Liam Smith vs Jaime Munguia: Beefy gets world title shot and will fight Mexican for WBO super-welterweight title

LIAM SMITH has sealed a world title shot against WBO super-welterweight champ Jaime Munguia.

It will be a chance for the Liverpool boxer to reclaim the title he lost after he was stopped by Canelo Alvarez back in September 2016.

 Liam Smith is ready to go to war again and reclaim a belt he famously wore around his own waist two years ago

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Liam Smith is ready to go to war again and reclaim a belt he famously wore around his own waist two years ago

Smith was forced to pull out of a fight for the belt against Sadam Ali on May 12 after suffering from a skin condition.

Munguia took his place for that fight, and battered Ali with a fourth round stoppage.

But now Smith has got his chance to bag the coveted belt – but it certainly won't come easy.

Munguia has won all of his 29 fights, stopping 25 opponents on the way.

 Will Liam Smith be raising his hands in triumph on July 21 when he challenges Jaime Munguia for the world title at the Hard Rock Casino in Las Vegas

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Will Liam Smith be raising his hands in triumph on July 21 when he challenges Jaime Munguia for the world title at the Hard Rock Casino in Las Vegas
 Liam Smith bounced back from the defeat to Canelo by defeating Liam Williams twice

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Liam Smith bounced back from the defeat to Canelo by defeating Liam Williams twice

Smith's promoter Frank Warren told Boxing News: “That fight’s on.

“It’s a tough fight. This guy, he’s the next big thing for them. He’s a big puncher, there’s no doubt about that.

"But as I always said, in boxing it’s not just about who’s the biggest puncher.”

The Hard Rock casino in Las Vegas will host the fight on July 21.

Liam Smith reacts to his WBO light-middleweight title loss to Canelo Alvarez

SunSport reported how an allergic reaction cut short Smith's world title aspirations back in April.

Speaking at the time. Smith said: "I'm bitterly disappointed that I have been forced to postpone my fight with Sadam Ali to a later date.

“A recent illness has severely impacted on my training schedule, leaving me with no choice but to postpone the May 12 date."

But now he has a new date of destiny, and will be hoping to bring that world title back to a famous boxing family.

He is the bother of Paul, who retired this week, and also middleweight world title challenger Callum and Stephen.

LIAM SMITH has sealed a world title shot against WBO super-welterweight champ Jaime Munguia.