Stephen Smith vs Devis Boschiero / Tonight 8pm (UK)/ ‘Make or Break’ says Joe Gallagher

Tonight in Liverpool, hometown Jr. lightweight, Stephen Smith (22-1, 12ko), enters a must-win IBF title eliminator against experienced Italian Devis Boschiero (37-3-1, 19ko) in hope of securing a shot at Puerto Rico’s newly crowned unbeaten champion, Jose Pedraza (20-0, 12ko).

Smith, the middle of the four fighting siblings who include 168 lb-ers Paul and Callum, as well as 154 lb contender Liam, enters knowing that defeat will certainly spell disaster for his world title ambitions, and it’s a fight that trainer Joe Gallagher is calling a ‘must-win.’

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Stephen Smith returns

It’s 9-years ago today that Stephen Smith claimed his Commonwealth Gold medal in Melbourne a reality the fighter summed it up nicely when he tweeted, “Scary how time flies, but great memories”.

Smith, 20-1 (12KO’s), will make his return to professional action on Saturday night on the exciting Kell Brook v Jo Jo Dan undercard, looking to put on an empathic performance to lay to rest a difficult few months he will be looking to forget – professionally at least.

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