Liverpool’s famous Olympia will again play host to a great evening of professional boxing when Scotland’s John Simpson defends his British featherweight title in a rematch against local favourite and commonwealth belt holder Stephen ‘Swifty’ Smith next Wednesday April 27.
Since that defeat to Smith, Simpson proved he has no fears about about being the away fighter, when in his next fight, 3 month’s later at the King’s Hall in Belfast he won the British featherweight title from Ulsterman Martin Lindsay.
Simpson also has the added incentive of a possible summer world title fight in Scotland, if he can defeat Smith and keep his Lonsdale belt.
“If John beats Smith then his next fight should be for a world title,” said his manager, Alex Morrison.
“He’s currently at No 3 in the IBF rankings and the promoter, Frank Maloney, has written to the sanctioning body to ask them to allow John to fight for their vacant title. That can only happen if he beats Smith, though.”
|Liverpool Heavyweight David Price|
Chief support on the undercard sees another Merseysider in David Price looking for his 10th consecutive victory.
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