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Liam Smith
Liam Smith




UD 12
UD 10
UD 12


5' 9" / 176 cm
Orthodox (R)

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Ranking @ Super Welterweight


The story

Born on July 27, 1988 in Liverpool, Merseyside, England, Liam Smith comes from a boxing family, as his three brothers also became professional boxers. He had a strong amateur career, winning the 2007 and 2008 ABA Championships, and then deciding to turn pro.

He had his first fight on October 10, 2008 against Duncan Cottier, who sported a 2-43-3 record. Smith cruised to an easy decision victory on points after four rounds. In his next fight two months later, he got his first stoppage with an impressive first-round TKO of John Van Emmenis.

In his next three fights, he picked up three wins on points, albeit against weak competition. All the boxers he faced had losing records, and his sixth fight against the 6-5-4 Terry Carruthers was his first against anyone with a winning record. It wasn’t a good performance by Liam Smith, as he couldn’t do enough to get the win. Instead, the fight was ruled a draw after four rounds.

To his credit, Smith bounced back well after that draw, scoring a TKO over Matt Scriven in the second round on December 11, 2010. On September 17, 2011, he took on his toughest opponent to that point in the 16-8 Barrie Jones and won by KO in the third round. He followed that up less than a month later with a first-round KO over Gerard Healy.

Despite his string of three consecutive finishes, he wasn’t the most highly regarded prospect at that point in his career. He had good technique and solid power. He was facing low-level competition, but that’s common to start a career, especially in England. However, he wasn’t as active as many fighters were when starting out, occasionally having breaks of six months or more between fights.

After running his record to 12-0-1 and staying very active throughout 2012, he got to fight for the Commonwealth light middleweight title on December 15, 2012 against Steve O’Meara. He took the fight by unanimous decision after 12 rounds. Two fights later, he earned the British light middleweight title when he beat Erick Ochieng by 12-round unanimous decision.

Liam Smith went on one of the more impressive runs of his career next, as he started landing harder shots on his opponents and put together a streak of eight consecutive finishes from December 7, 2013 to June 4, 2016. He also added three belts to his collection over that winning streak, the WBA Continental light middleweight title, the WBO Inter-Continental light middleweight title and the WBO light middleweight title.

That set up his first match outside of England, as he traveled to Arlington, Texas on September 17, 2016 to take on the Mexican superstar, Saul Canelo Alvarez. Many felt that he would be outmatched by Canelo, who was much larger and seen as the far superior boxer. Unfortunately for Smith, those predictions proved accurate. He fought hard throughout the contest, but Canelo dropped him in the seventh and eighth rounds with powerful punches, and then finished him off with a brutal left hook to the body in round nine, wiping out his undefeated record.

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What is Liam Smith's Record?

Liam Smith's record currently stands at 29 wins, 3 loses and 1 draw. Of those 29 wins he has stopped 16 of his opponents, so his current knock-out ratio is 55%. Of his 3 loses, he's been stopped 1 time. He's boxed a total of 206 rounds, meaning his professional fights last 6.2 rounds on average.

What was Smith's last fight?

Liam Smith's last fight took place against Magomed Kurbanov's on 7th May 2021, in Ekaterinburg, Russian Federation. He lost by unanimous decision after 12 rounds. That fight was 2 months and 29 days ago.

How active is Liam Smith?

Smith's last 5 fights have come over a period of 3 years and 15 days, meaning he has been fighting on average every 7 months and 10 days. In those fights, he fought a total of 46 rounds, meaning that they have lasted 9.2 rounds on average.

Where is Liam Smith From?

Smith was born in the United Kingdom.

How Old Is Liam Smith?

The super welterweight is currently 33 years old. He was born on 27th July 1988, so he will turn 34 in 11 months and 22 days.

How long has Smith been fighting?

Liam Smith made his professional debut in October 2008, so he has been a pro for 12 years and 9 months.

How good is Liam Smith?

Smith is currently ranked 5th by the WBO at Super Welterweight.

How tall is Liam Smith?

Smith is 5' 9" (5 Foot and 9 inches) which is 176cm (1 meter and 76 centimeters).

What stance does Liam Smith use?

Smith fights from a traditional orthodox stance, which means he favours his right hand as his power hand when fighting.

What are some potential opponents for Liam Smith?

Some potential future fights for Smith include Kell Brook, Jarrett Hurd, Unified Super Welterweight Champion Jermell Charlo, Jessie Vargas and Magomed Kurbanov.

What will be Liam Smith's Next Fight?

Liam Smith is to face Anthony Fowler next on Saturday 9th October 2021. The fight will take place at Echo Arena, Merseyside, United Kingdom. The fight will be shown on DAZN Global in the UK, and DAZN in the United States.

How can I stream Liam Smith's Fights?

In the UK you stream Smith's fight against Fowler on DAZN UK.

In the US you can stream Liam Smith fight via DAZN.

What are some recent Liam Smith results?

Smith has beaten 4 of his last 5 opponents, stopping 2 of them, going the distance twice.

In his last fight, he won against Roberto Garcia on 20th December 2019 by unanimous decision in their 10 round contest at Talking Stick Resort Arena, Arizona, United States.

Previous to that, he had won against Mario Alberto Lozano on 24th August 2019 by technical knockout in the 7th round at Centro de Usos Multiples, Sonora, Mexico.

Going into that contest, he had beat Sam Eggington on 30th March 2019 by technical knockout in the 5th round at Echo Arena, Liverpool, United Kingdom.

Before that, he had been beaten by Jaime Munguia on 21st July 2018 by unanimous decision in their WBO World Junior Middleweight championship fight at Hard Rock Hotel and Casino, Nevada, United States.

Hehad defeated Liam Williams on 11th November 2017 by majority decision in their 12 round contest at Metro Radio Arena, Newcastle, United Kingdom.

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Saturday, Oct 09 2021

When is Liam Smith's Next Fight?

Liam Smith is to face Anthony Fowler next on Saturday 9th October 2021. The fight will take place at Echo Arena, Merseyside, United Kingdom. The fight will be shown on DAZN Global in the UK, and DAZN in the United States.

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