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Liam Smith aims to keep Liverpool boxing on a high

Liam Smith fights Predrag Radosevic at the Echo Arena in his home city of Liverpool tonight. Credit: Press Association

Liverpool boxer Liam Smith has been promised a fight with Saul 'Canelo' Alvarez if he successfully defends his world title title on home territory tonight.

The 27-year-old faces Predrag Radosevic in the second defence of his WBO super-welterweight title at the city's Echo Arena.

If he wins he could be given a shot at the Mexican, Canelo Alvarez - who stopped Amir Khan in six rounds in Las Vegas last month.

Fighting the Mexican would represent the biggest and most unexpected opportunity of his career, against one of the world's most popular fighters.

Liam is the second youngest of Liverpool's famous Smith brothers, along with Callum, Paul and Stephen.

Callum Smith celebrates with brothers Liam (second left), Stephen (third left) and Paul. Credit: Press Association

Khan: he couldn't out-box me, but he caught me clean

Amir Khan believes opponent Saul "Canelo" Alvarez knew he couldn't out-box him in their middleweight title fight, but admits the Mexican champion knocked him out clean.

Amir Khan Credit: Granada Reports

Khan stepped up two weight divisions to fight the big-hitting Canelo, and says he will step down to his natural welterweight.

And Khan told our sports correspondent Chris Hall that Canelo should be allowed to face Gennady Golovkin the current unified middleweight champion in a fight boxing fans have been crying out for.

Fury and Klitschko go head to head in Manchester

Wladimir Klitschko and Tyson Fury Credit: PA Images

Wythenshawe's Tyson Fury will go head to head with Wladimir Klitschko at the Manchester area ahead later of their rematch in July.

Fury gave Klitschko his first defeat in over 11 years last November when he won the WBA, IBF and WBO heavyweight titles by unanimous decision in Germany.

It's expected to be a lively affair with Fury never one to shy away from from expressing his feelings.

Tony Bellew confirms Goodison Park fight

Tony Bellew will fight in his home city in May. Credit: Peter Byrne/PA Wire/Press Association Images

Tony Bellew's childhood dream will come true next month when he fights under the lights at Everton's Goodison Park.

The Evertonian will take on WBC champion Ilunga Makabu on May 29th for the Cruiserweight world title.

Bellew had earlier cryptically referred to a Goodison Park fight on Twitter.


Liverpool boxer Stephen Smith shares gym with Helena Christensen in build-up to world title showdown

Credit: @SwiftySmith

Liverpool boxer Stephen Smith has been sharing a gym with former supermodel Helena Christensen as he prepares for his world title fight in America.

The 30-year-old takes on Puerto Rico's Jose Pedraza on Saturday night for the IBF Super Featherweight title in Connecticut.

He bumped into the catwalk queen during his training camp in New York.

Mike Hall caught up with Smith, one of four boxing brothers, before he flew out.

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