Liam Smith victorious in Liverpool

Photo: Mark Robinson / Matchroom Boxing

Former WBO super welterweight word champion Liam “Beefy” Smith (30-3-1, 17 KOs) stopped 2016 Olympian Anthony Fowler (15-2, 12 KOs) in round eight on Saturday night at the Echo Arena in Liverpool, England. Smith dropped Fowler in round five and floored him again in round eight to end it.

In an all-out war, super welterweight Troy Williamson (17-0-1, 13 KOs) scored a spectacular tenth round KO over Ted Cheeseman (17-3-1, 10 KOs) to claim the British title. Brutal fight ended by a vicious left hook.

Female bantamweight Jamie Mitchell (7-0-2, 4 KOs) outpointed Shannon Courtenay (7-2, 3 KOs) over ten rounds by majority decision 97-93, 96-94, 95-95 to claim the vacant WBA bantamweight world title. Courtenay lost the title on the scale on Friday, explaining the situation on social media. “We were on weight and ready to go yesterday and then last night unexpectedly my menstrual cycle started which for obvious reasons makes a woman gain weight.”

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  • Don’t like the way the announcers favored Chessmaster the whole fight but he does remind me a bit of Mackey ward with his resiliency and body punching. On a side note it drives me crazy when we are not given the scores at the time of the stopage.

  • I suspected Liam Smith would be too experienced and rugged for Anthony Fowler. Fowler left himself open at times, especially as he got tired and the pressure wore on him. Liam made him pay for those lapses with precise punching.

    Looks like Smith will have another crack at the world stage while Fowler goes back to the drawing board. He really does need to work on his defense and concentrate on using his jab consistently to set up his other punches. Great but not unexpected victory for Smith.

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