Liam Smith Agrees Terms To Travel For Sadam Ali Title Challenge

By Elliot Foster

Liam Smith (26-1-1, 14 KOs) looks set to travel for his next fight after his promoter revealed that terms have been agreed.

The former WBO super-welterweight world champion will challenge for his former title against current champion Sadam Ali (26-1, 14 KOs).

Smith, 29, became the mandatory challenger to the Miguel Cotto conqueror back in November when he won an eliminator against Liam Williams in a rematch at the Metro Radio Arena in Newcastle.


And Smith’s promoter Frank Warren, of Queensberry Promotions, has confirmed that the fight between Ali and Smith is not far away.

“We’ve agreed terms with Golden Boy and the fight is going to go on sometime in May,” Warren told the official BoxNation podcast.

“It looks like it’s going to be New York, we’re just waiting for them to confirm the date, but it’s all done and hopefully [Liam] can reclaim his title.

“It’s a fight I think he can win, he’s had good grounding and never turns down anybody and if he comes through that we can get him some good defences in the UK.”

Smith told Boxing Scene, in the wake of Warren’s comments, that he has agreed to those terms and “that’s all, up to now.”

It is understood Golden Boy are looking to host the fight on May 12 at the Turning Stone Resort & Casino in Verona, New York, with BoxNation expected to pick up the UK TV rights to the fight and HBO set to screen it in the States.

The contest will have a lot of eyeballs in the United States, as it will paired on HBO with the pay-per-view replay of the rematch with Canelo Alvarez and Gennady Golovkin, which takes place one week earlier from the T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas, Nevada. Smith's only career defeat was to Canelo.

Further details will be revealed in due course.

User Comments and Feedback (Register For Free To Comment) Comment by taste on 03-15-2018

[QUOTE=R_Walken;18574272]Not really a great fight at all Makes sense for Ali to fight a easy Mando first and get that out of the way Ali will win it easy around 118-117 type of score Then probably get a $ vs…

Comment by R_Walken on 03-15-2018

Not really a great fight at all Makes sense for Ali to fight a easy Mando first and get that out of the way Ali will win it easy around 118-117 type of score Then probably get a $ vs…

Comment by landotter on 03-15-2018

I am leaning Ali. I have learned through some really bad picks to bet the more skilled boxer and make the puncher prove you wrong, not the other way around. Ali is the more natural skilled man. I will wait…

Comment by sammybee on 03-15-2018

Smith will win this fight by knocking out Ali.

Comment by robbyheartbaby on 03-14-2018

From what I seen of Smith he can fight and has good pedigree.

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