Advertisement
Advertisement
Boxingscene.com

Brayd Smith, Shogo Sakai Ready For War at Rumours

If pictures could tell a story, then there certainly was a story to be told at today’s official press conference. Rising featherweight stars Brayd ‘The Great White’ Smith and Shogo Sakai went face to face ahead of Friday night’s main event on, ‘Smithy brings the big fights 3’ when they fight for the vacant WBF Asia Pacific Youth title at Rumours International n March 8th. 

Smith, a former Australian amateur golden gloves champion, will face his biggest test yet in the ring, in what is set to be both fighters first shot at a professional title. Smith, who is quickly making his mark on the national and international scene, is coming of a stellar 2012 where he went 4-0 with 3 impressive stoppages, said  “I’ve always dreamed of winning a world title, ever since I was a boy and I’ve grown up watching Michael Katsidis and my father on their journey winning titles. This is the first step for me in my career and I’m so honoured to be fighting for my first title, in my home town and I’m ready to show Toowoomba and the world what I am capable of.”

Smith’s trainer and manager Brendon Smith said “I’m really proud of Brayd, every task I’ve ever put in front of him; he’s never asked any questions. For such a short pro and amateur career, he has accepted all the media and support around him and has handled it very well. He is showing his maturity is well above his age and experience. Shogo is a good fighter, I’ve seen a bit of footage of him, he’s tidy and he is a hungry young fighter at the start of his journey, just like Brayd, They will certainly bring the house down on Friday night.”

Sakai made it short and sweet at the press conference stating, “I want this belt and I’m going to knock him out.”

Tickets are $75 for ringside and $45 for general and are selling fast at Smithy’s Gym and the Hotel Norville in Toowoomba. Don’t forget the pre fight drinks and after fight party at the Hotel Norville.

AMATEUR

6.30  Gavan Hornery v Guy Rayfield
6.40 Ben Whitaker v Josh King
6.50 James Katz v Mathew Stiptevic
7.00 Sam Williams v Allan Nicholson
7.10 Brandon Spain v Henry Tolton
7.20 Steve Spark v Jacob Ng

PRO
7.40 Darren Askew v Mike Reid
8.00 Josh Webb v Dale Ryan
8.20 Will Young v Dereck Webber
8.40 Kris George v Jay Thompson
9.00 Tressa Lindenberg v Vicky Gilbert

MAIN EVENT
9.40 Braydon Smith v Shogo Sakai

Tags:
User Comments and Feedback (Register For Free To Comment) Post a Comment - View More User Comments (0)
Top Headlines Sergey Lipinets To Return on Thurman vs. Garcia Undercard Chavez Sr: You've Seen The Best of Canelo, Not Julio - He Will Win Video: Izu Ugonoh Interview, Training For Dominic Breazeale Two Rio Olympians Ready To Be Showcased on Telemundo Jose Pedraza Eyes 135 Debut in May or June, Robert Easter Shot Michael Watson "Overwhelmed" By Support After Vicious Attack Photos: Canelo, Chavez Jr. Come Together in Mexico City Oleksandr Gvozdyk vs. Yunieski Gonzalez in Play, April 8 on HBO Marco Huck Training With Urkal For Mairis Briedis Showdown Pearson vs. DeLoach Tops ShoBox Triple on February 24 Canelo vs. Chavez Jr. - Ticket Information Klitschko: Fury Played Mental Games With Me, Destroyed Himself Ugonoh's Coach: A Win Over Breazeale Could Lead To Wilder Scott Quigg Leaves Joe Gallagher, Teams Up With Freddie Roach Trainer: Chavez Jr. Will Face The Best Possible Version of Canelo! Chad Dawson: Adonis Stevenson is NOT a Real World Champion! Adrien Broner-Adrian Granados: Post-Fight Report Card Rakeem Noble: Beating Tommy Coyle Opens Doors For Me Frankie Gavin Leaves Max McCracken, Joins Eastside Gym Ivan Dychko Turns Pro, Eyes Anthony Joshua Rematch Tommy Coyle To Face Rakeem Noble In Hull; Kofi Yates Out Haye: I Know I Can Beat Joshua, I Want To Fight Him Next Hunter Says Canelo is Doing Golovkin Dirty With Flat Fee Offer Klitschko Banking on Experience To Push Him Past Joshua "Fighting Words" - Thomas Williams Jr. Took the Hard Way Out Broner: I'm Not Gonna Lie; Granados Hurt Me One Time in Fight Igor Mikhalkin Aims To Get Back in The Mix After PED Mess Photo: Chavez Jr. Arrives To Mexico City Looking Very Slim Magomed Madiev, Khegai, Agadzhanyan Win in Moscow Promoter: To Gain Credibility, Beterbiev Has To Fight on The Road Adrien Broner vs. Adrian Granados - CompuBox Punch Stats Martinez Will Give Advice To Sosa Ahead of Lomachenko Fight Showtime's Espinoza on Joshua Gaining U.S. Fans, Wilder Clash Kovacs Retains WBO Euro Belt, Imre Szello Beats Garrett Wilson Broner Says He Fought For Nine-Plus Rounds With Broken Hand Avni Yildirim Crushes Alexander Sushchyts in One Broner Explains Why Mayweather Didn't Attend Granados Fight Arthur Abraham vs. Robin Krasniqi at Congress Center in Erfurt Broner: I Spoke to Bob Arum Recently About Making Pacquiao Fight Nathan Gorman Blows Away Gogita Gorgiladze With Quick KO
Advertisement
Latest Active Forum Threads
Advertisement
Advertisement