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Liam Smith vs. Liam Williams Rematch Lands at Metro Arena

After their epic first encounter ended in controversial fashion, former WBO World Super Welterweight Champion Liam Smith and reigning British Super Welterweight Champion Liam Williams, will aim to settle the score on neutral ground at Newcastle’s Metro Arena, in a WBO World Title Eliminator on Saturday 28th October, simulcast live on BT Sport and BoxNation.
 
The fight lands in Newcastle after neither man was willing to concede home advantage after their thrilling first encounter back in April; a fight in which both men felt they claimed the upper hand.
 
On the night, Liverpool man Smith claimed the win after Williams’ trainer Gary Lockett deemed that the Welshman could not continue after being badly cut by a clash of heads. However Williams felt he had built up a large lead at the point the fight was stopped and tempers have flared ever since about the controversial circumstances of the fight’s ending, with Smith instead believing that the cut prevented him from seizing an inevitable late stoppage in the fight.

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Promoter Frank Warren said ‘I’m delighted to bring this huge rematch to Newcastle which is a city with a rich tradition of big fight nights. In the past I have bought shows with Ricky Hatton, Joe Calzaghe, Nigel Benn and Prince Nasseem Hamed to Newcastle and I’m sure this is set to rival the very best that we’ve done there.
 
This fight has been highly anticipated since the first encounter, in which the fans and fighters were robbed of a conclusive ending by the clash of heads. The first was a barnstormer up to that point and I’m sure the rematch will be even better. The fight will serve as a WBO Super Welterweight World Title Eliminator, in which the winner is set to get a shot against the winner of the forthcoming Cotto v Kamegai match, which is contesting the vacant belt. This huge incentive, along with the added spice of domestic bragging rights, means a lot is riding on this fight for both men.’
 
The undercard at Metro Arena is set to feature some of the very best emerging local North East talent, as well as some other excellent young fighters from further afield.
 
Country Durham’s Thomas Patrick Ward (20-0) will defend his British Super Bantamweight Championship against Brimingham’s Sean Davis (13-1-0); whilst Guisborough’s Josh Leather (12-0) will face Sunderland’s Glen Foot (20-1-0) in a what is set to be a pulsating North East Derby for the IBF European Super Lightweight Championship.
 
Ricky Hatton trained Nathan Gorman (Natwich, 10-0)  will face Nick Webb (Chertsey, 11-0) for the English Heavyweight Championship in another showdown where someone’s ‘0’ is set to go. Mark Heffron (Oldham, 16-0) another of Ricky Hatton’s excellent young stable of fighters, will also be in action on the card.
 
In addition, local prospects Troy Williamson (Darlington, 3-0) Kalam Leather (Guisborough, 2-0) Joe Maphosa (Thornaby, 1-0) Michael Watson (Sedgefield, Pro debut) and Jeff Saunders (11-0) of Sedgefield will all appear on the bill.
 
A press conference and ticket information will follow within the next fortnight.

User Comments and Feedback (Register For Free To Comment) Comment by Redd Foxx on 08-04-2017

[QUOTE=1hourRun;17918892]Liam Smith...what can you say about this guy? ducked old man Shane Mosley got his ass whopped by Canelo Alvarez when he step up to world level, now headlining vs. who tha f*ck knows...one thing is for sure hes another…

Comment by Mick Higgs on 08-04-2017

Is Williams's Lonsdale at stake here, or is it yet another one of Frank's WBO bauble's?!!!!!!...................

Comment by 1hourRun on 08-04-2017

[QUOTE=Randall Cunning;17918926]LOL. Nah this ll be a normal show I think. There was talk this card will be where Flanagan/Verdejo gets rescheduled to.[/QUOTE] Now I can dig that.

Comment by Randall Cunning on 08-04-2017

[QUOTE=1hourRun;17918912]Is this you Frankie?![/QUOTE] LOL. Nah thisll be a normal show I think. There was talk this card will be where Flanagan/Verdejo gets rescheduled to.

Comment by 1hourRun on 08-04-2017

[QUOTE=Randall Cunning;17918909]Hopefully.[/QUOTE] Is this you Frankie?!

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