Chris Billam-Smith has warned Isaac Chamberlain he will be facing a hostile crowd when they fight on Saturday night.
Live on Sky Sports Billam-Smith will headline the main event at home in Bournemouth at the town’s International Centre.
The event marks the 31-year-old’s first fight since recently parting ways with Matchroom. On the night Billam-Smith will look to inch closer to a world title opportunity as he defends his European and Commonwealth Cruiserweight titles.
Ahead of the event ‘The Gentleman’ told Sky Sports:
“I think (Chamberlain will be mentally tested). It’s going to be loud in there, he’s obviously going to have a very hostile crowd towards him.”
Billam-Smith is unbeaten in six fights, since losing to fellow Sky Sports fighter Richard Riakporhe, and half of the opponents haven’t heard the final bell.
In contrast Chamberlain has had two fights less in that time and hasn’t fought at the same type of level.
However, he did wipe out Dilan Prasovic with a body shot seven months ago. The same opponent who was an unworthy challenger to Lawrence Okolie’s WBO World title three months earlier. On that occasion the champion got the job done in three rounds.
Billam-Smith says Chamberlain is in for a demanding night’s work come Saturday night.
“I think every spar I have, every fight I have is gruelling for my opponents because of the way I fight, and I think that’s one of my best attributes so I think it will definitely be gruelling for him both mentally and physically.”