Smith added to Manchester bill
- Updated: April 24, 2014
Liam Smith will feature as the joint chief support on the Dereck Chisora vs Tyson Fury bill in Manchester on 26th July at the Phones 4 U arena, when he defends his British Light-Middleweight title against Yorkshire based mandatory challenger Navid Mansoori. The other chief support bout will feature Billy Joe Saunders challenging for the vacant European Middleweight title against Emanuel Blandamura.
25 year old Smith, from the famous boxing family is undefeated in 17 fights and last defended the belt in December against Mark Thompson, Stopping him in four rounds with a very impressive display. He insists Mansoori will not stop him from going on to win the belt outright.
“I think that this is going to be a great fight against Mansoori and you’ll see another top performance from me” said Smith “He’s very easy to hit and I know once I start landing the heavy shots he won’t be standing too long. He likes to have a tear up and that suits me, I know that I can mix it with the best and he’ll definitely come off second best against me because I hit too fast and hard for him.”
“I aim to get through Mansoori and then make a voluntary defence of the British title to win the belt outright and make it my property before looking at a potential European or World title eliminator and Mansoori won’t be getting in the way of that”
Talking about being added to the big night of boxing in Manchester Liam added “It’s a big night to showcase my skills on, Chisora v Fury will be a great fight, we’ll all be looking to shine on the night and I’m looking to produce something special.”