Mitchell Smith next fight

Mitchell Smith eyeing ring return

Published On Tuesday, April 30, 2019By Tim Rickson
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Mitchell Smith back in the ring in September

The 26-year-old former English and WBO Inter-Continental super-featherweight champion Mitchell Smith (15-1, 8KOs) announced on Twitter: "Announcement!!! It's been extremely tough and frustrating. But I'm finally back. My ban from boxing ends on July 11th and I will return to the ring in September."

Responding to a fight fan on Twitter, he then revealed what division he would aim to campaign at: "First fight.... 10 stone-ish. Head down to super-feather first 4/5 fights. I want to enjoy before beating the big guns."

Talented Smith from Harrow Weald was training with Adam Booth but split amicably to team up with Barry Smith at West Ham Boxing Gym to join younger brother Jez there.

He originally joined Booth in May 2016, enjoying two facile wins when rebuilding following his sole career defeat to George Jupp (12-2) in December 2015 before disaster struck when an incident in a pub ultimately confined him to prison for seven months for Actual Bodily Harm (ABH) with intent, and Affray. The fighter also saw his boxing license suspended, as is typical in situations like this.

The 'Baby Faced Assassin' is in training now, readying for his September return.

The super-featherweight division is thriving right now with unbeaten Sam Bowen (15-0) holding the British title and Zelfa Barrett (21-1) owning the English. Plus other big names in the division including WBO European champion Archie Sharp (15-0); his bitter rival and former victim Leon Woodstock (12-1); as well as rising talents Ryan Garner (8-0) and Muheeb Fazeldin (12-0-1).