Hearn Open To Idea of Matching Liam Smith With Jermell Charlo

Promoter Eddie Hearn was pleased with this past Saturday's performance by former WBO junior middleweight champion Liam Smith.

Smith returned for the first time since last July's twelve round decision loss to current WBO champion Jaime Munguia.

Smith beat down former sparring partner Sam Eggington inside five rounds at the M&S Bank Arena in Liverpool.


The contest was Smith's first bout since signing a promotional deal with Hearn's Matchroom Promotions.

Smith's other boxing brothers - Paul Smith, Stephen Smith and Callum Smith have long worked with Hearn. Liam had worked for years with rival promoter Frank Warren.

“The plan was really to have two fights and then go and challenge for another world title. The fight against Eggington was a good solid win, a good solid performance,” said Hearn to Elliot Foster.

“They’re three big fights and there might be one in between that as well. He’s got the profile to go and fight in America, he could come back and we could do another Liverpool show. There are loads and loads of options, but by the time he has two weeks off, I think we’re probably looking at the end of June or early July [before a return] and then we’ll look for that big fight.

“I’d like him to fight [former world champion Jermell] Charlo. He’ll go into the top five with the WBC and when you look at the world champs, it’s a very difficult division. He’s fought Jaime Munguia in a great fight, Jarrett Hurd’s got two of the belts and the other champion is Tony Harrison so there are no easy touches but I think there are some big high profile fights out there for him as well.”

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User Comments and Feedback (Register For Free To Comment) Comment by Since1976 on 04-12-2019

[QUOTE=Califire209;19637583]Golovkin has enough in the tank to destroy Jermall Charlo, I thought Korobov should have gotten the Nod.[/QUOTE] Destroy is putting it nicely!! That will be like Hatton vs Manny, a human satellite launch!!

Comment by MC Hammer on 04-06-2019

[QUOTE=BigStomps;19639400]Well anyone with common sense knows Munguia wouldn't destroy Charlo. But how can you say Munguia can't do shet when he's dominated most of his opponents?? Yeah it was below Top tier competition but the same can be said about…

Comment by BigStomps on 04-05-2019

[QUOTE=Loque-san;19639323]Even world class fighters lose sometimes you know. He failed to deliver once.[/QUOTE] Fair enough

Comment by BigStomps on 04-05-2019

[QUOTE=MC Hammer;19639314]You jumped in the middle of a conversation that I was having with someone else. The conversation started about him saying Jaime would destroy Charlo, and me saying he would never have to prove it. You threw your unrequested…

Comment by Loque-san on 04-05-2019

[QUOTE=BigStomps;19639308]He can have all the athleticism, explosiveness and punching power in the world but when he can't deliver against top competition (Harrison) then all that don't mean jack shet![/QUOTE] Even world class fighters lose sometimes you know. He failed to…

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