Liam Smith vs. Anthony Fowler

Mark Robinson / Matchroom Boxing

The running order is set for Saturday night’s super-welterweight clash between Liam Smith and Anthony Fowler in Liverpool.

Smith and Fowler compete for the bragging rights of the world-famous city.

SMITH AGAINST. FOWLER WEIGHT AND RUNNING ORDER

16:30 BST LIVE BEFORE THE BELL

4 x 3 minute super fly contest
BLANE HYLAND 117lbs vs. SANTIAGO SAN EUSEBIO 116lbs 6oz
(Liverpool, England) (Lyon, France)

followed by

Super-light competition 6 x 3 min
ROBBIE DAVIES JR 143.5lbs vs JONNY PHILLIPS 140lbs
(Liverpool, England) (Sandhurst, England)

followed by

8 x 3 min International Heavyweight Competition
SALOMON DACRES 227lbs 8oz v KAMIL SOKOLOWSKI 239lbs 8oz
(Birmingham, England) (Czestochowa, Poland)

followed by

10 x 3 min Lightweight competition
LUKE WILLIS 134lbs 8oz vs. RYLAN CHARLTON 134lbs 8oz
(Liverpool, England) (Norwich, England)

19:00 BST LIVE ON DAZN

followed by

Super-welterweight 10 x 3 minute contest
KIERON CONWAY 156lbs 2oz vs. JAMES METCALF 156lbs 8oz
(Northampton, England) (Liverpool, England)

followed by

10 x 2 minutes WBA Bantamweight World Title
SHANNON COURTENAY 120lbs 8oz vs. JAMIE MITCHELL 117lbs 8oz
(Watford, England) (California, United States)

followed by

6 x 3 min Super-Coq competition
PETER MCGRAIL 127lbs 2oz vs. ED HARRISON 128lbs 8oz
(Liverpool, England) (Blackpool, England)

followed by

12 x 3 minutes British Super Welterweight Title
TED CHEESEMAN 153lbs vs. TROY WILLIAMSON 153lbs 2oz
(Bermondsey, England) (Darlington, England)

followed by

12 x 3 minutes WBA International Super-Welterweight Title
LIAM SMITH 154lbs vs. ANTHONY FOWLER 153lbs 2oz
(Liverpool, England) (Liverpool, England)

Liam Smith Anthony Fowler

QUOTES BEFORE THE FIGHT

Liam Smith:

“I feel great, the way the fighter should feel during fight week. We are here. If I’m not ready now, I never will be, so I can’t wait to be Saturday and be back. I had a long break, 17 months, I removed the cobwebs in Russia, and you will see a better Liam Smith.

“He [Anthony] talk about desire and that, you’re obsessed with that and the stuff he posts. Desire, I lived in a house with three brothers where boxing has been our life, we have to have the desire to do what we did, it’s not like I won UK titles and that. We all have desire. We can all push it. We’ll see on Saturday.

“I still think it’s a step too far for him, you can do twelve rounds in the gym with as many training partners as you want, but it’s different under the lights with ten ounce gloves and when you have adrenaline in it. you. Shane can help as much as he wants, but it’s only Anthony and I in there when the bell rings.

“Let’s not beat around the bush. You [Eddie] Do it. Anthony didn’t call you for me. You did it.

“You put me in a fight, and I’ll take it, I’ll think carefully, what are the pros and cons?” I’ll take it. I said to my manager, let me know if Fowler’s fight is the road we are going, because if this is the road we are going, then so be it. Obviously, looking back, I didn’t see Anthony as an adversary. He should fight for the British title, which I had for a long time. He got past that. He’s fighting now, and we’re three days away – we’ll see.

“Of course I do. I have things in my career and the pride that I want to keep. I’ve never lost against a national fighter, and I intend to keep that Saturday night. have never lost a scouse derby as a family, and I fully intend to keep it. My aspirations for a new challenge for a world title, if I lose to Anthony Fowler I have no chance of doing it, so I have a lot at stake for myself, and that’s why I fell apart this way.

Anthony Fowler:

“I am grateful for the opportunity. I am here because I want to be here and to win. I want to fight. We don’t call it bluffs; we are fighting fights that we believe we can win. I had the best camp of my life. I am the best possible version of myself. I had a whole base without any injuries. I am at my physical peak. I have just won four consecutive victories by knockout. I’ve been very active, so let’s go.

“He was at the top. He was world champion. I do not have. I’ve had this crazy desire since I was 11. It’s everything I’ve ever wanted my whole life. I gave all my life to boxing, it all paid off, luckily, but it doesn’t mean anything without the victory. I am not here to make up numbers.

“I am fully prepared for this. I visualized it every day, day after day, for weeks and weeks. I couldn’t be in a better place, mentally, weight, strength and fight. I had some hard, hard sparring. I did twelve laps, and I was fresh as a daisy. I’m in unreal shape because I don’t tire, train and think about this fight – I didn’t stop. I’m just in a great place.

“We both have two arms, two legs. It’s that simple – we’re both men. I have been active for the past two years. Liam had a fight in two years, that had to play a part. Being inactive and I feel the time is right for me, I feel like it’s my time.

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