Liverpool prospect Liam Smith has gotten over the disappointment
of his clash with Ronnie Heffron being called off by setting up a
fight with Central Area champion Chris Johnson.
Smith, one of the well-known brothers training under Joe
Gallagher's stewardship, was set to meet Heffron in a British
welterweight title eliminator.
However, Heffron has now agreed to meet former domestic ruler
David Barnes so the scouser felt he'd been left in the lurch.
"I accepted the fight with Heffron three times," Smith told the
"I would box him tomorrow if I could and I have been fuming that
he signed to fight Barnes instead.
"I have been told by a lot of people that he doesn't want the
fight anymore, now that they realised I could make the weight.
"But I just need to fight now. I've been in training all
throughout July and haven't been able to go on holiday."
He and the rest of the fighters from Gallagher's gym are now set
to fly to America so that they can spend some time training at
Freddie Roach's legendary Wildcard Gym.
The Johnson fight is expected to take place at some time in