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Liverpool boxer Liam Smith relaxed ahead of his fight with Canelo Alvarez

Liverpool's Liam Smith puts his WBO Super Welterweight belt on the line when he faces Canelo Alvarez in Texas on Saturday.

The Mexican knocked out Amir Khan in May and is regarded as one of the top two pound for pound fighters on the planet.

But as David Chisnall reports, Smith is respectful but far from fearful.


Boxer Anthony Fowler will turn pro on his return from Rio Olympics

Liverpool boxer Anthony Fowler says he will turn professional after the Rio Olympics.

The Commonwealth Games gold medallist is one of 12 boxers selected for the British team.

He hopes to follow in the footsteps of names like Anthony Joshua and James DeGale by winning both Olympic gold and then a world title.

Mike Hall paid a visit to his gym to meet him.

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Liverpool's Liam Smith comes face to face with Canelo Alavarez

Liverpool's Liam 'Beefy' Smith will defend his world title against Mexico's Canelo Alvarez. Credit: ITV News.

There's a huge fight looming in September, when Liverpool's Liam 'Beefy' Smith defends his world title against the great Canelo Alvarez.

He's the Mexican middleweight who knocked out Amir Khan back in May.

And the challenge was clear when Liam came face to face with his rival inside the stadium where they'll do battle.

And where's that?

Here's david Chisnall with more:

Liverpool boxer Jazza Dickens hopes to be the 'Scouse Rocky' as he fights for a world title

The North West already has five boxing world champions and Liverpool's Jazza Dickens could become the sixth when he fights for the WBA Super Bantamweight title in Cardiff.

He faces Guillermo Rigondeaux, a fighter who many think is the best in the world right now.

But as David Chisnall has been finding out, Jazza is taking inspiration from the movies to achieve his dream.

Tyson Fury has just postponed Klitschko rematch

Tyson Fury has just announced on Instagram that his anticipated rematch against Wladimir klitschko has been postponed until October.

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The fight was supposed to be taking place on July 9th at Manchester Arena, Fury has announced that he has been forced to put the date back to October due to the heavyweight champion picking up an ankle injury.

Fury shared a video to inform his fans that, while running in the Lake District for fitness training, he took a fall and badly sprained his ankle – a prognosis confirmed by a hospital visit.


Crolla announces unification fight in Manchester

Anthony Crolla will meet Jorge Linares to unify the lightweight division Credit: Matchroom Boxing

Manchester's Anthony Crolla will hope to unify the lightweight division in September when he fights WBC and Ring Magazine world champion Jorge Linares.

The fight, which was announced today, will take place at the Manchester Arena on the 24th of September.

Crolla, from Moston, will have to defend his WBA world lightweight belt for the second time, after he overcame Darleys Perez earlier this year.

Anthony Crolla defended his WBA world title against Darleys Perez earlier this year. Credit: Richard Sellers/PA Wire/Press Association Images

“I’m so excited to have the chance to unify the Lightweight division. Jorge is a fantastic fighter and it’s another mountain to climb, but these are the tests that I thrive on and I’ve beaten two great fighters in Perez and Barroso and I’m confident that I can beat Jorge too.

I’m having to pinch myself after everything that’s happened. I’m fighting the number one fighter in the division for the WBC, WBA and Ring titles; it doesn’t get any better than this. I’m very proud and privileged to be able to bring this fight to Manchester.''

– Anthony Crolla

Tickets will go on sale to Matchroom Fight Pass members at midday on Monday June 27 and on general sale at midday on Tuesday June 28.

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
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