It’s not long now until Liam Smith and Anthony Fowler meet in a super welterweight Merseyside Derby in front of a capacity crowd at the M&S Bank Arena.
As well as implications for their respective careers, local bragging rights are at stake with Smith representing the north of Liverpool and Fowler flying the flag for the south.
Fowler will be hoping he can record an impressive win against a member of one of British boxing’s most successful families and it’s the sort of name needed on a record which can help thrust the 30-year-old into the world title picture.
Smith meanwhile will be looking to keep his career alive with a win against his domestic and city rival. The 33-year-old has already told DAZN that he will have to consider his options if indeed does lose to Fowler tonight.
Will Smith be able to keep the fire burning for a little bit longer or will Fowler become the new poster boy for boxing in Liverpool?
Here’s everything you need to know about Smith vs. Fowler.
When is Smith vs. Fowler, fight date, start time
Date: Saturday, October 9
Main card: 7:00 p.m. BST
Main event ringwalks (approx): 10 p.m. BST
The Liam Smith vs. Anthony Fowler fight card will take place on Saturday, Oct. 9 at 7:00 p.m. for UK fans and 2:00 p.m. ET for those in New York City and on the East Coast. Smith and Fowler are set to make their ringwalks at approximately 10:00 p.m, although that depends on the length of the earlier bouts.
What Channel/Stream is fighter vs. fighter?
Smith vs. Fowler will have their super-welterweight grudge match on DAZN in over 200 countries and territories, with Australia and New Zealand the only exceptions.
Where is the Smith vs. Fowler fight?
The Smith vs. Fowler fight is taking place at the M&S Bank Arena in Liverpool, England, in front of 10,000 fans.
Liam Smith record and bio
Date of Birth: July 27, 1988
Total Fights: 33
Record: 29-3-1 with 16 knockouts
Anthony Fowler Record and Bio
Born: March 10, 1991
Total Fights: 16
Record: 15-1 with 12 knockouts
Smith vs. Fowler fight card
Liam Smith vs. Anthony Fowler; Super-Welterweight
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Shannon Courtenay vs. Jamie Mitchell; WBA World Bantamweight title
Peter McGrail vs. TBC; Bantamweight
Kieron Conway vs. JJ Metcalf; Super-Welterweight
Luke Willis vs. Rylan Charlton; Lightweight
Natasha Jonas vs. TBC; Lightweight
Solomon Dacres vs. Kamil Sokolowski; Heavyweight
Rhiannon Dixon vs. Anaelle Angerville; Lightweight
Blane Hyland vs. Santiago San Eusebio; Super-Flyweight