Smith vs Benjamin To Land In Birmingham; Live On Sky Sports
Ben Shalom’s BOXXER in association with Benjamin’s promoter Hennessy Sports won the purse bids for Dalton Smith‘s (12-0, 10 KOs) maiden defence of his British Super Lightweight title against Birmingham’s mandatory challenger Kaisee Benjamin (16-1-1, 6 KOs).
Benjamin has now suggested that his fight with Smith will take place on the Fury Hunter undercard on October 29 at the Resorts World Arena in Birmingham, England. The WBA Heavyweight eliminator fight is a BOXXER on Sky Sports fight night that is expected to also feature Frazer Clarke.
The Sheffield champion won the British title in his most recent outing on August 6 when he dominated and stopped Sam O’maison in the sixth round in their local derby.
Dalton Smith impressively drew over 5,000 fans to his local arena, a very respectable number that should’ve ensured that he got the push from Matchroom moving forward as a priority, headline fighter but it clearly hasn’t.
Benjamin, the former Midlands Area welterweight champion, has only one loss in his professional career dating back to April 2018 – a three-round decision loss to Sam Evans in Quarter Final 1 of the 147-pound edition of the Ultimate BOXXER tournament.
The Birmingham fighter also drew with British title challenger Danny Ball over ten rounds in 2019. Since then, Benjamin has racked up 9 wins with success at Area and English level including the likes of Martin Harkin and Ben Fields at 147