Queensberry’s April thirtieth present on ESPN+ and BT Sport, headlined by Moruti Mthalane vs. Sunny Edwards and in addition that includes Michael Conlan vs. Ionut Baluta, formally grew to become a tripleheader yesterday when BT Sport revealed a British tremendous welterweight eliminator between Troy Williamson and Kieran Smith.
Because the Tweet states, the winner will get subsequent crack at Ted Cheeseman, who’s coming off a terrific stoppage of JJ Metcalf final weekend.
The 29-year-old Williamson (15-0-1, 11 KO) can be trying to regain momentum after a tricky determination win over Harry Scarff, which snapped a six-fight stoppage streak. “Chopper” Smith (16-0, 7 KO), in the meantime, makes his first look since a November 2019 determination over unbeaten Italian Vincenzo Bevilacqua.
Troy Williamson mentioned: “It’s a good battle and he is an effective fighter. It’s one I’m taking very critically and I can’t wait to get the ball rolling.
“It’s a large battle, with so much at stake being a closing eliminator for the British, and there’s a little bit of beef behind it as a result of I beat him as an beginner again in 2015. It was within the Tri-Nations semi-final and it was a close-ish battle so there’s a little bit of historical past there.
“I’ve not seen a lot of his professional profession however I do know he’s ranked above me within the Boxrec scores and I respect him as a fighter. I agree with him that he has been prevented however I additionally suppose I’m myself.
“This can be simply the beginning and the place I’ll announce myself on the large stage.”
Kieran Smith mentioned: “I’m very excited to be again out in a giant battle, and on a giant present on BT Sport. The final 18 months has been irritating for me because it has been for a lot of, however I’m right here now and able to kick on.
“It’s a disgrace we will’t get followers in for this one however I’m used to combating in empty halls because it’s what all of us did as amateurs on nationwide groups all around the world.
“With this being a closing eliminator for the British title, the plan is to win this after which push on for that belt. The super-welterweight division is flourishing in the mean time and there are such a lot of large home fights.
“It’s only one step at a time although, my full focus is on beating Troy.”
Three well-matched fights on a Friday? Signal me the hell up.