On Saturday, October 9, former WBO light-middleweight champion LIAM SMITH takes on fellow Liverpool native ANTHONY FOWLER at the Liverpool Arena. SMITH is looking to get back to winning ways, having suffered only his third defeat against Magomed Kurbanov last time out for the vacant WBO International light-middleweight title. (photos by Mark Robinson)
FOWLER on the other hand comes into the bout on a six-fight win streak, winning in impressive fashion at Fight Camp in July this year, dominating challenger Rico Mueller and stopping the German in the eighth round.
Smith vs. Fowler tops a night of action in Liverpool, Ted Cheeseman (17-2-1, 10 KOs) puts his British Super-Welterweight Title on the line against Troy Williamson (16-0-1, 12 KOs) following his brilliant stoppage win over James Metcalf in Gibraltar, Shannon Courtenay (7-1, 3 KOs) faces USA's Jamie Mitchell (6-0-2, 4 KOs), Northampton's Kieron Conway (16-2-1, 3 KOs) looks to bounce back from his loss to Souleymane Cissokho on the Canelo vs. Saunders undercard when he meets James Metcalf (21-1, 13 KOs).
Decorated amateur star Peter McGrail makes his highly anticipated professional debut, Tony Bellew-managed Lightweight Luke Willis (10-0, 1 KO) clashes with Norwich's Rylan Charlton (6-1-1, 3 KOs), Birmingham Heavyweight hope Solomon Dacres (2-0, 1 KO) steps up against the experienced Kamil Sokolowski (10-22-2, 4 KOs) in just his third fight, Wigan Lightweight Rhiannon Dixon (3-0) takes on Anaelle Angerville (1-1-1) over four rounds and Blane Hyland (4-1) meets Santiago San Eusebio (3-1-2, 2 KOs) in a four round Super-Flyweight contest.