Frank Warren has announced Vijender Singh’s next fight against Jahmaine Smyle. The fight will take place on 22nd April at Leicester Arena in Leicester where there is a considerable Indian diaspora. Jahmaine Smyle is ranked lower than Vijender in WBO and Boxrec rankings albeit having fought 20 bouts out of which he lost 4.
What to expect from Vijender Singh vs Jahmaine Smyle ?
Jahmaine won the English Super Middleweight title by defeating a noteworthy opponent Lee Markham and he successfully defended it later against Leon McKenzie the ex-footballer who used to play for Coventry City and Charlton Athletic. Jahmaine is a heavy-handed boxer who is not afraid to fight a brawl, defense is not his best attribute as was witnessed in his last fight against Leon McKenzie where he was so focused on hitting power shots that he let his face open to counter punches, hence continuous jabs from Leon on his face result in a swollen eye.
Even though Jahmaine looks ripped and hits with power we should not forget that boxing is a sweet science where each move can be countered like a chess game. Vijender is a technical fighter, ideally, he should be able to endure the onslaught by utilizing his ample experience and technique but time will tell whether his unbeaten run will continue or not.