Kell Brook (39-2) vs. Liam Smith (29-2-1)

Brook vs. Smith Winner and How?


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May 26, 2018
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I could see this fight headlining a Saturday Fight Night in Sheffield or being a co-main on Smith vs. Saunders PPV in Liverpool...
 

A Force

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Jul 21, 2013
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It’s hard to back Brook against anyone of a semi-decent level who has a good chin as it might only take a couple of decent shots for his eye to go.

That been said Smith’s stepped up to world level on two occasions & has he even won a round?

He’s taken 3 beatings against Canelo, Munguia & in the first Williams fight before the headbutt. There’s an argument he could well be past it as well. He’s been a pro a long time too & his careers completely stagnated under Matchroom.

I’d have to favour Brook on points especially after hearing how the spar went but like I said it can never be a confident pick with Brook due to the facial damage he’s had.
 
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I always back Brook no ponting changing tack now.

I go for Brook by stoppage. Talent wise Brook is on a different level despite losing gave two excellent performances against both GGG and Errol Spence before the stoppages. Both those guys are on a different leauge to the Liam Smiths of the world.

I think as @A Force stated it depends on how those eye injuries hold out. And how much he has left both mentally and physically. I hope he can finish his career in a blaze of glory but maybe I am just being delusional and we might end up seeing a way over the hill fighter this weekend.
 
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Brook is finished, Smith isn't all that but I give him the edge on account of being not shot.
 
Jun 6, 2012
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Cant see it tbh, with Hearn saying tonight that his preference is for them to go their separate ways to title shots.
 
May 26, 2018
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Cant see it tbh, with Hearn saying tonight that his preference is for them to go their separate ways to title shots.
Before tonights fight -

Brook was WBC (#10)
DeLuca was WBA (#7)
Smith was WBO (#3)

Brook picked up a snide WBO belt.

If they don't face each other, what route should they take?
 
Jun 6, 2012
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Before tonights fight -

Brook was WBC (#10)
DeLuca was WBA (#7)
Smith was WBO (#3)

Brook picked up a snide WBO belt.

If they don't face each other, what route should they take?
I've not looked at the rankings tbh.

But it's a natural fight, it's been discussed for a while, Smith was there tonight and Hearn is still saying he's rather keep them apart.

That's enough for me to think its highly unlikely to happen.
 
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I've not looked at the rankings tbh.

But it's a natural fight, it's been discussed for a while, Smith was there tonight and Hearn is still saying he's rather keep them apart.

That's enough for me to think its highly unlikely to happen.
I hear you.
I want it to happen but unsure if it will.
Both men appear to be going down the WBO route rankings-wise. Leading to Patrick Texeira (WBO).
Charlo (WBC), Rosario (WBA 'Super' & IBF) and Lara (WBA 'Regular') are all with PBC I think.

Unless 1 goes after the WBO and 1 goes after the EBU and they both look to meet after...
 
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May 26, 2018
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if Hearn cant get the Texeira fight for either man he will push the WBO to make it a final eliminator...
 
Jun 4, 2013
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Did he just say Liam Williams? I can't understand Brook whatsoever. Anyways, will Williams be a tougher fight? That dude looked ridiculous in his last fight. Makes me think he'd steamroll Brook.
 
Jun 6, 2012
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Did he just say Liam Williams? I can't understand Brook whatsoever. Anyways, will Williams be a tougher fight? That dude looked ridiculous in his last fight. Makes me think he'd steamroll Brook.
They are campmates. He wants to fight Liam Smith.
 
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