Ahead of his hotly-anticipated rematch with Liam Williams, Liam Smith has been sparring Super-Middleweight Darryll Williams.

Smith meets the Welshman in Newcastle on November 11th after their controversial first fight back in April.

Despite winning the bout, he admitted he had a poor start at the Manchester Arena and also missed weight beforehand. This time around Smith is determined to leave no stone unturned in training.

Tough spar with @liambeefysmith 6 rounds in a gym that has the heat of Jamaica thanks for the work.

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"Tough spar with Liam Smith. 6 rounds in a gym that has the heat of Jamaica, thanks for the work," Williams posted on Instagram on Wednesday.

"He is really strong for his size, I thought I could out-muscle him on the inside but he held his own. I think the rematch will be even better than their first fight which was an absolute barn burner. In a way Smith will know what to expect from Williams this time," he added.

The Londoner, who operates two weight divisions above Smith, won the English Title against Jahmaine Smyle earlier this year and is aiming to return before the end of the year.

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