A potential cracking fight here when Gary Buckland defends his British super-featherweight title against Liverpool’s Stephen Smith at Cardiff’s Motorpoint Arena on August 17.
The fight takes place on the undercard of Nathan Cleverly’s WBO light-heavyweight championship defence against Russian KO king Sergey Kovalev.
Buckland is a win away from claiming the Lonsdale belt outright, while for Smith he wants to win back a British title again after losing his British and Commonwealth featherweight belts to Buckland’s gym mate Lee Selby in September 2011. A great match-up this is, on what promises to be an exciting night of boxing in Cardiff, on the same day the Premier League football season kicks off.
Here Buckland and Smith Give Their thoughts on the Upcoming Fight
Gary Buckland – The Champion
Stephen Smith – The Challenger
On the same bill:
Enzo Maccarinelli goes for revenge against Commonwealth light-heavyweight champion Ovill McKenzie.
Swansea’s ‘Big Mac’ was controversially stopped in two rounds by the Derby-based Jamaican when they met last November.
Another exciting clash sees Manchester’s Ronnie Heffron meet Edinburgh’s John Thain in a good light-middleweight match.