UK 154 scene

Discussion in 'British Boxing Forum' started by james5000, Jan 17, 2021.

  1. james5000

    james5000 2010's poster of the decade Full Member

    Apr 11, 2010
    Can any domestic 154lbers beat Liam Smith?

    I don't think they do, the more I think about Liam is probably the best p4p Smith brother

    Look how easily Smith despatched Eggington. Was an absolute beat down.
    Eggington goes on to give Cheeseman all he can handle.

    Not that he's domestic, the only UK 154lber that can compete these days is Kell Brook.

    Thoughts? or am I underrating the likes of Cheeseman, Fowler and Fitzy?
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  2. james5000

    james5000 2010's poster of the decade Full Member

    Apr 11, 2010
    Still UK 154 scene is fun to watch, and lots of good fights out there
    Last edited: Jan 17, 2021
  3. aaaaa

    aaaaa Member Full Member

    Dec 19, 2020
    A fit and focused Fitzgerald would have the best chance but I doubt we’ll get that. Just have to settle for the Machine Fowler beating area level fighters and Spanish waiters for now.
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  4. Patter983

    Patter983 Active Member Full Member

    Jul 20, 2018
    Needs to be more active Smith he in a strange situation he’s just a level below the top boys but probably has to much for most or if not all the boys on the domestic scene , has he got anything lined up ? Where does he go next ?
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  5. EJC83

    EJC83 Well-Known Member Full Member

    Jan 20, 2019
    Liam Smith - Former World Champion, 32 years old, 3 fights in the last 2 years and hasn't fought anyone in over a year. Either he's waiting for one last big payday or it's over, I wouldn't be surprised if it's the latter as I can't see a big payday coming from anywhere right now.
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  6. Trafford

    Trafford Active Member Full Member

    Sep 29, 2018
    He seems to be waiting for a big fight for decent moneyZ rumours are he’s going to fight Jessie Vargas.

    but for me would have been better off going through eggington, Cheeseman and Fowler inside of a year and would likely have been back on the cusp of a title fight
  7. Breazer5678

    Breazer5678 Member Full Member

    Oct 22, 2014
    In a recent IFL interview Hearn said Jessie Vargas is the fight for beefy, possibly a run out before. Sounds like they’re having trouble putting it together without fans
  8. N17

    N17 Obsessed with Boxing Full Member

    Feb 16, 2013
    Great name for a nightclub "UK 154".
  9. Scissors

    Scissors Posts are sponsored by Matchroom Full Member

    Feb 11, 2018
    It’s fun to watch but right now Smith is levels above the others.
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  10. destruction

    destruction Boxing Junkie Full Member

    Mar 26, 2009
    To be fair covid has really impacted upon the the business in 2020, especially the continuously changing goalposts. Many boxing promoters back in May expected the fans back and viable shows from early October.

    Then in September, they were planning for it from January when that was delayed.

    Here we are in January and now the earliest possible date is July.

    So you cant blame any fighter for inactivity over the last 12-18 months.

    I would personally like to see Smith vs Eubank Jr. I think it would be a great fight. Although I know Eubank Jr is likely to fight Murata next.
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  11. rezzer

    rezzer Active Member Full Member

    Feb 11, 2009
    He should have stayed with Frank. With his diminishing stable he would have been one of his main focuses and Frank probably could have got him another WBO slot. I'm not a Matchroom guy or a Queensbury guy, like everyone else I just want to see the best fights but the grass isn't always greener on the other side. Hearn is clearly having trouble getting everyone out, particularly with his issues with Gallagher, while Warren is desperate for headliners.
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  12. Furey

    Furey EST & REG 2009 Full Member

    Oct 18, 2009
    Good division domestically but Smith is a level or two above. As an above poster mentioned, look how easily he went through Eggington without getting out of first gear.

    In terms of domestic talent, I think Scott Fitzgerald can really make some noise but his career is going to end up wasted.
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  13. Donald Donaldson

    Donald Donaldson Member Full Member

    Oct 1, 2020
    I agree that would have been ideal, some great fights there.

    Cheeseman has been offered the Liam Smith fight, as far as I know more than once and it was turned down each time.

    I don't think Cheeseman or Fowler would fight him, unless it was for mega money and even then I am not convinced they would. They have each had a damaging loss (to reputation and ego more than physically), I think their respective teams know Liam would not only beat them, but would expose them badly, probably do some real damage to them too in light of what sort of fight it would be.
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  14. BritBox

    BritBox Member Full Member

    Jul 4, 2018
    I’d back metcalfe to beat smith with the stages that the two fighters are at in their careers now
  15. BritBox

    BritBox Member Full Member

    Jul 4, 2018
    I say that because of smiths in activity it’s a closer fight than the rest