Dalton Smith Claims WBC Silver Light Welterweight Title

23 March 2024

Utilita Arena Sheffield was packed to the rafters with boxing fans eagerly awaiting a thrilling night of action. In an electrifying showdown, hometown hero Dalton Smith delivered a stunning performance, knocking out former three-time world title challenger Jose Zepeda to capture the vacant WBC silver light welterweight title.

The atmosphere was amazing as Smith, 27, unleashed a perfectly timed body shot in the fifth round, sending Zepeda curled over on the canvas. The devastating blow left Zepeda unable to beat the referee's count, securing Smith's victory.

Despite facing stiff competition from the southpaw Zepeda in the early rounds, Smith remained composed, showcasing his tactical ability. After weathering an early storm, Smith seized his moment, delivering a knockout blow!

Following his impressive win, Smith set his sights on future challenges, calling out EBU 140-lb champion Adam Azim. While promoter Eddie Hearn eyes a world title opportunity for Smith, the hometown hero remains focused on honing his skills and climbing the ranks in the competitive light welterweight division.

The night also saw other thrilling matchups, including a dominant performance from WBO female welterweight champion Sandy Ryan, who secured a fourth-round stoppage against Terri Harper. Additionally, Campbell Hatton faced a tough test, suffering his first career loss in a hard-fought battle against Jimmy Joe Flint from Doncaster.

Utilita Arena Sheffield congratulates Dalton Smith on his remarkable victory and looks forward to hosting more unforgettable moments in the world of boxing.

For a night filled with unforgettable boxing moments, stay tuned to Utilita Arena Sheffield for upcoming events and thrilling matchups.