New WBO lightweight champion Terry Flanagan, who was already due to appear, will face mandatory American challenger Diego Magdaleno, as reported over the weekend.
It’s a fantastic opportunity for the 27 year old Smith, who will be contesting the vacant title recently stripped from inactive American, Demetrius Andrade.
Soro, a former world title challenger, recently captured the European 160lb strap by stopping former Billy Joe Saunders foe Emanuele Blandamura, and represents a decent test for the Englishman who has previously seen Soro up close in sparring.
“He’s a very good fighter and I wouldn’t expect anything else (boxing) for a world title,” Smith said at today’s press conference.
Current British champion Smith, the brother of 2x world title challenger Paul, 168lb contender Callum and former British 126/130 lb champ Stephen, also added;
“I’m probably going to be the first world champion in my family so it’s an exciting time for (both) me and my family.”
Along with the three world title fights, Commonwealth super middleweight champion Luke Blackledge will defend against Essex’s Lee Markham, former Team GB star Tom Stalker fights Craig Evans at 140lbs, and Adrian Gonzalez fights John Kays for the WBO European super featherweight title.
There will also be fights for Chorley’s standout 140lb prospect Jack Catterall and British super featherweight champion Liam Walsh, both against TBA opponents.