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Liam Smith vs. Predrag Radosevic headlines June 4th card in Liverpool

Several other English fan-favorites line the undercard

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Patrick Stumberg is a freelance writer for SB Nation, first joining the network in 2011 before linking up with Bad Left Hook in 2015.

Those of you hoping for WBO Super Welterweight Champion Liam Smith to take a step up may be a bit disappointed. "Beefy," whose brother Callum has established himself as one of the world's top super middleweights, will face Predrag Restovac in the main event of a June 4th card in his native Liverpool.

The card will also feature Paul Butler vs. Petchbarngborn Kokietgym for a fringe WBO title, plus Ryan Farrag and James Dickens in separate EBU title fights. World-ranked super flyweight Zolani Tete is set to appear as well.

To get an idea of the threat Radosevic (30-1, 11 KO) presents, he got knocked down three tines in a four-round drubbing by Felix Sturm four fights ago and rebounded by stopping a man who was 1-28-2 coming in. He might be ever-so-slightly better than Jimmy Kelly, whom Smith stopped in seven without losing a round, but even that's up for debate.

Smith disappoints me, both for his poor matchmaking and the fact that he can't have a three-way fight with Rogelio "Porky" Medina and James "Chunky" DeGale. Oh, well.

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