- Dalton Smith Defends His British Title Against Commonwealth Champion Sam Maxwell
- Sheffield vs Liverpool Clash Headlines At The Sheffield Arena Live On DAZN
- Smith vs Maxwell Running Order And Other Important Details Now Confirmed
Sheffield’s British Super Lightweight champion Dalton Smith (14-0, 10 KOs) and Liverpool’s Commonwealth Titleist, Sam Maxwell (17-1, 11 KOs) collide in a thrilling domestic battle this Saturday, July 1 at the Utlita Arena in Sheffield, England live on DAZN.
Smith headlined for the first time when he stopped Sam O’maison for the British title in their Yorkshire derby last August; 5,000+ fans were in attendance.
He has made two defences since, in Manchester against Kaisee Benjamin last November and in Nottingham with Billy Aillington in the opposite corner this February.
This marks his third and final title defence to win the Lonsdale belt outright and with two underwhelming performances in his last two fights, he will be hoping for a strong performance and a spectacular knockout in his return to Sheffield.
Maxwell, a solid domestic-level operator, previously controversially won the British title against Akeem Ennis Brown in 2021.
A shock defeat at the hands of Mexican Alejandro Meneses in 2022, however, has left the former Team GB member needing a big win in the away corner.
Smith vs Maxwell Undercard
Hopey Price (10-0, 3 KOs) and James Beech Jnr (15-4, 2 KOs) collide for the vacant WBA Continental Featherweight Title.
Price will struggle to better, or even match, that display but Beech is battle-hardened and a solid domestic-level test for the 23-year-old Leeds southpaw.
A first professional title could await 2020 Olympic silver medallist Pat McCormack (4-0, 3 KOs) against the former Welsh champion Tony Dixon (14-4, 4 KOs) as the pair meet for the WBA Continental Super Welterweight championship.
McCormack had his first two bouts under Probellum before inking with Matchroom last October. He has produced two somewhat underwhelming performances against negative, tough opponents and now hopes to display an impressive masterclass and a highlight-reel knockout that will push his name up the list of the best prospects in the country.
Brazilian amateur star Beatriz Ferreria (2-0, 1 KO) meets Mexico’s Karla Ramos Zamora (10-9-1, 3 KOs) in an eight-round Super-Featherweight contest.
Zamora stopped Jessica Camara inside four rounds in her last contest. Many felt Camara did enough to beat Kali Reis in their 2021 unified title fight.
A big step up for Ferreria but there is a lot of confidence in her ability as the Brazilian is seen as not only one of the best prospects in women’s boxing but the heir to Alycia Baumgardner’s 130-pound throne.
Hull’s Lewis Sylvester (11-0, 3 KOs) and Hartlepool’s Adam Cope (7-0, 1 KO) contest the vacant English Lightweight Title.
Sylvester and Cope, undefeated domestic talents colliding not only for a championship but regular TV slots, is the kind of 50-50 fight we often miss in British boxing.
Junaid Bostan (5-0, 5 KOs) steps up against Midlands Area Champion Ryan Amos (11-0) over eight rounds at Super Welterweight.
Mansfield Super-Bantamweight Nico Leivars (3-0-1) fights Madrid’s Alberto Motos (4-0) over six rounds.
Yorkshire’s Cory O’Regan (9-0, 1 KO) takes on Jordan Ellison (14-47-3, 1 KO) in a six-round Lightweight contest to kick off the evening’s action.
Smith vs Maxwell Running Order
Before The Bell 5:15 pm BST
Cory O’Regan vs Jordan Ellison (6 Rounds Lightweight)
Nico Leivars vs Alberto Motos (6 Rounds Super Bantamweight)
Beatriz Ferreira vs Karlos Zamora (8 Rounds Super Featherweight)
Main Card 7:00 pm BST
Lewis Sylvester vs Adam Cope (English Lightweight Title)
Junaid Bostan vs Ryan Amos (8 Rounds Super Welterweight)
Hopey Price vs James Beech Jnr (WBA Continental Featherweight Title)
Pat McCormack vs Tony Dixon (WBA Continental Super Welterweight Title)
Dalton Smith vs Sam Maxwell (British And Commonwealth Super Lightweight Titles)
Smith vs Maxwell UK Start Time, TV Channel, And Tickets
The preliminary action is scheduled to begin at 5:15 pm BST (12:15 pm ET, 9:15 am PT) (subject to change) on the Matchroom Boxing and DAZN YouTube channels with the main card a little while later at 7 pm BST (2 pm ET, 11 am PT) live on DAZN worldwide.
Main Event Ring Walks will occur at approximately 10:00 pm BST (5:00 pm ET, 3:00 pm PT). Stay tuned to NoSmokeSport.com for more details about the running order, undercard and fight week updates as they happen.
Dalton Smith vs Sam Maxwell– British And Commonwealth Super Lightweight Titles – Sat, July 1– Utilita Arena, Sheffield, UK – Live On DAZN
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