Prospect Watch: Dalton Smith Is Ready For The Next Level

Dalton Smith Being Groomed for a World Championship

Junior welterweight prospect Dalton Smith posing
Dalton Smith | Credit: Matchroom

Talented Prospect Dalton Smith Needs a Step-up Fight

In boxing, the prospects are the future of the sport and are projected to be the next world champions. Junior welterweight Dalton “Thunder” Smith (12-0, 10KO) is viewed by many as the next future star in a talent-rich division.


Thunder is more than just a power-puncher. He has good footwork and can work behind the jab, allowing the knockout to come instead of forcing the action. Moreover, he is a good counterpuncher with fast combination punches and an average defense.

Smith picked up these skills during his journey through the amateurs, competing in several tournaments like the English Junior championships, AIBA World Junior Championships, EUBC European Youth championship, Commonwealth Youth Games, and the English National Championships.

The talented young prospect honed his skills even more in the World Series of Boxing tournament in both 2016 and 2018. In 2021, Matchroom Boxing promoter Eddie Hearn wasted little time signing the hot prospect to a five-year deal and immediately thrust him into the spotlight.


Since turning professional, Smith has been able to transfer all his skills into a successful campaign by winning the BBBofC English title, WBA Inter-Continental, and WBC International Silver minor titles.

On August 6, Smith was the main event on a Matchroom Boxing card on the DAZN streaming app. He put on an excellent performance stopping Sam O’maison in the sixth round which made the boxing community take notice.

The 25-year-old with only a dozen fights has already proven he is ready for the next level.

By: Garrisson Bland

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Garrisson Bland - Head of Public Relations/Senior Journalist. Garrisson is the Head of Public relations for as well as a senior writer. He is also the host of YouTube boxing show "Truth And Facts Sports Talk."