Royston Barney-Smith moved to 4-0 (2 KOs) with a first-round win on Saturday night at Tottenham Hotspur Stadium.
The 18-year-old prospect made quick work of his opponent Cruz Perez on the undercard of Tyson Fury’s trilogy fight with Derek Chisora.
Barney-Smith has big ambitions in boxing.
The teenager, born January 4, 2004, intends to become Britain’s youngest ever world champion.
To do this, he would have to break Prince Naseem Hamed’s record.
Naz was just 21 years and 230 days old when he beat Steve Robinson to win the WBO featherweight crown back in 1995.
To beat this, Barney-Smith must become a world champion by August 22, 2025.
It’s early days for the super-featherweight prospect, but he’s off to a promising start.
When given the opportunity to box on the Fury vs Chisora card on Saturday night, Barney-Smith took it with both hands.
The southpaw landed a big left hand which staggered his opponent early on.
Perez dropped to his knees and took the count, then got up ready to fight on.
However, after looking into his eyes, the referee ended the fight
“In the first 12 months we are going to take it steady and learn our craft,” Barney-Smith said upon turning professional.
“My dream is to be the youngest world champion.”
Time will tell if this comes to fruition.