Dalton Smith looks to continue his push towards a world title opportunity when he takes on the experienced Jose Zepeda in March. 

If Smith is to challenge for world honors, he will need to beat the likes of Zepeda who has fought for a world title on three separate occasions and with the fight taking place in Smith's home city of Sheffield, he will be looking to put on a show in front of his passionate fanbase. 

There is also an exciting co-main event with Sandy Ryan defending her WBO women's world welterweight title against Terri Harper who is attempting to become a three-weight world champion. 

Here's everything you need to know ahead of Smith vs. Zepeda.

Dalton Smith vs Jose Zepeda

When is Dalton Smith vs. Jose Zepeda?
  • Date: Saturday, March 23   
  • Start time: 7 p.m. UK / 2 p.m. ET

The event is set to begin at 7 p.m. UK / 2 p.m. ET, but the main event ring walk times have not been confirmed at the time of writing. 

What has been said?

“This wasn't a fight what got forced on to us,” Smith told Matchroom Boxing. “We were like, ‘You know what? It’s a good fight that's going to put me right up there in the 140lbs division; put in a big statement here against Zepeda and I'm up there in the mix’.  So, yeah, I'm looking forward to it.”

“He's got the resume and he's got the experience,” he continued. “He’s got the power and he's boxed at a much higher level than I have as a professional. Obviously, he’s a lot older than me but these are the fights we’ve got to take if we're going to be the best. 

“Especially in the 140lbs division – there's going to be no easy fights to win a world title or even a world title eliminator. There’s no easy route.

“I’m confident in my ability. I believe what I can do and go on and achieve and these are the right fights to get me there.”


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