From Tim Royner: As expected, former WBO junior middleweight champion Liam ‘Beefy’ Smith (27-2-1, 15 KOs) destroyed a badly overmatched national degree fighter Sam Eggington (24-6, 15 KOs) with a fifth round knock out on Saturday night on DAZN and Sky Sports at the Echo Arena in Liverpool, England.
Smith, 30, was chanced upon to some hurt Eggington from the fifth when referee Robert Williams stepped and waived off the struggle with all the 26-year-old Eggington still on his feet and trying less or more to struggle back.
Smith was too fast, too busy, too large and too powerful for Eggington tonight. It looked like a struggle between a junior middle weight and also a welterweight. Eggington lacked the size, power, speed and capacity to compete with Smith, that was coming out of a 12 round unanimous decision loss to WBO junior middleweight champion Jaime Munguia past July. Smith had been saying for weeks that his goal is to fight a rematch with Munguia, that feels ’s much better compared to, however it resembles his promoter Eddie Hearn of Matchroom Boxing has other ideas for him in positioning him to really go after the WBC 154 lb title. Smith might possibly be one struggle away from getting himself a mandatory spot to face WBC champion Tony Harrison.
Eggington was becoming plastered tonight in becoming pinpointed with each shot that Smith was throwing at him. Eggington managed to get worse for himself by moving to the ropes, and also attempting to fight the bigger Smith from the positioning. Eggington’s coach attempted telling him not to do so, however he neglected to adhere to the directions given to himhe kept going straight back to the ropes again and again. Once Eggington was on the ropes, then it had been not quite impossible for him to work off his way of these because Smith would push and bend him back to that spot. With the superior size that Smith had on his side, he was competent to bully the smaller, smaller Eggington to keep him against the ropes.
Later, Smith’s trainer Joe Gallagher and promoter Eddie Hearn of Matchroom Boxing said which theyrsquo;re interested in having Liam struggle in a WBC 154 eliminator against number two WBC Sergio Garcia (29-0, 13 KOs), who recently defeated Ted Cheeseman with a 12 round unanimous decision on February 2. Liam Smith isn’t ranked in the top 15, but since Hearn was able to work out a bargain for him to struggle for the WBC Silver junior middleweight titlehe moves in front on almost all of the other contenders in the WBC’s top 15 ranks.
Hearn also said the probable options of Smith facing Jessie Vargas or even Kell Brook. Hearn states Sergio Garcia, both Vargas and Brook are options for Smith.
Although Smith was the home fighter and the guy that was the sale to its struggle at the Echo Arena, the struggle was out of place on the card with respect to being a non competitive mismatch written down, it would have been better compared to the third struggle from the primary eventas it had been dreadful matchup when compared with the the more fun bouts between Anthony Fowler and Scott Fitzgerald and David Price and Kash Ali.
It’s good news that Hearn isn’will complement Smith against another Eggington flat fighter. Smith’s to be fighting that degree of opposition. It’s unfortunate that Smith lost his previous struggle to WBO junior middleweight champion Jaime Munguia past July, however that’s no basis for Hearn to create him straight back to an elementary stage of his development by fitting him against a non-contender such as Eggington.
In a loony struggle, former British and Commonwealth heavyweight champion David Price (24-6, 19 KOs) was little double by his opponent Kash Ali (15-1, 7 KOs) in winning a fifth round disqualification. Ali reportedly is having his handbag without because of this bite
The fight was stopped in the fifth round if Ali tackled the 35-year-old Price and piece hit hard on his waist. The referee saw the snack and immediately stopped the fight. The shocked boxing fans booed the fast stoppage, perhaps not realizing that Ali had bitten Price. It looked to the fans that Ali had simply tackled both ’8″ Price, plus they didn’t even believe that the competition should have been ceased for that reason. Seconds later, however, it had been learned that Ali, 27, had bitten Price in the waist while he had been down. The struggle was stopped at 2:26 of round five. Boxing News 24 had Price winning every four rounds until the disqualification of Ali from the fifth.
Earlier in the day in the struggle, Ali little Price on the arm in the 2nd circular. Ali was docked a place in round three to hitting Price with three punches to the back part of his mind in a row. In that identical round, Ali had head-butted Price when he had him across the ropes. Ali also did the same move in two. Seconds before Ali tackled Price in the first time, Price injure him with an upper cut, that caused him to reach and grab him to keep him some extra shots. It turned out to be a wise proceed Ali’s most part to tie Price up and shoot him to the canvas. What wasn’t smart to Ali’s part was delivering a bite whilst Price turned down. This proceed by Ali had a great deal of boxing fans saying on social networking he wanted from their struggle, so he intentionally bit Price in order to be disqualified by the referee. After the struggle, Ali surprisingly asked Price for a rematch, to which he immediately rejected the request, saying he’will check out fight the winner of their Lucas Browne vs. David Allen struggle.
Former IBF bantamweight champion Paul Butler (28-2, 14 KOs) defeated Fadhili Majiha (23-13-4, 10 KOs) with a closer than expected six round points decision by the score 5856. Referee Steve grey scored it for Butler, 30, with a thin margin. The win for Butler was his second since losing to Emmanuel Rodriguez with a 12 round unanimous decision last May in a failed effort to capture the vacant International Boxing Federation bantamweight title.
In a close struggle, light-welterweight Robbie Davies Jr. (18-1, 12 KOs) defeated Joe Hughes (17-4-1, 7 KOs) with a 12 round unanimous choice to capture both the European and British light welterweight straps. The judges’ scores were 118-110, 115-113, and 115-114. This struggle was arguably the most interesting match on the card tonight. There was a lot of back and forth action, without biting and appeared like we saw in the David Price vs. Kash Ali struggle. It had been an even more interesting struggle compared to mismatch in the primary affair between Liam Smith and Sam Eggington.
Philip Bowes vs. Tom Farrell
The judges scores were 118-110, 117-112 and also 118-111. Boxing News 24 had Bowes winning the struggle by a 118-110 score.
Natasha Jonas vs. Feriche Mashauri
Female light weight champion Natasha Jonas (7-1, 5 KOs) had her way in beating Feriche Mashauri (7 3, two KOs) with a six round selection to pick up her seventh success. The struggle wasn’t even specially competitive.