News | May 02 2018

Liam Smith would consider Jarrett Hurd fight

But Liam Smith is determined to press for his mandatory shot at WBO champ Sadam Ali, writes Jack Figg
Liam Smith
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LIAM SMITH has discussed his heartache after making the decision to pull out of his WBO super-welterweight challenge against Sadam Ali, which had been scheduled for May 12 in America.

Smith pulled out of the fight last week citing a medical problem, as it was revealed the former WBO champion had suffered an allergic reaction and virus illness. The Liverpudlian confessed he was “gutted”.

“I’m gutted, that’s why it’s such a hard pill to swallow,” Smith said. “I’m okay and I’m not injured in the fact I’m not out with a bad hand or an elbow or back injury it’s just an allergy and a virus that kept me out of training for seven days.


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