Canelo vs. Liam Smith September Clash Hinted By Frank Warren

Scouse hero Liam Smith emphatically defended his WBO World Super-Welterweight title with a second round stoppage win over Montenegro’s Predrag Radosevic at the Liverpool Echo Arena. ‘Beefy’, making the second defence of his world title in his own city, dropped his challenger to the canvas with a signature crippling left body hook one minute and thirty-three seconds into the second round. The contest was over after Radosevic failed to beat the referees count.

It is now eight consecutive stoppage wins for Merseyside maverick Smith. The Joe Gallagher-trained super-welterweight didn’t put a foot wrong as he took his unbeaten record to 23-0-1 (13 KOs) and will now look ahead to potentially massive showdowns.

Speaking afterwards Smith said: “I knew the first body shot hurt him so I went for him a little bit. I knew I’d get a reaction as soon as I did it again. It was a good performance and a good stoppage; Joe said it was a proper world champion’s performance.


Smith added - “Everyone is seeing the names that are getting thrown at me. If I was offered one of those fights I’d take it. I was massively up for this fight as I knew what a win would mean. Retaining a world title in my own city was a special experience.”

Smith's promoter, Frank Warren, is hinting at the lingering industry rumors that his fighter is a frontrunner to face former two division world champion Saul 'Canelo' Alvarez (47-1-1, 33KOs) in September, as part of Mexican Independence Day Weekend.

"We have something very special in the pipeline for him, a September blockbuster that will stir the juices of fight fans everywhere. We should be in a position to reveal all very soon – so watch this space," Warren said.

User Comments and Feedback (Register For Free To Comment) Comment by rasdun on 08-10-2016

[QUOTE=Bronx2245;16938966]Even more reason to make GGG accomadate to Canelo! You're saying GGG is new to the game and Canelo has been the established pro! Therefore GGG should've accepted 155 for a mega fight. Canelo is fighting in Cowboys Stadium without…

Comment by Bronx2245 on 08-10-2016

[QUOTE=rasdun;16938944]compare length of time as a pro though as well. Canelo has been a professional boxer for app 10 yrs. Was GGG even a pro at age 25?[/QUOTE]Even more reason to make GGG accomadate to Canelo! You're saying GGG is…

Comment by rasdun on 08-10-2016

[QUOTE=Bronx2245;16768198]I don't thinki Oscar will let Canelo fight at anything higher than 155. I really want to see the fight, which is why I want GGG to accept, and I want to see if Oscar says no, even if GGG…

Comment by Don Pichardo on 06-07-2016

[QUOTE=gmc_rfc_06;16768188]Terrence Crawford at 135 was in the ring at 152. Maidana at 147 was in the ring at 165. Austin Trout at 154 is in the ring at 172. Angulo at 154 is in the ring at 174. Charlo at…

Comment by gmc_rfc_06 on 06-06-2016

[QUOTE=JUNIABOY;16769217]Canelo didn't look all that healthy at the weigh-in against Khan. Angulo is definitely not a natural SWW. And isn't being natural to a weight class means that you naturally drain around 10lbs to make weight?[/QUOTE] It depends entirely on…

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