Liam Smith vs Kell Brook - who wins?

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Liam Smith vs Kell Brook - who wins?

This poll will close on May 2, 2023 at 10:07 AM.
  1. Liam Smith

    82.8%
  2. Kell Brook

    17.2%
  1. tee_birch

    tee_birch Boxing Addict Full Member

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    Smith all day right now. Probably even back then too as we never really knew how good Brook was
     
  2. Furey

    Furey EST & REG 2009 Full Member

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    Brook should have been campaigning at 154 years ago and I truly think we'd have seen the best of him at that weight. A real shame really.
     
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  3. LoadedGlove

    LoadedGlove Boxing Addict Full Member

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    Brook looked good against Khan for the simple reason that Amir had absolutely nothing left. Smith is a totally different proposition and I think he rolls right over Kell inside 6.
     
  4. Furey

    Furey EST & REG 2009 Full Member

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    I’m a fan of Fitz and think he’s a cracking fighter when he’s on it but he’d be biting off more than he could chew with Liam Smith.

    The 154 division domestically , now and especially then, was brilliant with the likes of Fitzgerald, Fowler, Cheeseman, Williamson, Conway and Metcalf…. Numerous 50/50 fights.

    But the gap between them and Liam Smith is a big one, he is a level or 2 above and stops all of them inside the distance.
     
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  5. EJC83

    EJC83 Boxing Addict Full Member

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    Smith is the best British boxer at 154, one of the best in the World still.
     
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  6. Whytesnake

    Whytesnake Armchair GOAT Full Member

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    Liam Smith just lacks the X factor outside of the ring to be on PPV. There have been much worse fighters on Sky PPV
     
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  7. Here's Johnny

    Here's Johnny Well-Known Member banned Full Member

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    I’m sure there was a poll about 2 years ago relating to this when they had a little spat on Twitter.. I’m sure Liam won it even back then. Brook has beaten Khan, yes Khan since then and that’s it.
     
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  8. Jurgen

    Jurgen Pay Per Pudding Advisor banned Full Member

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    The elite are too good for Beefy but anything below and he is a hard fight for anybody.

    Beefy would destroy Brook if they fought now and it would have been a very good 50/50 fight as well 3 years ago.
     
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  9. Bob Flaps

    Bob Flaps Active Member Full Member

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    The loser in this fight would be the broadcaster. Neither fighter is especially popular, it's a trade fight, it might need PPV money to tempt Brook in, and it won't sell. It's one thing making Smith look like a star by putting him on a big mainstream undercard with Taylor, or doing his "Liverpool derby" fight with Fowler which was another trade fight outside of Liverpool; beyond those, he's a hard sell wanting top level money.
     
  10. Guru88

    Guru88 Active Member Full Member

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    Prime for prime Brook
    Now Smith
     
  11. EJC83

    EJC83 Boxing Addict Full Member

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    That's how I've always viewed him, there was no shame in losing to the Clen version of Alvarez that he fought but when he lost to Munguia his level was well and truly found out which in turn exposed how low Fowler's is when Liam wiped the floor with him a few years later. It irks me that Smith has 3 defeats on his record and I'd like him to be given the opportunity to right the bent wrongs of that third defeat, he never lost that. Of all the brothers he seems to be the most likeable and the one up for any fight and the biggest and best that are on the table.
     
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  12. murphman22

    murphman22 Active Member Full Member

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    Do me a favour. Brook was a couple of levels above Smith
     
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  13. Wig

    Wig Boxing Addict Full Member

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    Kell Brook is a shot fighter. This version of Brook got stopped by a jab off a lightweight and couldn't knock out a shot to pieces old retired Amir Khan.

    Smith BROS. wins this one via easy stoppage.
     
  14. tee_birch

    tee_birch Boxing Addict Full Member

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    He probably was but again it’s quite hard to tell just how good he was - that was my point. Brook wasted his prime years. Went up to MW to fight GGG and then stayed at 147 for way too long as he pandered to Khan. He also was not always the best outside the ring and came in to certain fights in poor condition.
     
  15. Bent-nose

    Bent-nose Well-Known Member Full Member

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    It's nearly 6 years since they last sparred. Kell then and Kell now. It's irrelevant because it wouldn't sell enough apps.
     
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