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Liam Smith Quotes:

I don’t need any more motivation. I’m fighting Canelo Alvarez. If that can’t get me motivated, then I’m in the wrong sport.

Liam Smith

I’ve seen Thompson before, as I keep my eye on everyone in the division, as I might one day fight them.

Liam Smith

I’ve been laughing with my brothers about it. Paul and Stephen both won the British title before me, but I’m going to be the first world champion in the family.

Liam Smith

We used tea towels for gloves until we got proper ones and were always breaking our mum’s ornaments. She’d come home and find us all sat in our boxer shorts, out of breath and our skin red raw. She hated it.

Liam Smith

Growing up with my brothers all boxing has stood me in good stead for nights like these. You should have seen some the fights we used to have in our front room.

Liam Smith

From my point of view, I am the underdog going into this fight. I’m not saying I’m not. But I’m the underdog because I haven’t fought at that level yet against anyone of Canelo’s level.

Liam Smith

I’m not going to say I’m not ready for a fighter like Canelo Alvarez.

Liam Smith

I’m world champion, so if I’m not ready for another fighter at 154, I don’t deserve to be world champion. That’s the way I look at it and what I firmly believe.

Liam Smith

Once I will arrive in the ring, I’m going to make the most of this fight because this fight I will remember for the rest of my life. From my point of view, this night is going to be remembered by the British people. Not from the American people as much, but from the British fans here who will watch me beat Canelo Alvarez.

Liam Smith

I’m not stupid. I know on paper I’m the B-side of this fight. Canelo’s the big name.

Liam Smith

It’s always Canelo, and it’s Mexican Independence Day, so I know that. But I am the champion, and just looking back on that, that is one reason why I hope they’ll respect that I’m champion and be fair.

Liam Smith

Give me the respect I deserve.

Liam Smith

I don’t care who’s in front of me; nobody is going to stop me from winning the world title.

Liam Smith

Canelo’s the big name, but I am the champion going in… I took this fight. I’m not in a situation where I have nothing to lose in this fight. I’ve got a title to lose.

Liam Smith

I’ll go for the knockout, and if we have to go 12 rounds, then I’ll trust the judges to do their best work, and I will get the victory if I deserve it.

Liam Smith

I’m not just coming here for a payday. I’m not an old guy at the end of my career looking for a payday. I’ve got a title to keep.

Liam Smith

I’m confident a good Liam Smith beats a good John Thompson.

Liam Smith

I remember when Joe Calzaghe fought Jeff Lacy, and there was all this hype about Lacy being some sort of unbeatable force, and Joe absolutely hammered him.

Liam Smith

I won’t watch that Amir fight from now until I fight Alvarez. I’m not a blown up 147 or a Miguel Cotto. I’m a big 154 lb., and I’m coming of age and coming to win.

Liam Smith

Before British title fights, I’ve played football on a Saturday before; it’s silly as it is.

Liam Smith

When I was 17 or 18, I realised I could do something with boxing.

Liam Smith

When I was fighting at a weekend, I would be in when my friends were out. I never had time to go out and go off the rails.

Liam Smith

My mum says part of the reason we moved house, it was a rough area at the time, was down to that – they wanted to help me.

Liam Smith

If you ask anyone who my mum’s blue-eyed boy is, they will say it is me.

Liam Smith

Now Mayweather has retired, Alavrez is the biggest name in boxing, and I’m looking forward to pitting my wits against him.

Liam Smith

People say I’m not world level, but I haven’t fought at that class yet, so you can’t say that until I have.

Liam Smith

I don’t want to say ‘grateful.’ I don’t want to sound like I’m just coming for the opportunity and to say I boxed in front of this many people at AT&T Stadium. I’m coming there to win and bring the title back home.

Liam Smith

I need that fear factor in training; otherwise, I might get beat by someone I should never lose against, all because I couldn’t get up in the morning.

Liam Smith

I’m one win away from being a superstar.

Liam Smith

Kirkland and Khan are chinny fighters. I am not like that.

Liam Smith

I wanted to fight guys like Shane Moseley, Miguel Cotto, and Alvarez.

Liam Smith

I will look for the knockout because that’s the way I fight.

Liam Smith

I’m so proud, and it feels brilliant to be a world champion.

Liam Smith

Alvarez is the biggest name in boxing. I’m looking forward to pitting my wits against one of the best in the sport.

Liam Smith

I’ve been wanting to spar Miguel Cotto over in L.A., and that will be priceless, going over there, getting some rounds with such a world class fighter.

Liam Smith

The ones doing that, counting me out, are going to look silly.

Liam Smith

I can be the best light-middleweight in the world.

Liam Smith

I don’t want to emulate anyone.

Liam Smith

I’ve been in the States and fought before. When I’m in that changing room, I’ll feel as if I’ve been in that situation before. Obviously I’m going to have to deal on the biggest stage, and it’s the Dallas Cowboys Stadium, but it doesn’t faze me.

Liam Smith

I’m expecting the best John Thompson. I’d be a fool to expect anything less.

Liam Smith

Canelo isn’t a full light-middleweight like I am, and that’s to my advantage.

Liam Smith

Canelo’s going to have his moments. I’m not saying he’s not. But I’m going to have my moments. It will come down to who can finish off their moments and finish the fight the best.

Liam Smith

I don’t want to be chasing a big, awkward southpaw around the ring. I want a fight that people will enjoy.

Liam Smith

I made my debut on October 10, 2008, so it’ll be seven years to the day that I could become world champion. That’s a massive night to be crowned.

Liam Smith

Thompson is a typical American: wide feet, good jab; he’ll try to have a fight.

Liam Smith

Everyone breeds success off each other.

Liam Smith

As soon as I get in a rhythm, I’m very hard to stop.

Liam Smith

If Canelo comes too hard at me early, he’s going to be in for a long night.

Liam Smith

I’m still a mummy’s boy!

Liam Smith

A lot of things come down to your roots and how you’re brought up.

Liam Smith

My mum will never let me be anything but grounded.

Liam Smith

If you put a camera on the wall, you would laugh at some of the fights me and my brothers had.

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Who is Liam Smith?

Liam Smith (born 27 July 1988) is a professional British boxer. Between 2015 to 2016 he won the WBO light-middleweight belt, and formerly the British and Commonwealth light-middleweight titles between 2012 to 2015. Liam is Paul Smith’s younger brother and Stephen Smith, and Callum Smith’s older brother; all of whom are professional boxers.