Liam Williams vs. Liam Smith For WBO European Belt, April 8

By Elliot Foster

Liam Smith against Liam Williams was arguably the biggest highlight of Monday’s announcement regarding the BT Sport schedule. Promoter Frank Warren confirmed the super-welterweight clash as part of his deal between BoxNation, his own broadcaster, and the aforementioned BT Sport. Reports last week suggested that the fight would be for the vacant WBO super-welterweight world title.

That belt, however, is currently held by Mexico’s Saul ‘Canelo’ Alvarez, who faces Julio Cesar Chavez Jr. on May 6. And a media release from Frank Warren’s office, just hours after the schedule announcement for the next few months, revealed that the fight between the Liverpudlian –– who lost the WBO title to Alvarez in Texas last September –– and Clydach Vale’s Williams, on April 8 at Manchester Arena, exclusively live on BoxNation and BT Sport, will instead be for Williams’ WBO European title at 154 pounds. Williams won the title against Gabor Gorbics on November 26, 2016, at the Motorpoint Arena in Cardiff. Further details regarding the fight and the full card, which is headed by Terry Flanagan’s fifth defence of the WBO lightweight world title against number two-ranked Petr Petrov and will also feature the professional debut of two-time Olympic champion Nicola Adams, will be revealed in due course.

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Via Email Only July 21, 2016

Lou Dibella
Dibella Entertainment

Frank Warren
Frank Warren Promotions

Re: WBO Middleweight Elimination Bout Negotiations Left Without Effect Avtandil Khurtsidze vs. Tommy Langford

Gentlemen:

Previously, on June 7th, negotiations were ordered for the WBO Middleweight Elimination Bout between Avtandil Khurtsidze and Tommy Langford. However, at this time, the order has been left without effect.

Please be advised that the future of the division will be discussed in depth during the WBO 29th Convention to be held in San Juan, Puerto Rico from the 17th to the 21st of October.

Yours truly,

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Luis Batista Salas, Esq.
C/c Francisco Valcarcel, Esq.

(08/17/2013) Nathan Cleverly vs. Sergey Kovalev

Date:  August 7, 2013

Title:  WBO Lt. Heavyweight Title

Location:  Motorpoint Arena, Cardiff, Wales, United Kingdom

Promoter:  Frank Warren Promotions

Supervisor:   John Duggan

Referee:   Terry O’Connor

Judges:   Alfredo Polanco, Jose Ignacio Martinez and Zoltan Enyedi

Results:    Sergey Kovalev obtained the WBO Lt. Heavyweight Title against Nathan Cleverly.