Liverpool’s Liam Smith retained his WBO World Super-Welterweight title with a second round stoppage win over Montenegro’s Predrag Radosevic at the Liverpool Echo Arena on Saturday night to take his record to (23-0-1, 13 KOs) – Watch the fight above.
‘Beefy’, making the second defence of his world title in his own city, dropped his challenger with a left hook to the body, followed by a clipping left uppercut to his jaw, halfway through the second round. He failed to get up from the canvas and the referee counted him out.
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“I knew the first body shot hurt him so I went for him a little bit. I knew I’d get a reaction as soon as I did it again. It was a good performance and a good stoppage; Joe (his trainer) said it was a proper world champion’s performance.” said Smith.
“Everyone is seeing the names that are getting thrown at me. If I was offered one of those fights I’d take it. I was massively up for this fight as I knew what a win would mean. Retaining a world title in my own city was a special experience.”
Full Results from the night
|Ryan Farrag||L||TCO||3/12||Karim Guerfi|
|Liam Smith||W||KO||2/12||Predrag Radosevic|
|Zolani Tete||W||TCO||7/12||Victor Ruiz|
|Liam Williams||W||TCO||3/8||Gustavo Alberto Sanchez|
|Thomas Stalker||W||UD||10/10||Antonio Joao Bento|
|Steven Lewis||W||TCO||8/8||Marek Laskowski|
|Josh Leather||W||TCO||3/4||Henry Janes|
|Declan Geraghty||W||DQ||6/6||Eusebio Osejo|
|Kevin Satchell||W||PTS||6/6||Brett Fidoe|