Liam Smith and Shane Mosley have started a public war of words following Smith's stunning WBO World Super-Welterweight title win on Saturday against American John Thompson.
Smith, 27, became the first of the famous fighting brothers to claim world honours last Saturday in Manchester, and used his post-fight interview to say the biggest names in the division, including 44-year-old Mosley, should now be chasing him.
Speaking immediately after his maiden world title win, the popular Scouser said: "I’d be a liar if I said I never looked past Thompson but the situation that it was, I just did.
"I seen Shane Mosley calling out Cornelius Bundrage last week and he doesn’t even have a world title. I have the world title now, so Shane Mosley should be calling me out."
Those comments prompted former three-weight World Champion Mosley to light the blue touch paper on social media, sparking the following explosive exchange!
@ShaneMosley_ ay silly bollucks, didn't once disrespect you, old man. So don't start.— Liam Smith (@LiamBeefySmith) October 11, 2015
@ShaneMosley_ 😂😂😂😂😂 mate, u let mayorga grab your woman's Arse an done nothing about it, say no more mate. Have fun in the gym— Liam Smith (@LiamBeefySmith) October 11, 2015
I'm just giving ol beefy what he asked for. Didn't he ask for this? Your welcome Beefy. See how nice I am! https://t.co/hJXcd9MEvd— Shane Mosley (@ShaneMosley_) October 11, 2015
@ShaneMosley_ 😂😂😂 couldn't be arsed with all the shite talk on here. Have a good one mate 👍🏼— Liam Smith (@LiamBeefySmith) October 11, 2015