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Smith pens new Matchroom deal

Exciting 140lbs talent Dalton Smith has signed a new five-fight deal with Matchroom Boxing.

Sheffield’s Smith is widely regarded as one of the finest prospects in British boxing and, after a stellar amateur career, has taken to the pros with aplomb in building an 8-0, 7 KOs record.

‘Thunder’ earned his first pro title in Manchester in May – winning the vacant English 140lbs belt against Lee Appleyard on a sixth-round stoppage.

Trained by father Grant at the Steel City Gym in Sheffield and managed by STN Sports, Smith feels Matchroom is the perfect partner in achieving his boxing dreams.

“I am delighted to make it three deals in only eight fights with Matchroom,” saidSmith. “Alongside STN Sports, who have been outstanding managing my career, I have the team in place that will give me the opportunity to achieve all my dreams.

“I want to bring world championship boxing to Hillsborough [Sheffield Wednesday’s football stadium] and this next five-fight roadmap feels like a big step towards that. Fans can expect to see me next year in tougher domestic challenges, competing for more titles and headlining in Sheffield.”

Promoter Eddie Hearn added: “I’m delighted to extend our promotional deal with Dalton Smith who I believe is a world champ in the waiting. Dalton has been faultless so far as a professional and I look forward to building him in Sheffield but also seeing him fight all over the world as we move forward as a team to the top of the 140lbs division.”