Kieran Smith pitted against Adam Harper on March 22

RINGSIDE 15/01/2019

Scotland’s world-ranked super-welterweight Kieran Smith will take on English champion Adam Harper on the MTK Global show in Glasgow on March 22 – live on iFL TV.

Livingston-born Smith (13-0-KO6) retained his WBC International Silver title in an entertaining clash with Evaldas Korsakas last time out and returns to the Emirates Arena to take on Harper (9-1).

Smith said: “I’m over the moon to be back at Emirates Arena for the third time in a row. It’s another important defence of my title and another step up in the quality of opponent.

“In the long term, I have big plans and dreams of becoming a world champion but in order to get there I know I can’t afford to take my focus away from dangers like Harper for a second.

“As well as the clear and obvious threat Harper poses, this occasion will be great because it’s a Scotland vs. England bout. That’s always special and I’ve no doubt the atmosphere in that place will be rocking.

“I’d like to thank all my supporters and sponsors last time and in advance for this time. It means so much to me to have them on my journey and I assure them I’m doing all I can to ensure that journey leads to glory.”

Joining Smith on a busy bill are the likes of Lewis Benson, Iain Butcher, Michael McGurk, Reece McFadden and Jack Turner.

Harper won the English title in a small-hall classic against Billy Bird on an MTK Global show at the Brentwood Centre in September 2018.

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