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Liam Smith
Liam Smith

Record

32-3-1

Form

TKO 4
TKO 10
TKO 8
UD 12
UD 10

Stats

age
34
Height
5' 9" / 176 cm
Reach
-
Stance
Orthodox (R)

Full record

Wins
32
By KO
19
KO%
59%
Lost
3
Stopped
1
Draws
1
Debut
2008
Pro RDS
228

Ranking @ Super Welterweight

ring
7
wbo
2
ibf
-
wbc
3
wba
4

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.

Liam Smith profile

What is Liam Smith's Record?

Liam Smith's record currently stands at 32 wins, 3 loses and 1 draw. Of those 32 wins he has stopped 19 of his opponents, so his current knock-out ratio is 59%. Of his 3 loses, he's been stopped 1 time. He's boxed a total of 228 rounds, meaning his professional fights last 6.3 rounds on average.

What was Smith's last fight?

Liam Smith's last fight took place against Hassan Mwakinyo's on 3rd Sep 2022, in Liverpool, United Kingdom. He won by technical knockout in the 4th round. That fight was 1 month and 3 days ago.

How active is Liam Smith?

Smith's last 5 fights have come over a period of 2 years, 9 months and 16 days, meaning he has been fighting on average every 6 months and 23 days. In those fights, he fought a total of 44 rounds, meaning that they have lasted 8.8 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 34 years old. He was born on 27th July 1988, so he will turn 35 in 9 months and 21 days.

How long has Smith been fighting?

Liam Smith made his professional debut in October 2008, so he has been a pro for 13 years and 11 months.

How good is Liam Smith?

Smith is currently ranked 7th by the The Ring, 2nd by the WBO, 3rd by the WBC and 4th by the WBA 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, Zhanibek Alimkhanuly, Unified Super Welterweight Champion Jermell Charlo and Magomed Kurbanov.

What will be Liam Smith's Next Fight?

Liam Smith doesn't currently have a fight scheduled.

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

How can I stream Liam Smith's Fights?

In the UK you can usually stream Smith's fights on NowTV and Sky Go.

In the US you can usually stream Liam Smith's fights via Fite.TV – PPV US.

What are some recent Liam Smith results?

Smith has beaten 4 of his last 5 opponents, stopping 3 of them, going the distance once.

In his last fight, he beat Hassan Mwakinyo on 3rd September 2022 by technical knockout in the 4th round at Echo Arena, Liverpool, United Kingdom.

Previous to that, he had beat Jessie Vargas on 30th April 2022 by technical knockout in the 10th round at Madison Square Garden, New York, United States.

Going into that contest, he had won against Anthony Fowler on 9th October 2021 by technical knockout in the 8th round at Echo Arena, Merseyside, United Kingdom.

Before that, he had been beaten by Magomed Kurbanov on 7th May 2021 by unanimous decision in their 12 round contest at KRK “Uralets”, Ekaterinburg, Russia.

He had beat Roberto Garcia on 20th December 2019 by unanimous decision in their 10 round contest at Talking Stick Resort Arena, Arizona, United States.

Liam Smith Stats
AgeDate Of BirthNationalityHeightReachStanceWeight Division
34July 27, 1988United Kingdom176 cm cmorthodoxSuper Welterweight (154 lb)
Liam Smith Record
Professional RecordWinsWins By KOKnockout PercentageLossesLosses By StoppageDrawsPro RoundsDebut
32-3-1321959%3112282008
Liam Smith Rankings
WeightThe Ring MagazineWBCIBFWBAWBO
Super Welterweight73-42
Liam Smith Recent Contests
DateOpponentResultVenue
2022-09-03Hassan MwakinyoWon (TKO 4)Echo Arena, Liverpool, United Kingdom
2022-04-30Jessie VargasWon (TKO 10)Madison Square Garden, New York, NY, United States
2021-10-09Anthony FowlerWon (TKO 8)Echo Arena, Merseyside, United Kingdom
2021-05-07Magomed KurbanovLost (UD 12)KRK “Uralets”, Ekaterinburg, Russian Federation
2019-12-20Roberto GarciaWon (UD 10)Talking Stick Resort Arena, Arizona, United States
2019-08-24Mario Alberto LozanoWon (TKO 7)Centro de Usos Multiples, Sonora, Mexico
2019-03-30Sam EggingtonWon (TKO 5)Echo Arena, Liverpool, United Kingdom
2018-07-21Jaime MunguiaLost (UD 12)Hard Rock Hotel and Casino, Nevada, United States
2017-11-11Liam WilliamsWon (MD 12)Metro Radio Arena, Newcastle, United Kingdom
2017-04-08Liam WilliamsWon (TKO 9)Manchester Arena, Manchester, United Kingdom
2016-09-17Saul ‘Canelo’ AlvarezLost (KO 9)AT&T Stadium, Texas, United States
2016-06-04Predrag RadosevicWon (KO 2)Echo Arena, Liverpool, United Kingdom
2015-12-19‘Jimmy’ Kilrain KellyWon (TKO 7)Manchester Arena, Manchester, United Kingdom
2015-10-10John ThompsonWon (TKO 7)Manchester Arena, Manchester, United Kingdom
2015-04-18David Ezequiel RomeroWon (TKO 7)Echo Arena, Liverpool, United Kingdom
2015-03-06Robert TalarekWon (TKO 8)Echo Arena, Liverpool, United Kingdom

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Liam Smith's next fight

When is Liam Smith's Next Fight?

Liam Smith doesn't currently have a fight scheduled.

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

Liam Smith streams

How can I stream Liam Smith's Fights?

In the UK you can usually stream Smith's fights on NowTV and Sky Go.

In the US you can usually stream Liam Smith's fights via Fite.TV – PPV US.

Liam Smith results

Liam Smith's Potential Fights

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