Liam Smith (boxer)
Liam Mark Smith is a British professional boxer. He held the WBO light-middleweight title from 2015 to 2016, and previously the British and Commonwealth light- middleweight titles between 2012 and 2015. He is the younger brother of Paul Smith and Stephen Smith, and the older brother of Callum Smith.
About Liam Smith (boxer) in brief
Liam Mark Smith is a British professional boxer. He held the WBO light-middleweight title from 2015 to 2016, and previously the British and Commonwealth light- middleweight titles between 2012 and 2015. Liam is the younger brother of Paul Smith and Stephen Smith, and the older brother of Callum Smith; all of whom are professional boxers. He is a two-time winner of the ABA Championships, having won in 2007 and 2008, fighting at light welterweight. Smith started boxing at Rotunda ABC during his teenage years and states boxing saved him from getting in trouble on the streets. Liam Smith made his professional debut on 10 October 2008 against Duncan Cottier at the Everton Park Sports Centre, Liverpool. He fought three times in 2010, first a 4-round points win over Billy Smith, a points draw against Terry Carruthers and a second round TKO of veteran Matt Scriven. Smith fought twice again in 2011, a third-round knockout off Barrie Jones and a first-round KO of Gerard Healy. In 2012, Smith fought five times, an 8 rounds points win against Paul Morby, aFirst-round TKO win against Andrew Patterson, and a six-roundpoints win against Dee Mitchell. At the age of 24, this left Smith with a record of 12 wins, 5 by way of knockout, 1 draw and no losses. In August 2015, it was announced in August 2015 that Smith would fight John Thompson for the vacant WBO Light-Middleweight title.
The fight took place on October 10, 2015, at the ExCel Arena in London. Smith won via twelve round unanimous decision on all scorecards to win the vacant British light-Middleweights title. In December, Smith successfully defended the title by stopping Mark Thompson in round 4. In July 2014, Smith defended the title again, this time winning by way of knockout against Jason Welborn in round 6. On 25 October 2014,. Smith beat Zoltan Sera at the Echo Arena in Liverpool for the vacant WBA Continental light- Middleweight title and won via eighth round T KO. In April, Smith defeated David Ezequiel Romero via seventh-round TKO to the vacant WBO Inter-Continental light-midweight title, once once in the third round, before the fight came to an end. Smith was initially supposed to fight Michel Soro for an internal issue with promoters Top Rank, but Top Rank forced him to force him out on October 10, 2015. He then fought Michel Soro for the vacant WBO light middleweight title left by Demetrius Andrade, and won on points in the 10th round. In October 2015, Smith fought Erick Ochieng at the Olympia in Liverpool to win on points over six rounds. In March 2015, Smith fought again at the Olympia in Liverpool to defeat Robert arek.