TROWBRIDGE boxer Callum Lee Smith has labelled himself as “Britain’s best kept secret” after he extended his professional boxing record to 4-0 earlier this month.

Smith, who fights at featherweight, defeated Cruz Perez on points back in early March to make it four wins out of four since making the jump up a year ago, and his impressive form has started to gain attention throughout the boxing scene.

The Wiltshire-born fighter, however, believes plenty more hype is on the way for him as he continues to shine on the top stage.

“I’ve always said to myself and to everyone around me, I’m the least talked about talented pro boxer in the country,” said Smith.

“Give it a couple years’ time, you’re going to have top promoters like Eddie Hearn and Frank Warren taking notice of what I’m doing.”

The 23-year-old’s confidence outside of the ring is just as high as it is inside, which was proven during his recent victory against Argentinian boxer Perez.

It went down to a decision on the night, but Smith believes he could done have things differently to end the bout much earlier.

He said: “Perez was a really tough guy, and definitely my hardest opponent.

“I hurt him in the first round which got me a bit excited, so I’ve given it all I’ve got to take him out, and of course doing that meant I tired myself out for the latter period of the fight.

“Other than that, I was really sharp, and it showed in the punching power I possess so early in my career.”

The featherweight is determined to progress his short but successful professional career, and with a potential title fight on the horizon, he has the perfect opportunity to do so.

“My next fight should be for the Southern Area Title, which would be huge for me,” said Smith.

“I’m down in Cardiff to have a chat with my stable, but I will be fighting for a title this year, 100 per cent.”

Trained by former professional boxer and middleweight world title challenger Gary Lockett, Smith says being part of his gym has been a pleasure.

“The experience I get under him is unreal, and you also learn a lot from sparring with world class boxers like Joe Cordina, Liam Williams and Chris Jenkins, to name a few,” he said.

“I do come home with a black eye sometimes! But I love it.”