TROWBRIDGE boxer Callum Lee Smith is set for his second professional fight this weekend after Covid delayed his path into the paid ranks.

The 22-year-old is pursuing his life-long dream of being a professional boxer and has already notched one victory ahead of his latest bout in Cardiff on Saturday.

Smith's first fight was set to be in October 2021, but a positive test for his opponent delayed his debut to March.

The Trowbridge man clocked up a points victory against Russian fighter Viktor Vezhlivtsev, and he now has his sights set on defeating Romanian journeyman Stefan Nicolae at Cardiff Vale Sports Arena.

Having begun his boxing career as a 14-year-old amateur, Smith has shown tremendous talent and dedication to reach this point.

He is now trained by Gary Lockett in Cardiff - where he heads twice a week - and Nick Blackwell's former mentor believes Smith is a great fighter who will go far in the sport.

Meanwhile, Smith says his goal is to fight on Sky Sports and then eventually go for a British title.

Should those goals be achieved, the featherweight says the sky is the limit and will go for everything he can.