Kieran Smith vs Adam Harper

Kieran Smith opponent revealed for maiden WBC International Silver title defence

Published On Sunday, January 20, 2019By British Boxing News

Kieran Smith will face Adam Harper in a maiden defence of his WBC International Silver strap

Scotland’s world-ranked super-welterweight Kieran Smith, 25, will take on English champion Adam Harper, 30, on the MTK Global show in Glasgow on March 22 – live on iFL TV. 

Livingston-born Smith (13-0-KO6) retained his WBC International Silver title in an entertaining clash with hard-hitting Central Area titlist Evaldas Korsakas last time out and returns to the Emirates Arena to take on Harper (9-1). 

Smith said: “I’m over the moon to be back at Emirates Arena for the third time in a row. It’s another important defence of my title and another step up in the quality of opponent. 

“In the long term, I have big plans and dreams of becoming a world champion but in order to get there I know I can’t afford to take my focus away from dangers like Harper for a second. 

“As well as the clear and obvious threat Harper poses, this occasion will be great because it’s a Scotland vs. England bout. That’s always special and I’ve no doubt the atmosphere in that place will be rocking. 

“I’d like to thank all my supporters and sponsors last time and in advance for this time. It means so much to me to have them on my journey and I assure them I’m doing all I can to ensure that journey leads to glory.”

Joining 'Chopper' on a busy bill are the likes of Lewis Benson, Iain Butcher, Michael McGurk, Reece McFadden and Jack Turner. 

Harper won the English title in a small-hall classic against Billy Bird on an MTK Global show at the Brentwood Centre in September 2018 and has been ordered by the BBBofC to defend against Brian Rose next.


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