BOXING: Chatteris prospect Jack Smith prepares to take on Britain’s smallest fighter at the York Hall
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Jack Smith insists he’s not fazed by any problems that Britain’s shortest professional fighter could pose him on Saturday night.
The Chatteris fighter is only two bouts into his professional career but faces surely one of the most awkward opponents he will come across in the super flyweight division in the form 4 foot 11 inch fighter, Reiss Taylor, at the York Hall.
But Smith, who is looking for his second win in the paid ranks, isn’t paying any attention to the hype that surrounds his pint-sized opponent known as ‘Showy.’
“I’ve just been focusing on doing my own thing,” he said.
“We have a good idea what he’s about and we’ve been working on stuff in the gym but nothing specifically.
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“My weight is really good and I came down to the weight comfortably. There were no injuries or illnesses and I’ve had a good, long camp with no faults.”
Smith, 19, claimed an impressive points win in his last outing in the summer and hopes another win this weekend will be the springboard for him to enjoy a successful 2018.
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“I’ll hopefully get a good win and be back out in March,” he said.
“After that I may look to step it up to six rounders and in a year’s time I’d like be making a name for myself and boxing on big shows.
“I’ve boxed at the York Hall as an amateur before and it was a good experience but as a professional it will be even better with all of my supporters behind me.
“It’s a famous place so I’m looking to put on a performance. I’ve been to a lot of the Goodwin shows at the York Hall and there always seem to be a great atmosphere there.”