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 FarragLTCO3/12Karim Guerfi
Liam SmithWKO2/12Predrag Radosevic
Zolani TeteWTCO7/12Victor Ruiz
Liam WilliamsWTCO3/8Gustavo Alberto Sanchez
Thomas StalkerWUD10/10Antonio Joao Bento
Steven LewisWTCO8/8Marek Laskowski
Josh LeatherWTCO3/4Henry Janes
Declan GeraghtyWDQ6/6Eusebio Osejo
Kevin SatchellWPTS6/6Brett Fidoe

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