The four Liverpool Smith brothers are a unique set of boxers! Paul, Stephen and Liam are currently all British champions in their weight classes and youngest of the siblings Callum is an English champion and one of the hottest properties in British boxing, who has won his last six fights in the opening round becoming the first boxer to do so.
All brothers were very successful amateurs and products of the world famous Rotunda ABC in Liverpool, all are now coached by Joe Gallagher, one of the most dedicated coaches and successful in recent times. Paul, 30, and 28-year-old Stephen currently hold British titles at super-middleweight and super-featherweight respectively.
Twenty-five-year-old Liam last week helped the Smiths create boxing history when he outpointed Erick Ochieng to claim the vacant British light-middleweight title, the first time in British boxing history that three brothers have held three British titles at the same time. Add to that the fact baby of the bunch Callum stopped Patrick Mendy to take the English title, it really does make you think if we will ever see the like again in our lifetime?
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But they haven’t finished yet and wont be resting on any laurels, all have big fights ahead and success breeds success. To see one or more of them fighting for a genuine world title in the next few years will be fantastic, these lads are a credit to boxing, and any youngens looking to get into the game should look no further than the Smith household for the perfect role models.
The siblings get the chance to make more history and in their home city, they will all feature at the Liverpool Echo Arena on Saturday 7th December when they will all be defending their belts, the first time that has ever happened. (update, it is unsure if Stephen now will feature on this show, after he announced his split from Frank Warren)
Paul, who defeated rival Tony Dodson in June to win the belt for a second time, will make the first defence against Accrington’s Luke Blackledge, with the chance to win the Lonsdale belt for keeps. He said, “It’s incredible that we are all holding British titles at the same time, it’s not something that we set out to do, but it’s unbelievable that we are now all holding prestigious Lonsdale belts.
“As the eldest brother I’m so proud of what Stephen, Liam and Callum have achieved
“Personally, I’m proud to hold my British Super-Middleweight title again it’s a beautiful belt and now I’ve got to defend it against a tough challenger in Blackwell on a very special night.”
Paul Smith Interview
Stephen ‘Swifty’ Smith Interview
In this interview; video above; Stephen speaks about his career, how he got into boxing, memorable gym moments and reveals to us who his current favourite British boxer is and who is his favourite boxer of all time.
Former British and Commonwealth featherweight champion Stephen Smith talks to BritishBoxers about winning the titles against John Simpson and then losing them against Lee Selby and how he longs for the day he meets the Welshman in a rematch to seek revenge. Stephen talks about winning back his treasured Lonsdale belt.
Liam ‘Beefy’ Smith Interview
Callum ‘Mundo’ Smith Interview
Callum ‘Mundo’ Smith is the youngest sibling of the Liverpool fighting Smith brothers and if you listen to some respected voices in the boxing game; they will tell you he is the best of the lot in terms of talent and potential, and the first people to tell you that are his three brothers.