Liam Smith-John Thompson For WBO Belt, Soro is Out

By Steve Kim

Sources have advised that John Thompson has agreed to face Liam Smith in Manchester, England for the vacant WBO 154-pound belt on October 10th.

Thompson (17-1, 6 KO's) recently won the 2015 junior middleweight Boxcino tournament by defeating Brandon Adams in the finals by way of a second round TKO. Smith (20-0-1, 10 KO's) was originally slated to face Michel Soro for this title but Soro was unable to come to terms.

This title was held most recently by Demetrius Andrade who was stripped by the WBO for inactivity.

The October 10th card, promoted by Frank Warren, will be headlined by Andy Lee's defense of the WBO middleweight title against mandatory challenger Billy Joe Saunders.

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User Comments and Feedback (Register For Free To Comment) Comment by Mick Higgs on 08-25-2015

I saw Thompson fight Adams on Channel 4's KOTV & he looks okay, but I can't take this fight serious as a world title contest!

Comment by londoner on 08-25-2015

In a fight for a vacant title the purse should be split 50/50. In an ideal world. Even in this crap world, though, why should one fighter be offered the sh*t end of the money, as in take it or…

Comment by HughJass on 08-25-2015

Truly gutted about this fight not happening.:grumpy:

Comment by HeroBando on 08-24-2015

[QUOTE=bigjavi973;15990875]@jakeburnsmfc @bigjavi973 I wanted this fight but I am not a beggar to buy a ridiculous offer— soro michel (@Soromichel) August 24, 2015 just smh[/QUOTE] I'm sure the…

Comment by LA_2_Vegas on 08-24-2015

Cool- I want to check out Thompson going for a title. Was surprised at how he upset Brandon Adams..he just sat back and waited for the openings

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