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.