Hard Filipino Dennis Tubieron took Josh Warrington the twelve round distance in his last fight, but he couldn’t cope with dynamite punching Mitchell Smith who demolished him inside a round with one punch at the SSE Arena, Wembley.
The unbeaten Harrow Weald ace landed a blockbuster right hand to southpaw Tubieron ribs and he fell on the spot with referee Steve Gray starting the count. Unable to rise and in severe pain from a suspected broken rib, Gray counted Tubieron out as Smith celebrated in front of his loyal fans.
Smith, 22, made the first successful defence of the WBO Intercontinental Super-Featherweight title and took his record to 13-0 and 7 KO’s – his third back to back stoppage in a row.
Mitchell credited trainer Jason Rowland and manager Richard Clarke, plus new team member, the sports nutritionist Kerry Kayes, for his improved performance.
“I stepped up my game for this fight and the results showed,” Said Smith.
“I’m living properly now, I’m training right, and I’m eating right, you’re now going to start seeing a new Mitchell Smith,”
“I would have been disappointed if I hadn’t taken out Tubieron, but I never expected to do it that quick, I saw the opening and I just went for it,”
“Tubieron went the distance with Warrington and you’ve just seen what I’ve done to him. I’m not making any boasts but I’m confident in what I’d do to Warrington if we met,”
“I’ve got a fantastic team around me with my promoter Frank Warren, Jason, Richard and now Kerry Kayes and it’s a winning team,”
“I made a big statement tonight and there’s much more to come.”