Dalton Smith and Sam O’maison to vie for vacant British 140-pound title on August 6

Dalton Smith. Picture courtesy of Matchroom Boxing

Dalton Smith will face Sam O’maison for the vacant British Tremendous-Light-weight Title on the Utilita Enviornment Sheffield on Saturday August 6, reside worldwide on DAZN (excluding Australia and New Zealand).

Smith (11-0, 9 KOs), one of many hottest prospects in world boxing, claimed his first professional title at Manchester Enviornment in Might 2021 – dominating Lee Appleyard and forcing a punishing sixth-round stoppage to earn the vacant English Title.

Sheffield’s most profitable beginner boxer of all time added the vacant WBA Intercontinental Title to his assortment by broadly outpointing Spain’s Brian Pelaez on the Worthersee Stadium in Klagenfurt, Austria 4 months later.

The 25-year-old halted Ray Moylette within the tenth and last spherical of a one-sided contest for the WBC Worldwide Silver Title on the First Direct Enviornment in Leeds in March earlier than defending that belt with a sixth-round stoppage win over robust Argentinian Mauro Perouene earlier this month in Cardiff.

O’maison (17-3-1, 7 KOs), a former English Tremendous-Light-weight Champion, shared two shut contests with Luton’s Kay Prospere in 2019, drawing the primary and shedding the second, earlier than returning to profitable methods with a factors win over Serge Ambomo in Might.

Derby Tremendous-Light-weight Sandy Ryan (3-1, 2 KOs) will get an instantaneous shot at redemption in opposition to Erica Anabella Farias (27-5, 10 KOs) after struggling her first defeat within the professionals by the hands of the previous World Champion from Argentina on the Leigh Wooden vs. Michael Conlan undercard in March.

Romford Heavyweight sensation Johnny Fisher (5-0, 4 KOs) returns to the ring after recovering from a hand harm that he suffered in his factors win over Gabriel Enguema in entrance of over 2,000 of his ‘Romford Bull Military’ on the well-known Alexandra Palace in February.

Hyde Light-weight prospect Campbell Hatton (7-0, 2 KOs) fights for the third time this yr after notching wins over Joe Ducker at The O2 in London in February and Ezequiel Gregores on the AO Enviornment in Manchester in April.

Leeds Tremendous-Bantamweight expertise Hopey Value (7-0, 3 KOs) will get his second outing of the yr, heavy-handed Manchester Cruiserweight Jordan Thompson (13-0, 11 KOs) appears to be like to make it two KOs from two fights in 2022 and there’s motion for Mansfield Bantamweight Nico Leivars (1-0) and Rotherham Tremendous-Welterweight professional debutant Junaid Bostan.

“World Championship boxing at Hillsborough’s the objective, so headlining the sector for the British Title is a good milestone alongside the best way,” stated Smith. “It’s a venue that has seen some big fights – Naz, Nelson, Hatton and Brook to call just a few. Now I really feel it’s my flip.

“Sam is heavy-handed and a clumsy southpaw, however I feel my finest beats his finest in order that’s what I must ship. It’s going to be a proper ambiance!”

“Once I came upon about this struggle I used to be over the moon, changing into British Champion has been a childhood dream of mine!” stated O’maison. “I do know Dalton pretty properly and sparred him just a few occasions so I do know this struggle gained’t be straightforward by any means, these calibre of fights by no means are however I 100% consider in myself. The icing on the cake for me is that it’s a Sheffield derby on the Sheffield Enviornment! Little question the ambiance can be electrical understanding Sheffield supporters! Roll on August 6.”

“It’s Sheffield vs. Sheffield for the distinguished British Tremendous-Light-weight Title on August 6 and an opportunity for one of the thrilling skills in world boxing Dalton Smith to headline his first ever present in his house metropolis,” stated Eddie Hearn, Matchroom Sport Chairman. “Dalton has been flawless to this point within the skilled ranks and I really consider that he’s a World Champion-in-waiting. He has a troublesome task in opposition to Sam O’maison and the sector is bound to be bouncing for an all-Sheffield fundamental occasion. Now we have a bunch of younger expertise seeking to make an impression on the undercard – catch all of it reside on DAZN.”

“Alongside the mega fights, DAZN are all the time seeking to showcase the perfect up and coming expertise round on our exhibits”, stated Ed Breeze, EVP Rights at DAZN. “This card has among the most fun younger fighters in British Boxing who’re destined for the very prime. This struggle evening is to not be missed! August 6, reside worldwide on DAZN.”

Ticket info will observe quickly.

Press launch courtesy of Matchroom Boxing.


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