Could Liam Smith fight anyone else and be PPV worthy ?

Discussion in 'British Boxing Forum' started by Whytesnake, Jan 22, 2023.

Could Liam Smith fight anyone else and be PPV worthy

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  2. No

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  1. Whytesnake

    Whytesnake Armchair GOAT Full Member

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    Beefy has had a long career so he deserves the paydays. The only PPV fight out there now is the Eubank rematch. Could Beefy fight anyone else other than Eubank and get on PPV again ? I really doubt it. There’s Kell Brook but I think it’s been so long since the Khan fight that the interest may not be there. Conor Benn? No needle between them and no nostalgia effect. Golovkin ? I don’t think it would do the numbers to merit the massive payday to entice GGG. Also the homophobic comments have definitely brought his stock down bigtime despite getting the win. Let’s not forget Eubank brings in a lot of casual fans and they will tune in to the rematch. Liam Smith versus anyone else ? Bombs on PPV in my opinion
     
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  2. Astro

    Astro Well-Known Member Full Member

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    I have huge sympathy for Liam Smith and really hope he now gets a big payday, but think it´s going to be difficult because the name / brand Liam Smith doesn't sell any PPVs.
     
  3. Punchdrunk1

    Punchdrunk1 Active Member Full Member

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    The best bet for Smith money wise would probably be a rematch with Eubank.

    Hearn won't want to put him in with Benn cos he is leagues above him and will show him up.

    I don't think a fight with Brook would be that big either.
     
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  4. Sonny1

    Sonny1 Well-Known Member banned Full Member

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    I’m sure he got pretty well paid for Canelo at the Cowboys stadium.
     
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  5. Murderers' Row

    Murderers' Row Boxing Addict Full Member

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    He's had some good wins as of late, Fowler and now Eubank. I don't know his ranking but he might as well give it one last push for a world title shot?
     
  6. micker1

    micker1 Member Full Member

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    I don't know the obsession with ppv. Ppv should be for super fights. Not Liam Smith. I think he is very lucky to have a ppv fight in this country.

    I'm not saying he isn't a good fighter but is he a middle or light middle and is he the best in either division.

    I think eubank making weight for Benn has taken a lot out of him. Eubank would normally have taken the punches Smith threw tonight but I think the last 12 months he has punished his body to much and its caught up with him.
     
  7. tee_birch

    tee_birch Boxing Addict Full Member

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    I agree with this
     
  8. Craigt93

    Craigt93 Member Full Member

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    I think Smith v Brook at Anfield in the Spring would be PPV worthy.

    Not sure Brook would want it though or it would be viable financially as he’d want upwards of 5 million id imagine.
     
  9. DramaShow

    DramaShow Boxing Addict Full Member

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    The rematch against Eubank would have to be PPV. A Brook / BJS fight would be PPV, but I don't think they would want to fight him. Maybe he could fight Golovkin, although I don't see that happening this summer.
     
  10. Beefy TKO4

    Beefy TKO4 New Member banned Full Member

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    Eubank 2, Golovkin, Brook, Saunders, Charlo would be PPV fights for Liam
     
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  11. Bob Flaps

    Bob Flaps Active Member Full Member

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    That's a bit wide of the mark. Chisora reinvented himself with Haye but has always been a loose cannon so unpredictable - he could be green or yellow and people would still watch. If Dave Allen was a better boxer he'd be in the same place now.
     
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  12. Here's Johnny

    Here's Johnny Well-Known Member banned Full Member

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    He gets in the ring and stinks the place out though. ‘WAR bring the pain’ Plod, plod gassed. Zzzzzz. When will people learn. Just remembered he just got a fight with Tyson Fury haha, I didn’t bother to watch so I’d forgotten.
     
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  13. Scissors

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    Smith is one of the best fighters in the country. PPV depends on a few things for me; level of opposition, title on the line? Depth of card.

    If it’s Smith vs Golovkin / Charlo then PPV yeah. If they put Callum in a big fight on there too then you’ve got the makings of a brilliant card.
     
  14. Whytesnake

    Whytesnake Armchair GOAT Full Member

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    I would assume so, were was that fight shown in UK? Boxnation I think.
     
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  15. Sonny1

    Sonny1 Well-Known Member banned Full Member

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    Yep Boxnation and HBO.