Jon Fernandez has no problem heading into Dalton Smith’s backyard

JON Fernandez is ready to travel for the European title fight, taking inspiration from Spanish legend ‘La Sensacion’ Kiko Martinez.

Matchroom Boxing secured the fight between Jon and Dalton Smith for the vacant European title, with a September date expected soon. Fernandez is likened to Martinez as a dangerous puncher.

“I’m not afraid to go to Sheffield or abroad for the fight. We’ve seen Kiko Martinez win against [Kid] Galahad, so I’m up for the challenge,” Fernandez told Boxing News.

Dalton Smith’s impressive win over Jose Zepeda sets the stage for a tough battle. Fernandez acknowledges Smith’s skills but sees it as a good test for both fighters.

Dalton Smith lands a right on Jose Zepeda during their super-lightweight fight at Utilita Area Sheffield on March 23, 2024 in Sheffield, England (George Wood/Getty Images)

Fernandez, fresh from defeating Jezreel Corrales, sees Smith as a different challenge. With his knockout power, Fernandez aims to showcase his technical skills in the ring against Smith.

Looking forward to the fight, Fernandez believes a win will elevate him to world level, following Martinez’s path in boxing history.

Fernandez also praises Martinez’s fighting spirit and determination, emphasizing the importance of preparation and performance in his upcoming fight against Smith.

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