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Jessie Vargas v Liam Smith - Boxing: All You Need to Know

Liverpudlian Liam Smith takes on Jesse Vargas in New York on Saturday, with both men hoping to use the fight as a springboard to another world title shot.

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After a number of delays, the fight has eventually got the go-ahead as the chief support to the historic clash between Katie Taylor and Amanda Serrano.

Both men have been world champions in the past and are looking to return to that level after recent defeats, with Smith 4/11 to come out on top.

When is Jessie Vargas v Liam Smith?

The fight will take place on Saturday the 30th of April.

What time is Jessie Vargas v Liam Smith?

The fight is due to take place around 9pm local time, which will be 2am Sunday 1st May GMT.

Where is Jessie Vargas v Liam Smith?

The bout is in New York City at the iconic Madison Square Garden. Smith has suffered two of his three losses in America, first against Canelo Alvarez in 2016 and then two years later to Jaime Mungia and this is his fourth time fighting Stateside.

Can I watch Jessie Vargas v Liam Smith on TV?

The fight is available to watch exclusively on DAZN, a channel and streaming service which is available for £7.99 a month.

Who is the favourite for Jessie Vargas v Liam Smith?

Liam Smith is the favourite, at 4/11 to get the victory, while Jessie Vargas is 2/1 to be crowned the winner and the draw is priced up at 16/1.

The fight is 4/6 to go the distance and 11/10 to be stopped before the 12 rounds are up.

Are there any belts on the line for Jessie Vargas v Liam Smith?

There are no belts on the line in this fight, but both men are looking to use the bout as a springboard to fight for world titles once more, which they have both done on several occasions.

What is Jessie Vargas' record?

Jessie Vargas has a professional record of 29 wins, three losses and two draws from his 34 fights. 11 of his 29 wins have come by way of knockout and all three of his defeats were on the judge's scorecards.

The Mexican's defeats have come against Timothy Bradley, Manny Pacquiao and Mikey Garcia, in his last fight.

What is Liam Smith's record?

Liam Smith has a professional record of 30 wins, three losses and one draw from 34 fights. 17 of his wins have come by way of knockout and one of his three defeats was a knockout.

His three defeats have come against Canelo Avarez, Jamie Mungia and Magomed Kurbanov.

Who is on the undercard for Jessie Vargas v Liam Smith?

Jesse Vargas and Liam Smith's fight is actually on the undercard for Katie Taylor aagainst Amanda Serrano.

Franchon Crews Dezurn faces Elin Cederroos for the WBC, WBA, IBF and WBO super-middleweight titles on the same card, while Austin Williams is set to take on Chordale Booker in a middleweight bout.

Olympic hero Galal Yafai faces Miguel Cartagena, while Reshat Mati does battle with Joe Eli Hernandez and Khalil Coe and William Langston round off the action on an action-packed card.

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