By Jonathan Nagioff (@jonathannagioff)
Bournemouth Cruiserweight boxer Chris Billam-Smith will face Robin Dupre in a Commonwealth title eliminator at York Hall on October 13th.
‘The Gentleman’ is unbeaten, winning all of his six professional bouts; his last a unanimous points victory over Michal Plesnik at Boscombe’s o2 academy in June.
Billam-Smith, a former Poole ABC prodigy, will be taking on the toughest test of his career to date when he faces Dupre, a former Commonwealth title challenger.
Dupre, who made his debut in 2012 has just one loss on his record losing to Luke Watkins for the vacant Commonwealth title last October.
Billam-Smith has been training alongside stablemate George Groves at McGuigan’s Gym in London ahead of Groves’ showdown with Callum Smith in the World Boxing Super Series final.
The 28-year-old told the Bournemouth Rock after his win over Plesnik: “I felt good tonight. I felt alert I felt sharp.
“It’s the best I’ve felt and it’s the best I’ve performed.
“Although I didn’t get the stoppage, it was a lot tougher opponent.
“I’ve done 10 rounds in total before tonight and now I’ve just done 8 in one night, so it’s almost doubled my rounds in my career, so its great experience.”