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

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