Newspaper article Manchester Evening News

Smith Sets Sights on Cotto after Kelly Clash

Newspaper article Manchester Evening News

Smith Sets Sights on Cotto after Kelly Clash

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WHILE Liam Smith might be defending his WBO light middleweight title against Jimmy Kelly at the Manchester Arena on Saturday, he admits that he has bigger names in his sights.

Wythenshawe boxer Kelly will hope to become Manchester's latest world champion this weekend when he goes up against Bolton-trained Smith.

Smith will be looking to throw a spanner in those works though, and then wants to kick on to some huge fights in 2016.

"I know Kelly is going to go into the ring thinking this is his big chance but I'm not going to give him an inch the fight," said Smith.

"I have big ambitions and I'm not going to be foolish to overlook the threat he will bring. There are some major fights for me if I come through this one and certainly Miguel Cotto is right up there as one of the names I want to face. …

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