manchester last night, Liverpool’s Liam Smith has admitted he was looking past America’s John Thompson in favour of bigger fights/names, and alluded to the possibility of a future fight with veteran former world champion, Shane Mosley – who continues to fight on at 44.
“I can’t describe how I feel right now, it just hasn’t sunk in but I can tell how much it means to everyone around me,” Smith said immediately post-fight last night.
Best of British, Terry Flanagan and Liam Smith, spanked the Yanks at the Manchester Arena in their world title fights with Flanagan retaining his title and Smith being crowned new world champion.
Manchester ace Flanagan destroyed his mandatory challenger Diego Magdaleno inside two round in the first defence of his WBO World Lightweight title, while Liverpool star Smith smashed John Thompson in.
Diego Magdaleno (28-2, 12 KO) ran into a buzz saw tonight in the form of WBO lightweight champion Terry Flanagan (29-0, 12 KOs), who completely destroyed the 28-year-old Magdaleno in 2 rounds at the Manchester Arena in Manchester, UK. Before the mismatch was over, Magdaleno had been knocked down three times by Flanagan.
The fight wasn’t stopped until referee Terry O’Connor mercifully stopped in to halt the fight at 2:38 of the round due to Magdaleno being on the verge of getting seriously hurt.