Liam Smith Would Welcome a Showdown With Kell Brook

Former WBO junior middleweight champion Liam Smith would love to face Kell Brook, who now fights at 154-pounds.

It was recently announced that Smith had signed a three fight promotional deal with Eddie Hearn, who also guides the career of Brook. Smith's brothers, including WBA super middleweight champion Callum have been promoted by Hearn as well.

The first bout of Smith's deal will take place on March 30 in Liverpool.

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Smith is not exactly targeting Brook at the moment, but he does have interest in that fight.

"I would like to fight Kell," Smith exclusively told Sky Sports. "We speak, he's a nice lad and he's a big name in boxing but he's come up to 154lbs and he was No 1 at 147lbs, so I don't see how he can come straight in at the No 1 at 154lbs.

"I have proved myself for a few years now and I still feel I am the best, even with Kell in the mix. If that fight came we would welcome it with open arms. He's a big name. He's probably the biggest name, domestically, for me to fight so that's one I would love down the line. It's probably the biggest fight out there for me - if there was a title involved in it - so with a little bit of luck one of us can become a champion, and a defence against each other is bigger than anything."

Brook had been gunning for a showdown with Amir Khan for several years, and felt the contest was within his reach recently - but the fight fell apart after Khan accepted an offer to face WBO welterweight champion Terence Crawford on April 20.

"I have some sympathy for Kell and the Amir situation," Smith said.

"He might have been struggling to make the weight down at 147lbs but now he seems to have a new lease of life with John Fewkes, so he looked back in love with boxing. He (Khan) is going to lose against Terence Crawford. I have been saying for years now, I think Amir is terrified of losing to Kell. It's not the fight itself, it's the defeat. If he loses to Brook everyone will say, well you wouldn't have done what you did if you'd have fought Brook five years ago?"

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User Comments and Feedback (Register For Free To Comment) Comment by alexguiness on 01-18-2019

It's a good match up but not exactly anything to get hyped over. I had a bowel movement this morning that was more stimulating than watching Smith.

Comment by Richard G on 01-18-2019

Looks like everyone wants a piece of lil ole Kell, must be nice to be in demand. Horn would be the best match up in the UK though, Brits would be keen to see an Aussie get his mouth smashed…

Comment by Nusky on 01-17-2019

[QUOTE=bulldognyc;19438687]Yea those would be nice match ups. The only thing is, I met him once in Brooklyn and he’s a lot smaller then I imagined. I’m a honest 5 9 and I was taller then him. I also met Hurd…

Comment by bulldognyc on 01-17-2019

[QUOTE=Nusky;19438590]Munguia/Brook is a 50/50 fight for sure IMO. I think the only reason he looked like crap in his last fight is because he was shaving weight off to fight khan at welterweight but never got the fight. And even…

Comment by Nusky on 01-17-2019

[QUOTE=bulldognyc;19437874]I like the fight too. I don’t mind the idea of brook vs horn either. Brook is closing in on his career. Match ups with names are his best route. I’m not sure how competitive he is with the jr…

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