After their epic first encounter ended in controversial fashion, former WBO World Super Welterweight Champion Liam Smith and reigning British Super Welterweight Champion Liam Williams, will aim to settle the score on neutral ground at Newcastle’s Metro Radio Arena, in a WBO World Title Eliminator on Saturday 28th October, simulcast live on BT Sport and BoxNation.
The fight lands in Newcastle after neither man was willing to concede home advantage after their thrilling first encounter back in April; a fight in which both men felt they claimed the upper hand.
On the night, Liverpool man Smith claimed the win after Williams’ trainer Gary Lockett deemed that the Welshman could not continue after being badly cut by a clash of heads. However Williams felt he had built up a large lead at the point the fight was stopped and tempers have flared ever since about the controversial circumstances of the fight’s ending, with Smith instead believing that the cut prevented him from seizing an inevitable late stoppage in the fight.
Promoter Frank Warren said ‘I’m delighted to bring this huge rematch to Newcastle which is a city with a rich tradition of big fight nights. In the past I have bought shows with Ricky Hatton, Joe Calzaghe, Nigel Benn and Prince Nasseem Hamed to Newcastle and I’m sure this is set to rival the very best that we’ve done there.
The undercard at Metro Radio Arena is set to feature some of the very best emerging local North East talent, as well as some other excellent young fighters from further afield.
Tickets are available online, from the booking hotline number 0844 493 6666 or in person from the Metro Radio Arena Box Office.
Please note venue facility and booking fees will apply. Under 14’s must be accompanied by an adult. No under 14’s to be allowed on the floor.