Kieran Smith: Ivan Moreno win would fight me right up there

RINGSIDE 12/06/2019


Kieran Smith is well aware that he has a tough task ahead of him against Ivan Montero – but plans on producing a performance that makes everyone stand up and take notice when they meet at #MTKFightNight on June 22.

Unbeaten Smith (14-0, 7 KOs) defends his WBC International Silver super-welterweight against Montero on a packed bill at the Emirates Arena in Glasgow, live on ESPN+ in association with Top Rank and also live on iFL TV.

A victory for Smith can lead to big things later this year, and ‘Chopper’ is ready to take full advantage of the opportunity to showcase his skills on a huge stage.

Smith said: “Montero has only been beaten by guys that have pushed onto the top level and been world title challengers. I feel a win over him on June 22 will move me forward as it will be a big name on my record.

“The fight is on ESPN+ in America too so it’s a massive platform to get my name out there and gives me an opportunity that I’ve not had before.

“I think a win in this fight fires me right up there and I’ll be looking for a massive fight after this, but first and foremost I have this fight with Montero and I’m fully focused on that.”


The huge bill in Glasgow on June 22 features Lee McGregor’s Commonwealth bantamweight title defence against Scott Allan, recent world title challenger Muhammad Waseem facing John Chuwa, and Lewis Benson taking on Renald Garrido, along with many more bouts on a packed undercard.