Boxer Liam Smith spotted playing football the day after winning title fight 1 month ago

Boxer Liam Smith spotted playing football the day after winning title fight

We've all played Sunday league with a hangover after a big night out, but not after a WBA international title fight

Boxer Liam Smith was spotted playing Sunday league football after securing the WBA super-welterweight title against Anthony Fowler on Saturday night.

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Smith was playing for local side Custy's FC against Allerton in the Liverpool Business Houses Premier League at the home of non-league side Bootle FC.

In his title fight, Smith was able to fend off fellow Liverpudlian Fowler in-front of a sell-out home crowd at the M&S Bank Arena, knocking down his opponent twice - one in the fifth - before referee Howard Foster called off the fight in the eighth round.

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It seems as though his exploits on Saturday night didn't stop him from having an impact on the pitch either, with Smith also scoring in the game too.

Earlier last month, the 33-year-old spoke of his love for playing football alongside his professional boxing career and how that as a kid, he had always dreamt of being a footballer.

"When I won my world title, I’d be a liar if I said I’d dreamt of the moment my whole life," said Smith.

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"I never. I dreamt of playing football. I was never going to lose that love for football, especially when I knock about with lads who still play.

"I’m just better at boxing than I am at football. I’m okay at football, I can play in a good game with good players. I can get by, but I’m probably too slow. I’m probably a very good player for a boxer, but an average player for a footballer."

Smith's loyalty to his side is just as impressive as his boxer career has been. The next time you're planning to avoid turning up to your Sunday league game because of a hangover, think again.

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