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Liam Smith Keeps Close Eye on Cotto-Ali, Open To Kell Brook Clash

Last Saturday night, Liam Smith repeated his win over Liam Williams, in a more measured fight than their first meeting, out-boxing Williams at times.

Speaking to iFL TV immediately after the fight in Newcastle, Smith reflected: “I thought I put in a very good performance, not one person from the outside expected the way I boxed today. I think not many people thought I could [box].”

With this win the Liverpudlian becomes the mandatory challenger for the WBO world Super Welterweight title currently held by Miguel Cotto, who is facing Sadam Ali on December 2nd live on BoxNation.

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Cotto is calling the fight his career closer, and he's expected to retire afterwards - win or lose. If Ali wins, he would have to face Smith next. If Cotto wins, then Smith will face the highest ranked available contender for the vacant belt.

Speaking about the future, Smith has his eyes on the belt. “If Cotto’s [retirement] is announced I’m gutted we missed the boat for his last fight. He’s going to probably beat Sadam Ali, vacate the title and then it’ll be open to me and whoever else I have to fight.”

The former champion was also asked about a potential match-up with Sheffield’s Kell Brook in what would be one of the biggest domestic dust-ups in recent years.

“Obviously, if that came about and I was world champion and it was a big money fight then of course [the fight would happen]. But I’m not thinking of names now, I want to be world champion again!”

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User Comments and Feedback (Register For Free To Comment) Comment by g27region on 11-18-2017

Give your belt to Magomed Kurbanov first, after that you can do whatever you want

Comment by P4Pdunny on 11-18-2017

This is a fight nobody would care about

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