From Sheffield to the World: Dalton Smith’s Boxing Journey

Dalton Smith: Sheffield’s Rising Star Secures Matchroom Boxing Deal

In an electrifying display of skill and determination, Sheffield’s own Dalton Smith has inked a new multi-fight promotional agreement with Eddie Hearn’s Matchroom Boxing. This comes hot on the heels of his remarkable victory over Jose Zepeda, a fight that not only thrilled audiences worldwide on DAZN but also marked a significant milestone in Smith’s career.

A Victory to Remember

Dalton Smith, at 27 years of age and a former amateur standout, delivered a performance to remember by clinching the vacant WBC Silver Title. His triumph came in the fifth round, courtesy of a devastating body shot that left the seasoned Zepeda, a three-time World Title challenger, incapacitated on the mat. This victory is not just a feather in Smith’s cap; it places him squarely among the elite in the super-lightweight division, brimming with potential for major future matchups.

Ambitions and Aspirations

Smith, who is groomed for success by his father Grant at the Steel City Gym, has not only secured multiple titles including the British, Commonwealth, English, WBC International Silver, and WBA Intercontinental Titles but now sets his sights on even grander stages. Dreaming of a headline bout at Hillsborough, the home ground of Sheffield Wednesday, Smith also eyes the American boxing scene, where battles against notable names like former WBC and WBA World Champion Regis Prograis loom as tantalizing prospects.

“I’m delighted to extend my contract with Matchroom,” Smith shared, underscoring his deep-rooted association and future aspirations with the promotional giant. His words resonate with ambition and a clear vision for the journey ahead, not just within the bounds of Sheffield or the UK but on the global stage.

Matchroom Boxing’s Commitment

Eddie Hearn, the chairman of Matchroom Sport, echoed Smith’s enthusiasm, lauding his performance against Zepeda as a testament to his burgeoning prowess. Hearn’s vision for scaling events, from Sheffield Arena’s incremental capacity boosts to the iconic Hillsborough Stadium, highlights the expansive horizons that await Smith.

In the fiercely competitive super-lightweight division, Dalton Smith’s pact with Matchroom Boxing heralds an era of thrilling encounters and a pursuit of excellence. With Sheffield’s best now firmly within the Matchroom family, the stage is set for a saga of memorable battles, underscoring the vibrant future of boxing in the city and beyond.

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