BoxNation will have live coverage today at 1 p.m. ET from the Echo Arena in Liverpool, featuring the return of WBO junior middleweight titleholder Liam Smith, as he faces Predrag Radosevic in the main event.
Smith (22-0-1, 12 KO) is the big favorite here, as Radosevic (30-1, 11 KO) has no wins over even fringe contender sort of opponents, with his lone attempt against a notable name being a 2013 loss to Felix Sturm, where he was dominated and stopped in four rounds. It's a ho-hum defense for Smith at best, his second in as many times entering the ring as champ.
For more on the matchup, click here for our preview.
On the undercard: Ryan Farrag (15-1, 4 KO) defends the European bantamweight title against Karim Guerfi (23-3, 6 KO); Paul Butler (21-1, 12 KO) takes on Petchbarngborn Kokietgym (38-7-1, 18 KO) in a super flyweight bout; and Zolani Tete (23-3, 19 KO) faces Victor Ruiz (21-5, 15 KO) in a bantamweight fight. All of those bouts are set for 12 rounds.
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Liam Smith def. Predrag Radosevic by KO (1:34 of round 2)
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ROUND BY ROUND
LIAM SMITH vs PREDRAG RADOSEVIC
Round 1: Smith aiming for the body early. Good shot to the body with the hook. Another one and Radosevic is already on the retreat. Radosevic trying to jab his way in. Right hand from Radosevic, Smith grins and moves forward with another combination and body shot. This looks like an even bigger mismatch than Smith’s first farcical defense. Smith 10-9
Round 2: Radosevic, to his credit, comes out throwing in the second. Rawling trying to hype up Radosevic’s "good wins" by naming a bunch of mediocre wins. Defiant lying. And Radosevic is down on a body shot. It's over. Every bit the sham we told you it was. Smith KO-2