Dalton Smith will aim for domestic honours against Sam O’Maison live on DAZN.
Dalton Smith will face Sam O’Maison for the vacant British super-lightweight title at the Utilita Arena, Sheffield on Saturday, August 6, live worldwide on DAZN (excluding Australia and New Zealand).
Smith, one of the hottest prospects in world boxing, claimed his first pro title at Manchester Arena in May 2021 – dominating Lee Appleyard and forcing a punishing sixth-round stoppage to earn the vacant English title.
The 25-year-old halted Ray Moylette in the tenth and final round of a one-sided contest for the WBC International Silver belt at the First Direct Arena in Leeds in March before defending that belt with a sixth-round stoppage win over tough Argentinian Mauro Perouene earlier this month in Cardiff. O’maison, a former English champion at 140lbs, shared two close contests with Luton’s Kay Prospere in 2019, drawing the first and losing the second, before returning to winning ways with a points win over Serge Ambomo in May.
Derby super-lightweight Sandy Ryan gets an immediate shot at redemption against Erica Anabella Farias after suffering her first defeat in the pros at the hands of the former world champion from Argentina on the Leigh Wood vs. Michael Conlan undercard in March.
“World championship boxing at Hillsborough’s the goal, so headlining the arena for the British title is a great milestone along the way,” said Smith.
“It’s a venue that has seen some huge fights – Naz, Nelson, Hatton and Brook to name a few. Now I feel it’s my turn. Sam is heavy-handed and an awkward southpaw, but I think my best beats his best so that’s what I need to deliver.”
“It’s Sheffield vs. Sheffield for the prestigious British super-lightweight title on August 6 and a chance for one of the most exciting talents in world boxing, Dalton Smith, to headline his first ever show in his home city,” said Eddie Hearn, Matchroom Sport Chairman.
“Dalton has been flawless so far in the professional ranks and I truly believe that he is a world champion-in-waiting.”