Flanagan-Magdaleno, Smith-Soro in Play for 10/10?

By Steve Kim

Multiple sources have informed that newly crowned WBO lightweight champion Terry Flanagan could soon be defending his belt against Diego Magdaleno, who is rated number one by that organization. This fight would take place on October 10th in Manchester, England.

Flanagan (28-0, 11 KO's) recently won the title on July 11th when Jose Zepeda could not come out for the third round after dislocating his left shoulder. Magdaleno (28-1, 12 KO's) earned his ranking by stopping Jose Gonzalez on June 26th in seven rounds in what was a WBO elimination bout.

A fight that is also being discussed for this show is a super welterweight bout between the undefeated Liam Smith (20-0-1, 10 KO's) facing Michel Soro (25-1-1, 17 KO's).

Promoter Frank Warren announced on Wednesday that Andy Lee will defend his WBO title against Billy Joe Saunders on this card as well. The fight was postponed from September 19th in Ireland after Lee became ill.

Steve Kim is the news editor for

User Comments and Feedback (Register For Free To Comment) Comment by Urtain on 08-13-2015

[QUOTE=Mick Higgs;15962508]Soro's EBU middleweight champion, so as a light-middleweight shouldn't Smith be matched with Cedric Vitu?![/QUOTE] Vitu is expected to defend his title against Roberto Santos in November.

Comment by Mick Higgs on 08-13-2015

Soro's EBU middleweight champion, so as a light-middleweight shouldn't Smith be matched with Cedric Vitu?!

Comment by Corelone on 08-12-2015

I don't think Flanagan is going to fill stadiums. He isn't getting adoring comments from the regulars. I think I'm beginning to like him.

Comment by Hougigo on 08-12-2015

[QUOTE=Bram;15961728]I see Smith as being ranked as 4th by the WBO. Soro is 3 and they're behind a Ukranian and Canelo at 1 and 2.[/QUOTE] I must be looking at old rankings then, NVM

Comment by MasterPlan on 08-12-2015

[QUOTE=MasterPlan;15961724]Smith isn't ranked by the WBO. (though, if it's for a belt he'll probably be ranked #8 by next month.) So, how does that work?[/QUOTE] Disregard, I am blind.

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