Dalton Smith's Next Fight Likely To Be Spain's Jon Fernandez On September 28

Dalton Smith’s Next Fight Likely To Be Against Spain’s Jon Fernandez On September 28

  • Matchroom Boxing won the purse bids for Dalton Smith vs Jon Fernandez
  • The company bid €187,500 outbidding Spain’s PCI Promotions (€160,025)
  • NSB understands that Dalton Smith’s next fight will likely be on September 28

Dalton Smith (16-0, 12 KOs) picked up the most impressive win of his career last time out when he stopped three-time title challenger Jose Zepeda in five rounds to win the WBC Silver championship and rise to the #3 ranking with the governing body.

Smith made his desire to face Adam Azim for the European super lightweight title known immediately after in the ring but Azim vacated his strap to pursue a fight with Harlem Eubank.

The Sheffield boxer was eventually ordered to face Spain’s Jon Fernandez (26-3, 22 KOs) for the vacant title.

Eddie Hearn’s Matchroom Boxing, the promoters for Smith, outbid Madrid-based PCI Promotions for the rights to stage the fight. NoSmokeBoxing understands that Matchroom bid €187,500 whilst PCI offered €160,025.

Dalton Smith Next Fight Likely Sep 28 In Sheffield

NoSmokeBoxing understands that Smith will likely face Fernandez atop a DAZN show on Saturday, September 28 at Sheffield’s Utilita Arena.

Fernandez has tasted defeat three times prior. The Spaniard was upset by O’Shaquie Foster on SHO BOX in 2018, dropped Michel Rivera but was stopped in the 8th round and was narrowly outpointed by domestic rival Samuel Molina in 2022.

The 28-year-old based in Las Vegas is a big puncher with 22 KOs in his 26 wins and is coming off three straight wins including a decision against Jezzrel Corrales.

By Darshan Desai

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