Smith defends title with knockout

Liam Smith

Smith won the WBO title against John Thompson in October

Liam Smith defended his WBO light-middleweight title with a second-round knockout of Predrag Radosevic at the Echo Arena in Liverpool.

The Liverpool fighter felled Radosevic with a left hook to the body and the Montegrin failed to beat the count.

It was the 13th knockout victory of his career and and extends his unbeaten record to 23 wins and one draw.

Smith, 27, is now targeting a September fight against Mexico’s Saul Canelo Alvarez, who beat Amir Khan last month.

WBC middleweight champion Alvarez is regarded as one of the world’s best pound-for-pound fighters.

On the undercard, Liverpool’s Tom Stalker became the new WBO European lightweight champion after unanimously outpointing Antonio Joao Bento of Portugal.

However, Liverpool’s Ryan Farrag lost his EBU European bantamweight title after being knocked out in the third round by Karim Guerfi of France.

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