Boxing Spireite 'Razor' Rod Smith is preparing for his third professional fight later this week.Smith, 22, will take on Dee Mitchell at Ponds Forge in Sheffield in the 'Big City, Lights Out!' event on Friday night. Former footballer Curtis Woodhouse tops the bill.
Fighting at middle-weight, the Dronfield-based fighter won his first two professional fights by knock-out after 89 amateur bouts.
On a visit to the Proact, where he was photographed with Spireites boss Paul Cook, he spoke about his upcoming fight. "He's strong and comes forward but I'll keep it long and try and get a nice, easy victory," said the 22-year-old.
Training and fight schedules have limited Smith's attendance at Chesterfield matches but he is hoping to be able to take in a match early in the new season. "I've followed Chesterfield since the age of 11 and I think it's a great club," he said. "I'll be proudly wearing the club badge on my boxing gear."
Smith's manager, Dave Coldwell, said: "He's got off to a flying start as a professional and we've got high hopes for him at Coldwell Boxing."
To book tickets for the fight, please phone 07948 713588.