Smith v Ali – Confirmed for WBO Super Middleweight Title

Liam Smith is heading back to the States for a World title, this time against Sadam Ali.
Frank Warren confirmed the fight on his Boxnation podcast last night, Smith v Ali will be for the WBO super-welterweight title, a belt Smith held until he went against Canelo Alvarez in Dallas, losing via stoppage in front of a massive audience, Sadam Ali who defeated Miguel Cotto to win the belt will be making his first defence.
“Yeah we’ve agreed terms with Golden Boy,” Warren told BoxNation‘s Podcast.

“The fight’s going to be on some time in May. Looks like it’s going to be New York, just waiting for them to confirm the date.

“It’s all done, and hopefully he can reclaim his title. It’s a fight that I think he can win.

“He’s had good grounding, he never turns down anybody Liam.

“If he comes through that, hopefully we can get some good defences here in the UK.”

On Smith’s resolve to take on any of the top stars in the division, Warren added: “He’s one of those sorts of guys.

“He fought Canelo in Dallas (with) 50-odd thousand people. He handled that so well that week. There won’t be a question of him melting on the night,” he said.


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