Unbeaten Kieran Smith is ready for familiar foe Evaldas Korsakas as he looks to climb above his visitor and into the world super-welterweight rankings.
The Scot is bidding for the WBC International Silver title against Korsakas, who he stopped in three rounds on professional debut before the Lithuanian’s remarkable resurgence saw him embark on a two-year unbeaten that has included stoppages of Denton Vassell and Chris Jenkinson.
As Livingston’s Smith (12-0-KO6) bids to announce himself in style at Glasgow’s Emirates on November 30 – live on BoxNation, he’s confident he holds a psychological edge.
Smith said: “Korsakas isn’t anything new to me. I already fought him so I know what he brings to the table and what I can expect when the bell goes.
“It won’t be the same Korsakas I stopped back then because I know he’s a bit better now. However, it’ll be in the back of his mind that I’ve already chinned him.
“My last fight, you didn’t get to see the best of my power and I think you’ll see it more in this one. I’ve kept in the gym and I’ve kept on improving my simply listening to my coaches.
“This is a massive fight for me and it’s my first title. Hopefully, I’ll have massive support there with me on the night and the place will be loud, cheering me on.
“I don’t feel any pressure despite it being a ‘breakthrough’ fight as such. These are the kind of fights I’ve always wanted so a massive thanks to MTK Global for getting me in there.”
Smith vs. Korsakas takes place on a huge MTK Global show that includes Ukashir Farooq vs. Iain Butcher for the British title, Tyrone McKenna vs. Lewis Benson, David Brophy, Michael McGurk, Reece McFadden, Jack Turner and more.
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