Liam Smith and Anthony Fowler are set to face off in Liverpool .
Former WBO light-middleweight champion Smith is to take on his fellow Liverpudlian on a stacked card in the pair’s home city.
Smith (29-3-1, 16 KO) is looking to bounce back from a controversial defeat in Russia against Magomed Kurbanov in May.
Fowler (15-1, 12 KO), meanwhile, has won six in a row since an upset loss by split decision to Scott Fitzgerald in 2019.
Fowler tipped the scales at 153 ¾ lbs, while Smith weighed in right on the 154 lb mark.
|Event||Liam Smith vs Anthony Fowler|
|Date||Saturday 9 October 2021|
|Location||Echo Arena, Liverpool, United Kingdom|
What have they said?
Smith: “I’ve never lost to a domestic fighter as a pro. I’ll beat Anthony Fowler; I’ll never lose to a domestic fighter. That’s a good little record to have.
“I turned pro and I’ve had 30-odd fights and I’ve never lost to a Brit. If I beat Fowler, I’m not going to fight another domestic fighter again, unless it’s a [Chris] Eubank or someone like that.
“I’m confident that I beat Anthony Fowler every day of the week and twice on Sunday. If I turn up at 100% then I beat Anthony Fowler. The way I see the fight going, it’ll be competitive early doors and then experience, cuteness and everything else will come on. I’ll stop him down the straight.”
Promoter Eddie Hearn: “This is the biggest night of boxing we’ve ever put on in Liverpool. The biggest Saturday night fight card we’ve put on since I’ve promoted boxing.
“This fight is a fight that quite frankly I hadn’t even thought of a couple of months ago. Liam Smith went to Russia and was robbed in a fight which should have taken him on to challenge for a world title.
“Anthony Fowler has improved and improved under the tutelage of Shane McGuigan and wants all the big challenges.”
Smith vs Fowler Fight Card:
- Liam Smith vs Anthony Fowler
- Ted Cheeseman vs Troy Williamson
- Kieron Conway vs James Metcalf
- Rylan Charlton vs Luke Willis
- Shannon Courtenay vs Jamie Mitchell
- Solomon Dacres vs Kamil Sokolowski
- Blane Hyland vs S. San Eusebio
- Robbie Davies Jr. vs Jonny Phillips
- Peter McGrail vs Ed Harrison