Callum Smith will take on former Prizefighter champion Patrick Mendy for the English super-middleweight title on September 21 in Liverpool, in a match that is highly anticipated by pay per head sportsbooks.
The 23-year-old proved to be impressive in his last wins, all made by way of first round stoppages, and price per head services saw that he was propelled into a title shot after only seven professional fights.
Pay per head sportsbooks know that Smith fights on Merseyside for only the second time in his career, and said that he’s ready to step up to title action against the boxer from Reading.
“It’s brilliant to be fighting for my first title in front of a Liverpool crowd,” said Smith. “The Olympia is a great venue for the fans and I’m sure they’ll get behind me and roar me on.
“Patrick has been around for a long time even though he’s younger than me, so he’ll fancy his chances of beating me but I’m flying at the moment and I’m ready for the longer fights.”
Pay per head sportsbooks remember that in 2010, Mendy turned into the youngest Prizefighter winner, but his career failed to advance, with a current count of 14-6-1 with only one stoppage win.
However, his greater experience means that Smith will step up in class, and pay per head sportsbooks everywhere would really like to see the boxer move up in the sport.
“This is a really tough fight for Callum but he’s definitely ready for it,” said Hearn. “He’s been blowing fighters away in the first round but he’s worked hard in the gym and ten hard rounds is not a problem for him.
“Patrick’s career has stalled slightly since winning Prizefighter but he’s only 22 and he’s got a lot of experience for someone so young and it’s a great chance for him to get back on the map – it should be a cracking fight.”
The meeting is one of four title matches on what promises to be a very exciting night at the Olympia.
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Derry Mathews will defend his Commonwealth lightweight title when he faces Curtis Woodhouse on home turf, while Erick Ochieng and Liam Smith fight for the empty British light-middleweight title.