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Liam Smith vs Hassan Mwakinyo headlines September 3rd Boxxer show

Liam Smith will return against Hassan Mwakinyo in September on Sky Sports.

Liam Smith will return to action against Hassan Mwakinyo in just over a month
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After a dominant finish of Jessie Vargas in New York last April, Liam Smith will return to British soil in a September 3rd BOXXER main event opposite Tanzania’s Hassan Mwakinyo.

Smith (31-3-1, 18 KO) sits in three sanctioning bodies’ top fives, and the press release claims that he’ll “begin his campaign for a second world title shot” with this fight. Bit of an exaggeration on their part; Mwakinyo (20-2, 14 KO) had a brief spotlight in 2018 when he scrambled Sam Eggington in less than five minutes, but while he’s unbeaten since, he’s been content on mid-level opponents on the African circuit. His only notable win in that stretch was his most recent one, a four-round finish of the badly faded Julius Indongo.

Could still be fun, though.

The other major attraction pits British light heavyweight champ Dan Azeez (16-0, 11 KO) against mandatory challenger Shakan Pitters (17-1, 6 KO). Pitters briefly held that same belt in 2018 before suffering a stoppage loss to Craig Richards, which allowed Azeez to stop Hosea Burton for the title after Richards vacated. Both men are 32, making this a vital opportunity to break through in Britain’s crowded 175-pound scene.

Adam Azim (5-0, 4 KO), John Docherty (12-1, 8 KO), and others are set for action as well.