Flanagan backs Smith to defeat Williams

Smith vs Williams

WBO Lightweight Champion, Terry Flanagan, believes that Liam Smith will claim a decision victory against Liam Williams when the pair square off at the Manchester Arena on April 8th.

Flanagan, still undefeated in his professional career, will headline the show – making the fifth defence of his crown against the tough Russian, Petr Petrov. However, the WBO champ is eager to see who will win this highly anticipated domestic showdown.

“It’s gonna be a great fight to get ‘em warmed up for my main event!” said Flanagan. “Liam Smith is a slight favourite going into the fight.

“His shot selection is probably the best of any boxer in Britain. He’s very good at everything he does. ‘Canelo’ just happened to be another level above him. Alvarez is pound-for-pound, ain’t he?

“Williams is tough, strong and can bang you out with either hand but if you’re forcing me to put a pound on it, I’ll go with Smith on points.”

Tickets for April 8 priced £50, £70, £100, £150, £200, £300 and VIP £500 are available from eventim at www.eventim.co.uk and 0844 249 1000 and the Manchester Arena at www.manchester-arena.com and 0844 847 8000.

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