Callum Smith will take on Patrick Mendy for the English super-middleweight title

Last Updated: 13/09/13 3:13pm

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Callum Smith: His last five wins have come in the first round (Pic Lawrence Lustig)

Callum Smith: His last five wins have come in the first round (Pic Lawrence Lustig)

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Callum Smith will face former Prizefighter champion Patrick Mendy for the English super-middleweight title in Liverpool on September 21.

Smith has impressed with his last wins all coming via first round stoppage, and after just seven pro fights has been catapulted into a title shot.

"He'll fancy his chances of beating me but I'm flying at the moment and I'm ready for the longer fights.""
Callum Smith

The 23 year old boxes on Merseyside for just the second time in his burgeoning career, and says he is ready to step up to title action against the Reading man.

"It's brilliant to be fighting for my first title in front of a Liverpool crowd," said Smith. "The Olympia is a great venue for the fans and I'm sure they'll get behind me and roar me on.

"Patrick has been around for a long time even though he's younger than me, so he'll fancy his chances of beating me but I'm flying at the moment and I'm ready for the longer fights."

Mendy became the youngest winner of Prizefighter in 2010 but his career has failed to progress, with a current tally of 14-6-1 with just one win via stoppage.

Stalled

Nonetheless his greater experience means Smith will be stepping up in class.

"This is a really tough fight for Callum but he's definitely ready for it," said Hearn. "He's been blowing fighters away in the first round but he's worked hard in the gym and ten hard rounds is not a problem for him.

"Patrick's career has stalled slightly since winning Prizefighter but he's only 22 and he's got a lot of experience for someone so young and it's a great chance for him to get back on the map - it should be a cracking fight."

The fight is one of four title contests on what promises to be an exciting night of action at the Olympia.

Rocky Fielding faces Ghanaian Mohammed Akrong for the Commonwealth super-middleweight title after vacating the English strap.

Derry Mathews defends his Commonwealth lightweight title on home turf against Curtis Woodhouse, while Liam Smith and Erick Ochieng clash for the vacant British light-middleweight title.

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