Smith and Stalker in contrasting bouts of importance on October 10

MGM 21/08/2015

MGM’s Liam Smith will be taking on French Michel Soro on the 10th October in Manchester to win the WBO light-middleweight title. The unbeaten Liverpudlian will be fighting on the rescheduled Andy Lee – Billy Joe Saunders bill that is now being dubbed ‘World War 3.’

Smith will be contesting the vacant title that was taken from Demetrius Andrade in the US due to inactivity and is an amazing opportunity for Liam.

“I’m buzzing with the world title opportunity,” he said. “Every fighter waits for the phone call. It’s all about timing and this is a great time for me.”

Liam is determined to become world champion, but he is not resting on his laurels, as he knows he has a tough fight ahead of him. He has sparred with Soro before so he is aware of his opponent.

“We will both have to be at our best to win. Whoever doesn’t ?t turn up, will lose, simple as that. But I’m 100% confident that if I turn up with my A game then I will be a new world champion!”

On the same bill, MGM’s Tom stalker will be fighting Craig Evans, and it is not to be downplayed as on most line-ups such a fight would be chief support.

The two are equally matched and it promises to be a hard-fought bout. Stalker said: “I’m putting in the work, I am going to give this camp all I have got. It is exciting to be part of such a big night of boxing and I am going to make sure it counts for me with a win.”

Tickets for Andy Lee v Billy Joe Saunders – World War III are on sale at Eventim here