Smith vs Mwakinyo – Start Times, Weights, Fight Card, And Ring Walks

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Smith vs Mwakinyo: British Super Welterweight Star Returns To His Hometown

Liverpool’s Liam Smith (31-3-1, 18 KOs) makes his BOXXER debut as he headlines at the M&S Bank Arena (formerly known as Echo Arena) in his home city on Saturday, 3rd September, live and exclusively on Sky Sports in the United Kingdom and FITE TV in the United States among other international territories.

Making his way to Merseyside to face the hometown hero is the heavy-handed Hassan Mwakinyo (20-2, 14 KO’s), who shocked the British boxing fanbase on his 2018 visit to the UK when he demolished the infamously tough Sam Eggington in just two rounds. 

WBO super-welterweight champion Natasha Jonas (11-2-1, 8 KOs) kicks off a monumental month for women’s boxing when she looks to add the WBC crown to her collection in a blockbuster unification fight at the M&S Bank Arena in Liverpool.

Fighting in her beloved home city of Liverpool, Jonas – who was the first-ever British female boxer to compete at an Olympic Games a decade ago – faces Sweden’s unbeaten defending WBC world champion Patricia Berghult (15-0, 3 KOs).

Two of the UK’s top light-heavyweights will collide on the undercard when reigning British Light-Heavyweight champion ‘Super’ Dan Azeez (16-0, 11 KO’s) meets former champion Shakan Pitters (17-1, 6 KO’s) to make his first defence of the British Light-Heavyweight Championship he won by stopping the highly-accomplished Hosea Burton in November last year.

‘Britain’s best prospect’ Slough’s Adam Azim (5-0, 4 KO’s) will face Argentina’s 23-year-old Michel Cabral (5-4, 1 KO). Cabral has never been stopped in four defeats and upset unbeaten Argentinian prospect Franco David Rodriguez (4-0) in his last contest via split decision showing Cabral is not here to fall over and will try and win.

Also on the Smith Mwakinyo card, Burton Heavyweight Frazer Clarke (2-0, 2 KOs) will compete for the third time as a professional against unbeaten Bulgarian Pencho Tsvetkov (7-0, 5KOs) over six scheduled rounds. Clarke intends to move slow and learn the professional game, Tsvetkov comes with an unbeaten record but should be levels below the 2020 Olympic bronze medalist.

Smith vs Mwakinyo – Start Times, Main Event Ringwalk Time

The Smith vs Mwakinyo Preliminary action live on Sky Sports social media platforms including Sky Sports YouTube will get underway at 5:00 PM BST (12:00 pm ET, 9:00 am PT). The main card begins three hours later at 7:00 PM BST (2:00 pm ET, 11:00 am PT) live on Sky Sports Arena. Smith Mwakinyo main event ring walks are expected to occur at approximately 10:30 pm BST (5:00 pm ET, 2:00 PT).

Smith vs Mwakinyo Weights

12 x 3 mins Super-Welterweight Contest @11st 4lbs 

LIAM SMITH (11st 5lb 5oz) v HASSAN MWAKINYO (11st 1lb)

10 x 2 mins WBC/WBO World Super-Welterweight Championship @ 11st 0lbs 

NATASHA JONAS (10st 9lb 5oz) v PATRICIA BERGHULT (10st 9lb 5oz)

6 x 3 mins Heavyweight Contest

FRAZER CLARKE (19st 6lb) v PENCHO TSVETKOV (15st 6lb)

10 x 3 mins WBC Youth Super-Lightweight Championship @ 10st 

ADAM AZIM (9st 13lb 5oz) v MICHEL CABRAL (10st 5lb)               

12 x 3 mins British Light Heavyweight Championship, Eliminator for Commonwealth Light Heavyweight Championship & WBC International Light-Heavyweight Championship @ 12st 7lbs

DAN AZEEZ (11st 6lb 5oz) v SHAKAN PITTERS (12st 6lb)

6 x 3 mins Cruiserweight Contest @14st 4lbs


6 x 3 mins Super-Middleweight Contest @12st 0lbs 

DIEGO COSTA (12st) v MUSA MOYO (12st 6lb)

4/6 x 3 mins Middleweight Contest @ 11st 9lbs

PADDY LACEY (11st 11lb) v SEAMUS DEVLIN (11st 8lb 5oz)

4 x 3 mins Lightweight Contest @ 9st 11lbs

FRANKIE STRINGER (9st 10lb) v KARL SAMPSON (9st 10lb 5oz)

4 x 3 mins Cruiserweight Contest @ 14st 6lbs

SCOTT FORREST (14st 7lb 5oz) v DMITRU KALINOVSKU (13st 7lb 5oz)

4 x 3 mins Welterweight Contest @ 10st 10lbs

CLARK SMITH (10st 12lb) v PETAR ALEKSANDROV (10st 11lb 5oz)

Multiple BOXXER press releases were used in this article

By Darshan Desai – Follow For Smith vs Mwakinyo Round By Round Updates

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