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Harrow fighter Mitchell Smith claimed the Southern Area belt - his first pro title - with a victory against Scott Moises
8:00am Thursday 26th September 2013 in Sport
Harrow super-featherweight Mitchell Smith claimed the Southern Area title following a points win against Scott Moises but admitted the fight was harder than he expected.
It was the first time the 20-year-old had been past six rounds but he used his greater boxing skills to clinch a 96-95 victory against Moises.
Smith is now unbeaten in seven bouts and is looking forward to defending his newly acquired title.
“I wanted an English title shot in my next fight but this has been an eye-opener,” Smith told lincboxing.com.
“I’m now looking to defend the southern area title and just get a bit more experience.
“I will admit that I thought it would be easier than this but I have age on my side.
“I’m very happy because it was a mature performance, controlled, and Scott Moises is a capable opponent.
“And it was great to be involved in such a good contest where my opponent wanted to win.”
“As everyone has been saying, I have done what I wanted in my previous six fights. Scott Moises made me think and it was a tactical fight.”
The “baby faced assassin” had to overcome the longer reach of his opponent but did perform well to score often and effectively.
The rounds remained tight throughout the ten-round contest and they could have gone either way.
However, Smith’s higher work rate swung the result his way and ensured he clinched the title.
He added: “It was nice to do the rounds. I had never gone past five rounds before. It’s good to get 10 rounds in the bag.”