Junior middleweight Liam Smith (26-2-1, 14 KOs) might have a deal signed to face Sam Eggington (24-5, 15 KOs) on March 30, but the fight he’s really looking forward to is one against Kell Brook.
Smith, 30, has experience serving as a sparring partner for Brook and says he fully respects his ability, but he still thinks that if he can land a fight with him at 154lbs that he’ll be able to top the Sheffield fighter, telling Sky Sports:
“It’s a fight I’d like. Nothing bad against Kell. It’s a fight I’d like because he’s a massive name. It’s a massive fight. They’re the fights I want to be involved in. They’re the fights I signed with Eddie and Matchroom for.”
Brook has most recently been linked to a fight against Jessie Vargas but that fight has not been formally announced just yet.
“Kell has lost the fight with [Amir] Khan for the time being. Kell is going to want a big name, a fight he can get up for. I’m sure I’m in that category. He might want bigger names, Jessie Vargas and stuff like that, but I’m here if he wants it, and if Eddie wants it. We’ll accept that in a heartbeat.”
Smith is most recently coming off a wide decision loss to Jaime Munguia last summer, in a failed attempt at capturing the WBO’s 154lb title.