Opponent change for Kieron Smith in Glasgow on June 22

RINGSIDE 06/06/2019

Unbeaten Kieran Smith will now take on dangerous Ivan Montero on #MTKFightNight at the Emirates Arena in Glasgow on June 22.

Smith (14-0, 7 KOs) was due to face Michael McGurk on the bill before an injury forced McGurk out of the contest. Smith now turns his attention to Montero (21-3, 9 KOs), who has only been beaten at a high level, and the Scottish star knows it will be a tough night.

Smith, who defends the WBC International Silver super-welterweight crown on the night, said: “I’m pleased to still be on the bill. It’s been a long camp so I didn’t want that to go to waste.

“Regardless of who is the opponent I’ve got a job to do and that’s to go and win.

“I was frustrated when Michael McGurk pulled out because we had done a lot of work gearing towards him, but that’s by the by now and I’ve got a new challenge in front of me so I can’t dwell on him now.

“Ivan Montero is a serious operator, but I believe this is my coming out party and I’ll be able to show everyone what I’m capable of by beating him.”


The packed bill in Glasgow features Commonwealth bantamweight champion Lee McGregor, who defends his belt against Scott Allan. The undercard also includes recent world title challenger Muhammad Waseem, two-time Commonwealth medalist Reece McFadden and many more.