Liam Smith returns to the world title trail on Saturday night as he makes his debut under the BOXXER banner against the dangerous Hassan Mwakinyo in his home city of Liverpool. Elsewhere, fellow Liverpudlian Tasha Jonas bids to unify titles at super-welterweight level, putting her WBO strap on the line against WBC holder Patricia Berghult.
Liam Smith vs Hassan Mwakinyo
M and S Bank Arena, Liverpool, England
Approx 22:00, Saturday 3rd September 2022
How to watch
Sky Sports Action (19:00)
Liam Smith [1/16], Hassan Mwakinyo [7/1]
Merseyside favourite Liam Smith will take on Hassan Mwakinyo as he bids to keep his world title aspirations on track, as part of a night of homecomings and world-class professional boxing at Liverpool's M and S Bank Arena on Saturday.
Fellow Liverpudlian Tasha Jonas also features on the card, defending her WBO super-welterweight title against WBC holder Patricia Berghult, as she looks to unify the exciting 154lb division.
These two unmissable homecomings top a stacked card featuring some of thsport's most exciting talents, including Dan Azeez, Adam Azim and Olympic bronze medallist Frazer Clarke.
The fight is scheduled to take place on Saturday, 3rd September.
The main card should get underway at 19:30 while the main event ringwalks are scheduled to start at 22:00. Depending on the results of the main card, these timings could change on the night.
Smith will make his BOXXER debut in his home city of Liverpool, at the M and S Bank Arena.
The fight, together with the undercard, will be show live on Sky Sports Action from 19:00.
Neither fighter will defend a belt in Liverpool, although victory for Smith will keep him on track for a crack at a second world title.
Tasha Jonas will provide chief-support to the main event as she bids to unify the WBO and WBC super-welterweight titles against Patricia Berghult.
Meanwhile, Frazer Clarke will look to maintain his winning record against Pencho Tsvetkov, Dan Azeez defends his British light-heavyweight championship against Shakan Pitters and Adam Azim continues his rise in a mammoth night of top-tier boxing.
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