Liam Smith still wants Kell Brook fight

liam smithBy Scott Gilfoid: Unbeaten WBO light middleweight champion Liam Smith (30-0-1, 12 KOs) can’t seem to let go of the idea that he has to fight welterweight Kell Brook for some reason. I’m not sure why, but Smith can’t seem to focus on fighting the guys in his own division to try and make a name for himself in that eight class.

I guess it might be because Smith is seen as a paper champion in the eyes of a lot of boxing fans, and will likely lose his WBO title as soon as he faces his first quality contender. I don’t know but I think it would be better for the 27-year-old Smith to concentrate on defending his WBO 154lb strap as long as he can rather than pining away for a fight against Brook.

If Smith really wants the Brook fight, then he should vacate his WBO title and melt down to 147 and get in line behind welterweight contender Errol Spence Jr., because he’ll soon be facing Brook for his IBF title once he’s beaten the brakes off Konstantin Ponomarev in an IBF welterweight title eliminator bout.

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Liam Smith wants Kell Brook fight after Radosevic

smith766WBO 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.

Following his sensational win over Thompson, Smith emphatically defended his world title against Jimmy Kelly in the first Liverpool versus Manchester world title showdown in over 80 years.

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Liam Smith wants Amir Khan fight in September

Image: Liam Smith wants Amir Khan fight in SeptemberBy Scott Gilfoid: With Amir Khan having been knocked out in a horrible way last Saturday night, WBO junior middleweight champion Liam Smith (22-0-1, 12 KOs) must smell blood in the water because he’s circling Khan and showing a lot of interest in wanting to get a piece of him at a low point in his career.

Smith, 27, says he’d like to fight Khan later this year in September after he takes care of his voluntary defense against little known fringe contender Predrag Radosevic (30-1, 11 KOs) in their fight on June 4 at the Echo Arena in Liverpool, UK. This will be another voluntary defense for Smith, and arguably a tiny step up from his last defense against Jimmy Kelly last December.

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Liam Smith to fight on June 4

Merseyside maverick Liam Smith makes a hero’s return to Liverpool this summer to make the second defence of his WBO World Super-Welterweight title at the Echo Arena on Saturday 4th June against an opponent to be announced.

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Khan offered Liam Smith and Bradley Skeete fights

khan1111By Scott Gilfoid: Amir Khan (31-3, 19 KOs) has reportedly been offered fights against #8 WBO welterweight contender Bradley Skeete (22-1, 10 KOs) and WBO junior middleweight champion Liam Smith (22-0-1, 12 KOs) by British promoter Frank Warren. It’s unclear why Khan would consider fighting either of those two guys, however, as neither of them are star caliber fighters, and the money that the inactive Khan would make in fights against them would likely be far less than what he could make if he fought IBF welterweight champion Kell Brook in the summer.

“He [Khan] should consider my offer to him of a fight with Bradley Skeete at welterweight, or if he finds any excess pounds he may have accumulated through his inactivity hard to shed, with our WBO super-welterweight champion Liam Smith,” Warren said on his site at

I think it’s safe to say that Khan won’t even consider fighting Skeete or Smith. Not now, not ever. There’s just no upside in fighting those obscure fighters. Skeete is the WBO European welterweight champion, and he was soundly beaten in 2014 by Frankie Gavin.

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Canelo Alvarez vs. Liam Smith possible

Image: Canelo Alvarez vs. Liam Smith possibleBy Scott Gilfoid: An offer from WBC middleweight champion Saul “Canelo” Alvarez’s management has been reportedly made to the promoters for WBO junior middleweight champion Liam Smith (22-0-1, 12 KOs) for Canelo’s next fight in May.

It’s unknown whether Canelo would be fighting for Smith’s WBO 154lb title, or if Smith would move up in weight to fight for Canelo’s WBC middleweight title at a catch-weight of 155lbs. Even if the fight takes place at 155lbs, Smith will likely lose his WBO 154lb title. I can’t see the World Boxing Organization letting him keep his WBO 154lb title if he gets whipped by Canelo at middleweight.

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Liam Smith slaughters Jimmy Kelly

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By Scott Gilfoid: Making a voluntary defense of his WBO 154lb strap, champion Liam Smith (22-0-1, 12 KOs) defeated challenger Jimmy Kelly (16-1, 7 KOs) by a 7th round TKO on the undercard of the Andy Lee vs. Billy Joe Saunders card at the Manchester Arena in Manchester, UK.

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Liam Smith vs. Carlos Molina possible for December 19th

molina56By Scott Gilfoid: Depending on whether the World Boxing Organization will give their blessings or not, newly crowned WBO junior middleweight champion Liam Smith (21-0-1, 11 KOs) could be facing 2nd tier fighter Carlos Molina (23-6-2, 7 KOs) on December 19th on the undercard of the Andy Lee v. Billy Joe Saunders card at the Manchester Arena in Manchester, UK.

Smith and the 32-year-old Molina are reportedly in negotiations for a fight on 12/19, according to Molina. Smith also is interested in facing 44-year-old Shane Mosley in 2016. Mosley isn’t ranked in the top 15 by the WBO either at 154, so it’ll require for the WBO to give let the fight happen anyway or they can give Molina or Mosley a quick top 15 ranking that we’ve seen done in the past by many sanctioning bodies after a fight has been signed.

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Shane Mosley won’t be fighting Liam Smith

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By Scott Gilfoid: In what has to be seen as a smart move on Shane Mosley’s part, he’s decided to pass on a fight against newly crowned WBO junior middleweight champion Liam Smith (21-0-1, 11 KOs), according to Sky Sports. Apparently, Smith wanted a rematch clause in the contract and the 44-year-old Mosley (48-9-1, 40 KOs) wasn’t interested in getting locked into a long term thing with Smith where he’d have devote another long training camp to get ready for a second fight.

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Liam Smith’s trainer wants Mosley in early 2016

mosley43443By Scott Gilfoid: Joe Gallagher, the trainer for WBO light middleweight champion Liam Smith (21-0-1, 11 KOs), says he’s interested in seeing Smith face 44-year-old #7 WBA welterweight contender “Sugar” Shane Mosley (48-9-1, 40 KOs) sometime in early 2016. Smith recently captured the vacant WBO 154lb title by beating John Thompson earlier this month by a 7th round knockout on October 10th.

Smith will be back in the ring on December 19th against an opponent still to be determined at the Manchester Arena in Manchester, UK. They don’t want Mosley at that time. They want him later on next year. Gallagher thinks that Mosley is a big name that would be a fine addition to Smith’s resume.

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