Liam Smith, What Next?

Discussion in 'British Boxing Forum' started by Scissors, Jul 22, 2018.

  1. Scissors

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    Don’t know where Liam Smith goes after that defeat. He’s not ranked by any other organisation so he’s not going to get another world title shot any time soon.

    He struggles to make weight so can’t move down. He doesn’t have the power to move up.

    Only option I can see for him is signing with Hearn, having a domestic dust up with Eggington (be one hell of a fight to watch) and then leading on to a big money one with Brook (no doubt Hearn would try and sell that as a PPV). There’s a possible Cheeseman fight too.

    Or stay with Warren and try the WBO route once again? But surely that’s exhausted? Or a Merseyside derby against Metcalf who just won a WBC international belt so a ranking that will come with it.
     
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  2. Here's Johnny

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    Eggington, Fowler, Metcalfe and Brook have to be options. All great and winnable fights. I think they’d all be wars too.
     
  3. Scissors

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    Yeah Fowler is another one. There would be some great fights there.
     
  4. Scissors

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    Just seen the British title is vacant, could that be an option? Or Zerafa for the commonwealth.
     
  5. Here's Johnny

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    Don’t know if he’d get up for them fights because of the money. But if he can win them it doesn’t harm his chances of being a voluntary for a World title if something comes up. The yanks will like him even more now after that.

    I will say this though he won’t be as bad as Paul and just wait around claiming he deserves title fights. Liam loves a fight.
     
  6. ashishwarrior

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    On that performance oscher will keep being g him over a few more times for other GBP fighters
    should have gone with Hearn long ago
    what he get for last night roughly 45 grand
    not bad but eddie would get him more imo
     
  7. Scissors

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    I know Callum got more than double that for the Fielding fight and so did Rocky I think. So maybe the big domestic clashes are the way forward for him.
     
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  8. ashishwarrior

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    love to see him in with heffron
    but f w a n k would not make that in a million years
     
  9. Twentyman

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    I can honestly see the Yanks taking him under their wing like they’ve done with Spike. Putting him on the undercards of major fights against stylistically suitable opponents, building his reputation up. The Mexicans know all about him now too, and I think he has their respect and they enjoy his style of fighting.

    I just can’t see him stepping down to fight the Sam Eggington’s...that would be a bread and butter fight for him. Personally, I think a fight with Brook would be a corker but they’re too focused on fighting Khan.
     
  10. Northadox

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    Brook would be a good fight. But when you look at the title holders at 154 Smith really isn’t on their level
     
  11. Scissors

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    I think you’re right to be honest. The HBO announcer was bigging him up in the ring afterwards and was saying thanks for coming over, every time you come over we know it’s going to be a fight etc.
     
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  12. Octolony shore

    Octolony shore Well-Known Member Full Member

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    He loves a fight so he'll get plenty of offers, I would love to see him fight brook.
     
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  13. lewis gassed

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    Stay at 154, it's shallow enough. Khan, Brook, Eggington and Cheeseman are all good fights.
     
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  14. moog

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    I agree. I can see him being a voluntary for the top boys, a good undercsrd fighter in states. Agree he goes through Eggington. I really like the Brook fight, Liam has more heart, maybe a better engine but Brook the better boxer. Personally think Brook would win but would have a tough night doing so. If his eye went though Liam would hit him with everything including kitchen sink.
     
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  15. lewis gassed

    lewis gassed The Bronze Dosser Full Member

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    I give props to Smith, I didn't expect him to go 12 rounds, he's tough and has heart.
     
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