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Rising Super Welterweight Star Kieran Smith talks World Boxing Super Series outing and upcoming WBC International title clash

GLASGOW, SCOTLAND - OCTOBER 07: Kieran Smith celebrates after he defeats Robert Asagba in a Middleweight contest at The SSE Hydro on October 7, 2016 in Glasgow, Scotland. (Photo by Ian MacNicol/Getty Images)

Scotland’s Kieran Smith is raring to go as he takes a step up in class
on November 30 against Peter McDonagh for the WBC International Silver
Super Welterweight title on the exciting bill at the Emirates Arena in
Glasgow promoted by MTK.

The bill itself features numerous title fights involving multiple
evenly matched clashes including a British Bantamweight title clash
involving Kash Farooq and Iain Butcher. Smith, who is fresh off
another impressive outing on the excellent World Boxing Super Series
show in Glasgow, is itching to get in the ring with McDonagh and claim
his first professional title.

Smith opened up about his experience being on the undercard of the
World Boxing Super Series and his fight with McDonagh.

He said, “It was brilliant being on the undercard of the World Boxing
Super Series and to be able to be around such top names in the sport
and a legend in Nonito Donaire. I can’t be more grateful to my
management team at MTK for getting me the opportunities they have been
getting me.

“I thought I performed well at the SSE Hydro and it was a perfect
warm-up for McDonagh. My opponent was tough like McDonagh and had no
quit in him and that’s what I needed in preparation for this fight on
November 30.”

Peter McDonagh has been in with many top names in multiple weights and
poses a solid test for ‘Chopper’ Smith. Smith, who many regard as one
of Scotland’s future stars, gave his take on what he believes McDonagh
will bring to the table on November 30.

Smith stated, “Peter is a tough man and he always comes to win. That
will bring the best out of me as most people I’ve boxed so far go into
a shell after the first round and try and survive. Peter hopefully
won’t do that and you will see the best Kieran Smith you have seen so
far.

“I don’t see anything apart from a dominant Kieran Smith victory. I
know what level I’m at and I know that that is more than enough to win
this fight and push on to more big fights in the future. I’m going to
take this opportunity with both hands and hopefully, it’s the start of
a journey towards more titles.”

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