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Warren: Won't Take Long For Liam Smith To Get in World Title Mix

By Frank Warren, courtesy of The Daily Star

LIAM SMITH made a name for himself in America last weekend.

The Liverpool fighter was stopped by superstar Saul ‘Canelo’ Alvarez in front of more than 50,000 fans at the AT&T Stadium in Texas.

But it won’t take long for Merseyside warrior to get back in the world title fold – and nor should it.

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If anything, the stock of ‘Beefy’ has risen after he went toe-to-toe with one of the modern greats of the sport in Mexico’s Alvarez.

I gave him a decent shout of causing an upset in Texas. That was not because I underestimated Alvarez, he is an exceptional fighter.

Rather, because I know the character and heart possessed by my fighter.

He came up a little short on the night, but he was prepared to take the leap and mix it with the elite without having really gone near that level before.

Smith was prepared to take the big step up and put his name out there – and his WBO crown on the line.

He is the definition of a fighting man and certainly won over a lot of new fans out in America.

Boxing is all the better for warriors like Smith and Kell Brook, who both stepped up to the plate to face two of the top fighters on the planet.

In other news this week, it was so disappointing for Ovill McKenzie that he had to pull out of his big fight with Marco Huck in Germany due to illness.

The cruiserweight should be a world champion as he was blatantly robbed in Argentina against Victor Ramirez for the IBF title last year when he only got a draw.

McKenzie has been a great servant to the sport and a dedicated professional, who has taken so many fights on a week’s notice.

This time he had a full camp to prepare, but it all went wrong for him sadly.

User Comments and Feedback (Register For Free To Comment) Comment by mapleleaf27 on 09-24-2016

Smith was nothing but a paper champion who was lucky to be holding a worthless title, [see who he beat for it, and then check who he defended it against, lol ] which Canelo seems pretty eager to vacate with…

Comment by The Akbar One on 09-24-2016

Smith isn't very good. He was UK domestic level, maybe Euro level. Definitely not world level. Your stock doesn't rise taking that type of beating. Smith was exposed.

Comment by Gjh92 on 09-24-2016

This exact same article was written last Monday. Stop regurgitating old news

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