News | Mar 21 2017

Why Liam Smith had a ‘secret’ fight in Barcelona at the weekend

Liam Smith boxed a journeyman in Spain just weeks before his fight with Liam Williams
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LIAM SMITH caused a stir online this weekend when it emerged he had taken part in a four-round fight in Barcelona just weeks before his crunch clash with Liam Williams.

Smith and Williams meet in a 50-50 domestic cracker in Manchester on April 8, but ‘Beefy’ outpointed Romanian journeyman Marian Cazacu at Club Entrena in Barcelona on Saturday night in a ‘secret’ fight that few had prior warning about.

Speculation has been rife over Smith’s motives for risking his highly-anticipated meeting with Williams but his trainer, Joe Gallagher, insists it was a necessary move.


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