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Smith vs Radosevic results: Liam Smith retains WBO title, as expected

Liam Smith did as anticipated today, stopping Predrag Radosevic with no problems.

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Scott Christ is the managing editor of Bad Left Hook and has been covering boxing for SB Nation since 2006.

Liam Smith wasn't expected to be challenged today by Predrag Radosevic, and he wasn't, knocking out the challenger from Montenegro in the second round on a body shot to retain the WBO junior middleweight title.

For Smith (23-0-1, 13 KO), this was a stay-busy fight at best, a farcical mismatch against an opponent who couldn't even reasonably be considered a fringe contender. Radosevic (30-2, 11 KO) had only fought once against a name fighter before, and was thrashed in four rounds by Felix Sturm in 2013. This fight was much the same, with Smith targeting the body and easily putting Radosevic away. Radosevic took the full ten count after being knocked down.

The 27-year-old Smith has been mentioned as a possible opponent for Canelo Alvarez later this year, a fight that is already being roundly rejected by boxing fans who have caught wind of it. It's not really anything against Smith -- in fact, none of this criticism is -- but he would be a supremely underwhelming choice for those who want Alvarez to fight Gennady Golovkin (which is basically everyone). And as for Smith's so far terrible world title reign, the first fingers should be pointed at his promoter and matchmaker.

On the undercard, Karim Guerfi (24-3, 7 KO) knocked out Ryan Farrag (15-2, 4 KO) in the third round to win the European bantamweight title. This was a really fun eight minutes of action, worth taking a look at. Zolani Tete (24-3, 20 KO) outclassed Victor Ruiz (21-6, 15 KO) and stopped him early in the seventh round.

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