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Liam Williams vs. Liam Smith For WBO European Belt, April 8

By Elliot Foster

Liam Smith against Liam Williams was arguably the biggest highlight of Monday's announcement regarding the BT Sport schedule.

Promoter Frank Warren confirmed the super-welterweight clash as part of his deal between BoxNation, his own broadcaster, and the aforementioned BT Sport.

Reports last week suggested that the fight would be for the vacant WBO super-welterweight world title.

That belt, however, is currently held by Mexico's Saul 'Canelo' Alvarez, who faces Julio Cesar Chavez Jr. on May 6.

And a media release from Frank Warren's office, just hours after the schedule announcement for the next few months, revealed that the fight between the Liverpudlian –– who lost the WBO title to Alvarez in Texas last September –– and Clydach Vale's Williams, on April 8 at Manchester Arena, exclusively live on BoxNation and BT Sport, will instead be for Williams' WBO European title at 154 pounds.

Williams won the title against Gabor Gorbics on November 26, 2016, at the Motorpoint Arena in Cardiff.

Further details regarding the fight and the full card, which is headed by Terry Flanagan's fifth defence of the WBO lightweight world title against number two-ranked Petr Petrov and will also feature the professional debut of two-time Olympic champion Nicola Adams, will be revealed in due course.

User Comments and Feedback (Register For Free To Comment) Comment by Mick Higgs on 01-24-2017

does this mean the Lonsdale belt's not on the line? Former champ Smith is just 1 notch away from a belt outright, while current champ Williams is just 2 away.

Comment by OctoberRed on 01-24-2017

Winner drops the name Liam

Comment by larryxxx.. on 01-23-2017

What about Liam Neeson??

Comment by Corelone on 01-23-2017

In defense of Smith, we never did find out what Canelo weighed at fight time. Like I said, Hearn will take a chance.

Comment by anonymous2.0 on 01-23-2017

Card should be called HIGHLANDER: THERE CAN ONLY BE ONE(liam)

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