Among the precise champion prospects successful British boxing, Dalton Smith has much rubric glory successful his sights this year.
The super-lightweight prospect, the latest endowment disconnected Sheffield’s sparking accumulation line, is backmost successful enactment connected Saturday arsenic helium seeks to widen his grounds to 10-0 against Ray Moylette connected the undercard of Kiko Martinez vs Josh Warrington.
Alongside his begetter and trainer Grant, the duo person worked unneurotic successful climbing the nonrecreational ranks since making the power successful 2019 having opted against a tally astatine the 2020 Olympics successful Tokyo.
Smith collected the archetypal of what is expected to beryllium galore titles erstwhile helium picked up the English loop with a polished show against Lee Appleyard successful Manchester past May, blasting his rival with sharp, close shots en way to a sixth circular stoppage win.
Next up was a travel to Austria to prime up the WBA Intercontinental strap with a points triumph implicit Brian Pelaez.
With the British rubric precocious vacated by Sam Maxwell, it is an evident adjacent people for the 25-year-old arsenic helium seeks to adjacent the spread connected those astatine the apical of his division.
‘I haven’t truly got a timeline successful my head. I instrumentality each combat arsenic it comes but my extremity end is to go a satellite champion and I judge I will,’ Smith told Metro.co.uk.
‘I person got a agelong mode to spell and I cognize I inactive person got a batch of proving to bash and a batch much titles to triumph on the way. But I volition get there.
‘With Sam Maxwell vacating the belt, it is different opportunity. Touch wood I travel done this combat [against Moylette] with flying colours and I privation to beryllium chasing that British rubric aft this. I don’t privation to look excessively acold up but wherefore not, I would emotion to situation for the British this year.’