Local hero Chris Billam-Smith will return to Bournemouth this weekend as he takes on wily Kosovan Armend Xhoxhaj. Billam-Smith has already claimed two wins in 2022, beating fellow Brits Isaac Chamberlain and Tommy McCarthy.

‘The Gentleman’ will be looking to secure a title shot next year but must first see off Xhoxhaj. ‘The Bombardier’ is 14 and two in his career and beat Roman Fress last time out.

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Billam-Smith vs Xhoxhaj: Date and start time 

This 12-round cruiserweight clash will take place on Saturday, December 17. 

The fight will take place at the Bournemouth International Centre. 

The undercard is set to get underway from 7pm with the main event expected to begin at 10pm.

Billam-Smith vs Xhoxhaj: What has been said? 

Billam-Smith: “I can’t wait to get back to Bournemouth in front of the best atmosphere in the country.

“Last time out was nothing short of incredible: the fight itself, the atmosphere, the occasion. This is the last step before the world title. 

“I will put on a world-class performance worthy of that chance and the phenomenal support.”

BOXXER CEO Ben Shalom: “We were blown away by the crowd in Bournemouth earlier this summer and it is great to be heading back there in December.

“Chris Billam-Smith tore the roof off the place in his breath-taking win over Isaac Chamberlain. The noise was deafening and the atmosphere was absolutely electric.

“I’m expecting the fans to reach a whole new level as ‘CBS’ bids to continue his march towards a world title shot in what will be a tough fight against Armend Xhoxhaj.”


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