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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.

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