Liam Smith | Neil the Deal | Talkin Fight
EPISODE: Episode 25
Liam Mark Smith is a British professional boxer. He held the WBO light-middleweight title from 2015 to 2016, and previously the British and Commonwealth light-middleweight titles between 2012 and 2015.
Hello there talking fan fight fans around the world.
How are you tonight? I’Ve got neil the deal in the studio for the neil.
The deal show ready to talk boxing and in particular, actually who are we going to talk about tonight? Neil hey good evening, graham yeah, we’re going to be talking about a guy from your home country, england, liam smith, from new york from the uh from these fighting smith brothers, there’s just a bunch of those smith, brothers and they’re, a they’re, a big big family of Fighters over there in england this is the smiths, but we’re going to talk about liam, specifically because he’s got a big fight coming up tomorrow, night and we’ll uh we’ll get into that later on in the show, but uh yeah.
So we’re gon na talk about liam smith.
He was born liam mark smith and his uh.
His nickname is beefy beefy.
He must have liked a lot of, i don’t know, bangers and mash or something when he was a kid or something they decided to call him.
Beefy, so that’s his handle, it’s probably given to him by one of his brothers but uh.
It’S pretty funny yeah.
So he was born uh july 27.
1988 makes him 32 years old and he was born in good old liverpool.
Uh england, united kingdom liverpool.
So he’s fought in uh a number of weight divisions, uh he’s fought in the light, middleweight division, middleweight and super middleweight division, and he is the former wbo light middleweight champion of the world so, like i said at the intro guys nice to see you thanks for Coming out and checking out the show we’re talking about liam smith, and he has three brothers who are also pro fighters, paul, stephen and callum.
So imagine what that house household was like when there was a discrepancy, i’m using the washroom.
No, you and i i want, though you know what i mean whatever those and apparently they they, they all they’re, all really like i’ve seen them all of them, fight and they’re all really good fighters.
So it’s pretty pretty amazing that they all became professional fighters.
So liam uh started fighting as a teenager and uh, probably through the guidance of his older brothers.
I believe, he’s the third brother out of the four and uh he.
Basically, i saw in an interview where he said that he got into boxing, so he could keep himself out of trouble.
He was always getting in trouble out there kind of like these he’s.
Probably an english soccer fan too right, they’re, always always getting in trouble.
Those guys like as a teenager, he uh, he said he got into boxing and that way, uh.
That would keep him in the house at night, causing a ruckus or whatever they want to call it right.
So he’s uh he’s been he’s, he’s had a really good career.
Amateur and pro he’s he’s he’s a really good fighter.
He’S got he’s got power in both hands.
Good he’s got good power uh.
He works the body really well in most of his fights i’ve seen uh, he fights you know i like him and all his brothers.
They they fight with a lot of heart and uh he’s got great stamina.
I noticed in the ring he really uh.
He he doesn’t really run out of gas.
Very often he can.
He can really go so um.
I’Ve enjoyed the fights that i’ve watched them and i hope you guys are going to enjoy them too.
So in his amateur career uh he fought at a boxing gym.
I don’t know, i believe it’s a pretty um famous boxing gym.
It’S called rotundo abc gym in limit in liverpool.
That’S what he was fighting out of and uh in 2007 and 2008.
He won the aba championships there in england and they now apparently they’ve changed the name.
Now they call it the england boxing national amateur championships, so they changed it from the aba.
So we had a a pretty short career as an amateur.
Then he turned pro in 2008 at the age of 20 years old and uh.
His pro bouts go such as this uh he’s had 32 bouts, all totaled of which he has 29 wins.
That’S pretty good, graham and one draw and he’s got 16 knockouts out of those 32 fights, so that gives him an exactly 50 knockout ratio.
So 50 50 chance.
If he’s not dead, yeah yeah he’s he’s a 50 50 chance of being knocked out.
That’S a good! That’S a good one, yeah well he’s uh he’s definitely knows how to knock him out.
There’S no doubt about it.
I saw quite a number of fights where he had some spectacular knockouts and and, like i say earlier on, he works the body really well.
He’S he’s a really well-rounded fighter and uh, he seems to get around the ring really well and he can also uh he likes to put a lot of pressure on his on his opponents he’s a bit of a pressure fighter.
So i like that about him and uh.
So far, so good he’s been he’s, you know he’s a former world champion and he’s going up this weekend.
I believe tomorrow night we’re going to talk about it for for another title, so he fought his first 23 bouts of his career in all in england.
So it’s that’s interesting.
How we’ve noticed in the past, where the australian fighters will fight the majority of their fights in australia or the english fighters? Will fight uh the majority of their fights in england before they get world title shots the world title shots all seem to come out of the united states.
That’S to be, you know a lot of them, not all of them, but you know what i mean yeah.
So he fought primarily in england for for his first uh.
First bunch of fights and now he’s getting a a couple of shots to fight in the united states.
He’S fought a few times and um and i believe the fight coming up is going to be in russia tomorrow night.
So that’s interesting: there’s going to be a fight in russia, so so let’s go over some of the um awards and belts and stuff that he’s won over his career december 2012.
He won the uh commonwealth middleweight title in september 2013.
He won the british light.
Middleweight title: in october 2014 he won the wba uh continental, light middleweight title.
Then in april 2015 he won the wbo intercontinental light, middleweight title.
Then in october 2015 he won his uh his world championship belt.
He won the wbo late middleweight title and then in march 2019 he won the wbc silver light.
Middleweight title, so he’s won quite a number of titles.
You know over his career he’s definitely a really exciting fighter to watch.
I i seen him in a bunch of fights guys he’s a very exciting fighter to watch and uh he’s only had the two losses.
Graham right, like i said, he’s got the 29 wins and the two losses.
Now the only losses that he has have come at.
The hands of one canelo alvarez wow right, so he lost uh by a ninth round ko back in september 2016.
To alvarez, i believe, that’s when he lost that wbo title to alvarez and then more recently he lost a fight against uh mexican jamie minguia by unanimous decision, but that fight was it was pretty close.
I watched that fight and it was it was.
It was pretty close, did have a little bit of the upper hand at the end, and i think that’s what did it but um.
You know it was a good fight.
It was a really good fight, so guys if you want to watch a couple of fights that are that are good um.
The the alvarez fight was a good fight.
He just got a little bit overwhelmed in that fight.
I think, and then the mongolia fight was really good.
He also fought.
He has an arch rival in england.
His name is liam williams, he’s fought him twice and uh and that’s another really good fight to watch, because those guys really don’t like each other.
It’S almost like, i guess it’s like soccer fans in england, right they, the one.
The one team does not like the other team.
Manchester city does not like man united type of thing right, so uh yeah they’ve had some some battle going on and they fought a couple of times.
So you i won’t give you the outcomes of that i’ll.
Let you guys check them out.
That’S liam williams fights he won them both.
So that’s uh, that’s good to know.
As far as the upcoming fight tomorrow night, it’s uh friday may 7th 2021 against a russian fighter who is 21-0 and his name is magomed kurbanov, magamed, kurbanov and i’ve seen him fight he’s a really good fighter as well.
It’S going to be a really good fight.
It is the headliner on that card and it’s for the vacant.
Wbo light middleweight, title and it’ll be on espn tomorrow evening.
So if you guys want to watch liam smith live, then uh basically just tune in watch him on espn, probably around nine o’clock, hey graham the unboxing and uh i’ll – definitely be watching yeah yeah exactly so.
That should be a really good fight, like i say, he’s.
Uh he’s up against a tough opponent, this russian, this russian kid the undefeated russian kid uh kerbenov, but i think he can pull it off.
He’S he’s been up against tougher competition in his career.
Put it that way, then kermit off and uh, and i would have to say that he has the experience over him as well, so he’s probably uh he’s, probably got his brothers in his corner, cheering them on too.
So that always helps you know what i mean they seem to stick together: those smith brothers, yeah, no one’s gon na argue yeah yeah.
They always they always see.
They always seem to stick together.
Those they’re always they’re, always helping each other out, which is really good to see.
So so thanks a lot guys for coming out checking out the show tonight really appreciate the likes.
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Eastern standard time alrighty, so you guys have yourself a great evening thanks a lot for coming out and talking about liam smith or listening about liam smith tonight and we’ll see you tomorrow thanks a lot guys.
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Fantastic! All right.
Thanks very much neil we’ll see you tomorrow night, okay, graham thanks a lot for having me take care guys have a good evening.