British super lightweight champion Dalton Smith has put pen to paper to extend his promotional deal with Matchroom Boxing.
One of the most sought after prospects in Britain will be fighting on DAZN’s streaming platform as he signs a mult-fight deal with Matchroom.
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Smith turned professional back in 2019 under the tutelage of his father, Grant, whilst his promoter was confirmed to be Matchroom.
‘Thunder’ has been moved at a steady pace, and picked up titles throughout his 13 fight thus far. On August 6th this year, Smith had the opportunity to headline in his hometown of Sheffield, and he grabbed the opportunity with both hands as he brutally stopped Sam O’Maison in six rounds to pick up the vacant British super lightweight title.
However, Smith’s last fight against Kaisee Benjamin was a mandatory defence of his title, and purse bids were won by Ben Shalom’s BOXXER. Many thought that the British champion was joining BOXXER, especially when he was a pundit for their November 27th show on Sky.
Speaking to Matchroom, Smith explained what he looks to achieve under his new deal.
“I’m delighted to sign a multi-fight extension with Matchroom Boxing,
“2022 was a huge success. I was nice and active, added the British Title to the collection and headlined at Sheffield Arena.
“2023 I need to build on that by staying busy, winning the British Title for keeps and adding more Titles. I want to be closing the year selling out the arena before turning my attention onto Hillsborough and World Titles in 2024.”
Promoter Eddie Hearn also expressed his delight in securing a deal with Smith.
“I’m delighted to extend our deal with one of the very best talents in world boxing Dalton Smith,
“Dalton and his team enjoyed a brilliant 2022 that saw him pick up the British Super-Lightweight Title in his first headline fight in Sheffield back in August. Some huge nights at Sheffield Arena lay ahead for Dalton as we continue to guide him towards the top of the 140lbs division and a dream fight at the home of his beloved Sheffield Wednesday.”
Smith will return in 2023 where he will look to build on the success he had in 2023.