Sam Smith wants to put on a clinical performance when he returns to the ring in April, to kick start a year in which he hopes to secure a Southern Area title shot.
The Swindon-based boxer is desperate to land a Southern Area title shot although he admits he is still happy to be patient, get rounds in the bank and wait for the right opportunity.
Smith dropped down a weight from light heavyweight to super middleweight last time out when he beat Raimonds Sniedze on points back in December at Swindon MECA.
The 26-year-old was slightly critical of that performance and plans to “do some damage” come April 27th when he features on the “Fight Town 1” card promoted by Neilson Boxing in association with Paddy Fitzpatrick and Trifecta Boxing.
“That performance on the 8th of December, it wasn’t too bad and I want a bit more of a clinical performance this time around,” said Smith.
“I was getting caught with silly shots, getting too close, getting involved, I shouldn’t have got hit really, that’s what I want to do this time, have a clinical performance
“I just want that title shot, I had the final eliminator for the Southern Area which should have been a Southern Area title shot with me and (Kirk) Garvey. I’ve just got my mind set on that super middleweight Southern Area title.
“I don’t think there is a no rush for a title fight. I just want a good performance on the 27th and hopefully then I can move onto a title fight.”
Smith will feature on the undercard of the “Fight Town 1” card which sees Swindon boxers Luke Watkins and Ryan Martin c0-headline the show.
Tickets are now on sale and can be obtained from any of the boxers or via the Neilson Boxing website www.neilsonboxing.co.uk
Your Sport’s Steve Butt caught up with Sam Smith ahead of his next fight and you can watch that interview below.