Liam Smith put an end to the ongoing bitterness with Liam Williams with a majority decision ensuring “Beefy” recorded the 26th victory of his professional career. Smith and Williams went the distance this time in a classic pitched battle at The Metro Radio Arena; the judges tallies showed scores of 114-114, 116-112 and 117-111.
Liam Smith will be afforded another opportunity to fight for the world championship, after overcoming the challenge posed by bitter rival Liam Williams in their rematch. Liam Smith has now earned the position of mandatory challenger to the WBO Super Welterweight world championship; a title he previously held before surrendering the title to Saul ‘Canelo’ Alvarez in September 2016.
Next up, a shot at a world title?