Liam Smith pulls out of Sadam Ali world title fight after developing nasty skin condition

LIAM SMITH has been pressured to withdraw from his world title bout towards Sadam Ali after developing a nasty skin condition.

The Scouser believes he has suffered an allergic response and has been out of coaching for the final eight days.

 Liam Smith has been forced to withdraw from his fight with Sadam Ali due to a skin condition

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Liam Smith has been pressured to withdraw from his fight with Sadam Ali as a result of a skin condition

Golden Boy president Eric Gomez advised ESPN: "Frank [Warren] informed me [Smith] had some type of allergic response to one thing that led to a skin condition and he can't practice for about three weeks, a month.

“Frank was asking me what can we do. My preliminary thought is to attempt to save the present so proper now I’m going to see what I can do, see if I can discover a new opponent.

"I notified him that there was this risk.

"Sadam is disenchanted, he's been preparing for 2 months.

 Liam Smith was given a shot at the WBO title after beating Liam Williams

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Liam Smith was given a shot on the WBO title after beating Liam Williams
 Golden Boy are now looking for a new fighter for Sadam Ali to take on

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Golden Boy at the moment are on the lookout for a brand new fighter for Sadam Ali to tackle

"I have to discover a proper-hander with an analogous fashion. We have to attempt to discover a new opponent as a result of Ramadan is coming and through Ramadan, Sadam gained't be capable of practice, so if the date is postponed he's taking a look at a good longer postponement."

Smith, 29, hopes the fight could be rearranged shortly.

He stated: "I'm bitterly dissatisfied that I’ve been pressured to postpone my fight with Sadam Ali to a later date.

“A current sickness has severely impacted on my coaching schedule, leaving me with no selection however to postpone the Might 12 date.

“I've been out of coaching for eight days. We're unsure precisely what was improper with me nevertheless it seems to be some type of allergic response.

"I'm not injured and I'm hoping that the fight may be rescheduled shortly.

 Sadam Ali, right, beat Miguel Cotto in December to claim the WBO belt

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Sadam Ali, proper, beat Miguel Cotto in December to say the WBO belt

"I'm gutted for Ali and all of the followers that have been wanting ahead to watching the fight.

"I'd wish to thank Golden Boy promotions and my promoter Frank Warren for engaged on a brand new date for the fight.

"Ali is a world-class fighter and I have to be absolutely ready for once I step within the ring with him. I need to give the followers a fight to recollect."

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Smith was awarded his obligatory standing after beating Liam Williams in a WBO tremendous welterweight eliminator on the Metro Radio Area in Newcastle in November final yr.

He appeared set to face then champion Miguel Cotto, however Ali, 29, went on to beat the Puerto Rican by way of a unanimous determination in December.

This may have been Smith’s first world title fight since his ninth spherical KO loss to Mexican Saul ‘Canelo’ Alvarez in September 2016 when his misplaced the WBO belt.

LIAM SMITH has been pressured to withdraw from his world title bout towards Sadam Ali after developing a nasty skin condition.