Advertisement
Advertisement
Boxingscene.com

Undercard Taking Shape for Abraham-Smith 9/27 Show

By Shaun Brown

Paul Smith will be comforted to know that he won't have to march alone in his title challenge versus super middleweight champion Arthur Abraham, which comes September 27 in Kiel, Germany. The veteran contender will be accompanied by younger brother Stephen Smith and Kal Yafai, both of whom have been added to the bill in supporting bouts, while 2012 Olympic Gold medalist Luke Campbell could also join his Matchroom Sport stablemates on the bill. 

Smith (35-3, 20KOs), who now works in association with Eddie Hearn’s Matchroom Sport will be aiming to cause a big upset on the road when he steps up for his first ever world title challenge in a 38 fight career that has spanned over 12 years.

His younger brother, Stephen 20-1 (12 KOs), the second of the four fighting Smith siblings will be fighting on German soil for the second time in his career after a first round knockout victory over Arpad Vass on the Vitali Klitschko-Dereck Chisora world heavyweight title bill in 2012. ‘Swfity’ is edging increasingly closer to a world title shot of his own at super featherweight with the current Silver belt holder at no.3 in the WBC rankings and no.9 with the IBF respectively.

Kal Yafai 11-0 (8 KOs) was due to defend his Commonwealth super flyweight title against Luke Wilton on Aug 30 in Dublin but that show has been postponed after Matthew Macklin’s trainer, Jamie Moore, was shot in Marbella. Macklin was due to headline that night’s card. 

Yafai, may well find himself adding to his title collection as BoxingScene.com understands that his 12th fight could be for an IBF intercontinental title.

Campbell's status in relation to the Sep 27 bill may well be confirmed this week. The lightweight prospect makes his foreign pro debut on the Shawn Porter-Kell Brook undercard this Saturday night in California.

Shaun Brown is the UK Editor at Boxing Scene and a contributor to Boxing Monthly. He can be contacted at [email protected] with any news, views or stories you may have.

User Comments and Feedback (Register For Free To Comment) Post a Comment - View More User Comments (0)
Top Headlines Muhammad Waseem May Land Eliminator in Fall, Says Manager Sugar Ray: Spence Must Use Tactics I Did With Hagler To Beat Brook Amir Khan: Very Few Fighters Can Fill Wembley - I'm One of Them! Beltran: I Should No Problem Getting Green Card After That KO Gary Russell Jr. - If No Unification Next, I Plan To Move Up Thurman: Hard To Be Confident in Brook, He Hasn't Proved It at 147 Berchelt: Miura a True Warrior, Confident I'll Leave With My Belt Juan Manuel Marquez Return Still in Play For July, Says Nacho Team Uzcategui Will Push For No-Contest, Dirrell Rematch Order Ryota Murata Feeling Good About Career Despite Shocking Loss Brook: No Issues With Weight, Close To 147 For Spence Defense ABC Calls For Ban of Dirrell's Trainer Due To Post-Fight Assault Promoter: David Benavidez Will Roll Over Everyone Shelly Vincent Tops Broadway Boxing Card, June 3 Mayweather on Canelo-GGG: May, September Are My Dates Video: Floyd Mayweather, Anthony Joshua Come Together in UK Michael Walsh Eyes Comeback, Set To Return On June 2 Ian Tims vs. Luke Watkins For Vacant Irish Belt, June 10 In Belfast Joshua: Mayweather-McGregor is Bigger With Me on Undercard Adrien Broner To Spend Three Days in Jail For Contempt Charge Groves Admits a Loss To Chudinov Could Be End of His Career Duva: Barrera Was Right on Beterbiev, Smith Deal Easy To Make Agitated Arum: HBO, Showtime Don’t Own the Boxing Business! Mayweather Confident He Would School Golovkin in 'Easy' Fight Big Changes at 108: BoxingScene Ratings Update Frankie Gavin To Return, June 3 In Scotland Brook vs. Spence: Lawrence Okolie To Face Russell Henshaw Video: Anthony Joshua Talks Klitschko, Mayweather, Future, More Brook: After Beating Spence, I Want Thurman Unification Next! Coldwell Hopes Lewis Taylor Shocks Jamie Cox on Brook-Spence Amir Khan Not Happy With WBC's Decision, May Target Peterson Why Do Boxing Robberies Continue To Happen? Video: Shakur Stevenson Talks About Second Pro Fight, Future Deontay Wilder Hopes Joseph Parker Fight Can Come Together Mayweather Expects Davis To Be a Star, Spence To Beat Brook Abel Sanchez: I'd Hate To See Mayweather Get '50' With McGregor Video: Ray Beltran Talks Big Win, Getting His Green Card Crawford: Pacquiao is The Only Fight We're Really Looking For BJ Flores Ready To Step in For Shannon Briggs and Face Oquendo Mayweather: No Rush To Make Davis-Lomachenko Unification
Advertisement

Latest Active Forum Threads
Advertisement
Advertisement