Liam Smith wants Canelo Alvarez after retaining WBO Light-Middleweight title

After taking just two rounds to retain his WBO Light-Middleweight title by defeating Predrag Radosevic in Liverpool, Liam Smith now wants a fight with Mexican Canelo Alvarez.

According to reports, his camp has already started efforts to resume talks with the Alvarez camp to decide on the date of the fight.

Smith was brilliant in Liverpool on Sunday in front of the jam-packed Echo arena in Liverpool.

After stalking his opponent with some brash words in the first round, Smith derailed Radosevic halfway through the second round with a potent left hook.

The Montenegrin was on his knees straight away as he failed to beat the count of the referee.

As a result, Smith has now retained his title for a second successive time.

Before his main event showdown with the Montenegrin, Smith saw three of his brothers reign victorious in their respective fights last Sunday.

Completing a perfect week for his fans and family, the English boxer left nothing behind to retain his title.

As a result of this victory, the unbeaten record of Smith has now extended to 24 fights.

Also, as he thwarted Radosevic with a knockout, the all-time knockout count of the Englishman went to 13.

However, despite his latest victory, the English public is eager to see Smith in action against Canelo Alvarez.

Alvarez knocked out British fan favourite Amir Khan last month which further adds to the clamour for a Smith/Alvarez match up.

And now with Smith raring up to face the Mexican, the English fans will want him to take revenge.

Abel Sanchez hints of Gennady Golovkin to step up to Super-Middleweight

In an interview given in the Sky Sports programme “On the Ropes”, Abel Sanchez has claimed that his trainee Gennady Golovkin has what it takes to succeed at the super middleweight level.

For a fighter who has lost none of his 35-fights at the professional level, the 34-year-old is a worthy holder of the WBA, WBC, IBF and IBO middleweight titles.

He is currently in talks with Saul Canelo Alvarez in order to fortify his grasp on the WBC Belt.

These comments by Sanchez have come in the wake of a fight in which Golovkin knocked out Dominic Wade.

The Boxer knocked down his opponent three times, with the last one proving to be the deciding blow for Wade.

In fact, the WBC belt which Golovkin currently holds originally belonged to Saul, however, after Alvarez failed to meet a deadline to fight the Kazakh, the title was awarded to Golovkin.

Sanchez toldĀ On The Ropes Boxing: “I see Golovkin being a better 168lb fighter than he is a middleweight. If and when he moves up, he’s going to be a much better fighter.”

“I think he’s going to be able to slow his attack down because these guys will be a little slower and he’ll be able to pinpoint a little better what he needs to do.”

Thus, if Golovkin wants to upgrade to the Super Middleweight title, he will have to say goodbye to his 160-Pound division.