West Lothian native Kieran Smith has seemingly made the transition from the amateur ranks to the professional ranks with ease.
The hard hitting and technically gifted Super Welterweight has racked up five wins in his opening five contests without a glove barely being laid on he 23 year old. The 2014 Team Scotland Commonwealth Games representative is now focused on making an impact as a professional and will look to put on another flawless display on the Lock Stock Promotions June 11th show at Glasgow’s Marriott Hotel.
The June 11th show consists of two title fights; which see Craig Kelly facing off against Stefan Sanderson for the British Challenge Light Welterweight title as well as the Scottish Bantamweight title being contested between Scott Allan and Scott McCormack. ‘Chopper’ Smith weighed in on the show as a whole and what fans can expect from himself and the evenings action.
“I’m focused on my fight firstly and foremost. I want to make sure I put on another good display for my supporters. I want to fight for titles this year and I’m only going to be able to by putting on eye catching performances.”
Smith has recently given up his day job to go full time as a professional. Having the freedom to train without work restraints is an obvious advantage for a fighter to have and the Whitburn Super Welterweight is already feeling the benefits of being a full time professional.
“I’ve finished work and I’m now a full time pro. I’m really happy with that as I don’t have to rush to training and I get the rest I need. I have a great coach and a great strength and conditioner on board; and I’m making sure my sessions are done properly. If a warm up or warm down takes twenty minutes then that’s how long it takes. I live the right way and train the right way and being a full time pro will only help me in my career.”
Smith represented Scotland at the Commonwealth Games, losing out to the eventual winner Anthony Fowler. The well traveled amateur star has all the ingredients to go a long way in the professional ranks and is already eyeing title fights in the not so distant future.
“I have a great team in Willie Limond, Lock Stock Promotions and MPC Communications who will guide me the correct way. I want to have maybe two more fights then I’m happy to fight anyone at 154. I have no beef with any fighter at my weight but I want titles and will fight anyone put in front of me to get them.”
The June 11th show at Glasgow’s Marriott Hotel consists of two title fights as well as former amateur standouts Kieran Smith and Craig Macintyre both in action. Tickets are available from all the boxers on the bill. Ticket prices £50 which includes a buffet meal or £100 which in inclusive of a four course meal. Value for money boxing and hospitality!