Feature | Aug 28 2019

Dalton Smith looks to prove his quality

Dalton Smith speaks to Matt Bevan ahead of his outing on the Lomachenko-Campbell undercard at the O2 on Saturday
Dalton Smith
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DALTON SMITH will be looking to build on an impressive victory in his last outing, as he enters the ring for the third time in the pro ranks on the undercard of Vasyl Lomachenko and Luke Campbell’s world lightweight unification clash at the O2 Arena in London on Saturday.

The 22-year-old Sheffield prospect picked up a British boxing rarity in July, on his last appearance on Sky Sports Box Office, as he became just the fourth man to stop the vastly experienced Ibrar Riyaz, and the first since 2013, also at the O2 Arena.

Although not a highly regarded accolade by any stretch of the imagination, it was a glimpse into the potential Smith has and the decorated former amateur star knows that it is a win that will provide him with confidence that he can deliver on the hype that has followed since he turned over earlier this year.