It is shaping up to be one of the biggest cards in Toowoomba’s boxing history and now current WBC World youth silver featherweight champion “The Great White” Brayd Smith is set to defend his title on the undercard of “Smithy Brings the Big fights 7” on July 4 in Toowoomba. This will mark the first title defense for Smith, undefeated in 9 fights with 7 wins by KO, who won the WBC world youth silver title with an impressive first round KO over Filipino Gabriel Altarejos in October last year.
Under WBC rules a boxer must defend a world youth title every 120 days however Brayd was granted an extension by the WBC to take on the more experienced Argentinian Jose Saez in March. The bout which saw Brayd hear the final bell for only the second time of his career, proved a great learning experience that now sees him more ready then ever to defend his crown.
“I’m very honored to be able to defend my title,” said Brayd. “This WBC title holds a lot of prestige and it means a lot to me so you can be sure I will give my all to keep it. I learnt a lot from my last fight and I feel like I am improving every day in the gym. I cannot wait to step into the ring and the fact it will be on the undercard of Michael Katsidis vs Graham Earl 2 just makes it all the more special.”
While an opponent has not been announced yet, Brayd’s trainer/manager Brendon Smith said the WBC have narrowed it down to two boxers from Mexico and Japan with negotiations currently taking place.