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Liam Smith v Hassan Mwakinyo Boxing Betting Tips
Liam Smith still has his heart set on another world title and he knows a strong showing against Hassan Mwakinyo should see a title fight on the horizon.
The Liverpool-born fighter is a former WBO light middleweight champion. He won the title back in October 2015 when he defeated John Thompson at the Manchester Arena.
Beefy went on to make two successful title defences against Jimmy Kelly and Predrag Radosevic. He then lost the title with a ninth-round knockout at the hands of Canelo Alvarez.
He has since fought for the title again but fell short as he lost on points to Jaime Munguia in July 2018.
After that loss, Smith knew he had to go back to basics and that it would be a while until he was considered a genuine title contender. Since that defeat against Mungia, he has won five fights and lost one and he feels he is ready for the big time again.
His opponent – Mwakinyo – has a professional record of 22 fights with 20 wins and 14 of them coming by way of knockout.
He has not lost since he was beaten on points by Lendrush Akopian in 2017. Apart from his victory over Sam Eggington in 2018, Mwakinyo has not really fought any big names and this fight against Smith will be his toughest test so far.
It’s safe to say that Smith has had tougher fights and there will be sterner tests in the future, but you can only beat what is in front of you, and he cannot afford to be complacent.
I am backing Smith to lift the roof off the Liverpool Arena with a third-round stoppage.
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Liam Smith v Hassan Mwakinyo Boxing Betting Tips: Fighter's Predictions
Liam Smith: “I’ve sparred with him in the past and I know he’s going to come. This is his world title fight, he takes all my rankings. This puts me up in the rankings maybe up into one of the mandatory shots or if the belts become vacant then I’ll challenge for a vacant title. This is all on my path to fighting for a world title again. He’s a dangerous opponent, heavy-handed, has had some good wins and good wins on British soil but I’m not any of the other Brits, I’m the best 154 in Britain and I’m hoping to become a two-time world champion. I fully intend on dealing with Hassan the way I should, the way I feel I should be level-wise, I think I’ll do a good job and show I’m levels above this level.”