Boxing: ‘Razor’ prepares to do battle in Sheffield

'Razor' Rod Smith is pictured with Chesterfield FC manager Paul Cook ahead of his up and coming boxing match.
'Razor' Rod Smith is pictured with Chesterfield FC manager Paul Cook ahead of his up and coming boxing match.

Dronfield boxer Rod ‘The Razor’ Smith stopped off at the Proact Stadium this week to get a few last words of wisdom from Spireites chief Paul Cook ahead of his third professional fight.

Chesterfield fan Smith, 22, will take on Dee Mitchell at Ponds Forge in Sheffield in the ‘Big City, Lights Out!’ event on Friday night where former footballer Curtis Woodhouse tops the bill.

Fighting at middle-weight, the Dronfield-based fighter won his first two professional fights by knock-out after almost a century of amateur bouts.

Previewing the fight, Smith, who proudly wears the club’s badge on his boxing gear, said: “He’s strong and comes forward but I’ll keep it long and try and get a nice, easy victory.”

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