April 28, 2022 11:40 PM
James Evans

Jessie Vargas vs Liam Smith Preview & Prediction


Where is Jessie Vargas vs Liam Smith taking place? Madison Square Garden, New York, USA

When is Jessie Vargas vs Liam Smith on and what time does it start? Sunday 1st May, 2022 – 02:00 (UK)

Where can I get tickets for Jessie Vargas vs Liam Smith? Visit this link for the latest ticket information

What channel is Jessie Vargas vs Liam Smith on? This fight will be shown live on DAZN


Coming off of a unanimous decision defeat to Mikey Garcia , Jessie Vargas (29-3-2) will be looking to get back to winning ways this weekend when he returns to the ring. It’s been over two years since Vargas last stepped foot inside the ring. Therefore, heading into this weekend’s showdown, Jessie will be itching to dust off the cobwebs and put on a show for the fans.

As for Liam Smith (30-3-1), the Englishman will be aiming to make it back to back wins for the first time since 2019 against Vargas. Smith is coming off of a TKO victory against Anthony Fowler back in October of 2021. Liam will be aiming to put in an impressive performance across the pond at the MSG.


Heading into this weekend’s clash, Vargas will have the home advantage. Jessie will be looking to use the home support to his advantage when he faces a tough Liam Smith. On paper, this should be a good fight. Jessie will have the edge in the overall boxing ability. However, Smith likes to be the aggressor in fights with his vicious power. With Vargas being out of action for a while, it’ll be intriguing to see how he will start. We suspect that Liam will be active and aggressive in his approach in the early rounds. However, once Vargas finds his rhythm, we believe that he will push forward and look to outpoint the Englishman. The fact that it’s taking place in the US could help Vargas on the scorecards.

Prediction: Jessie Vargas via decision - CLICK HERE FOR PARIMATCH'S WELCOME OFFER (BET £5, GET £30 IN BONUSES!)

Value Bet: Liam Smith via decision - CLICK HERE FOR PARIMATCH'S WELCOME OFFER (BET £5, GET £30 IN BONUSES!)

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