SAM ‘Sniper’ Smith will at last get his chance to secure the Southern Area super-middleweight title on Saturday when going toe-to-toe with unbeaten London talent Germaine Brown.

Smith was cruelly denied a shot at the Southern Area in March of last year just days before his fight against Kirk Garvey, which he eventually lost by technical knockout.

A second chance to secure the belt failed when Anthony Fox had to withdraw from Mark Neilson’s Fight Town II card in September.

Consequently, the fight has been re-arranged for Saturday’s third instalment of Neilson’s recently introduced series.

With the above in mind, simply entering the ring with 100 per cent confidence in his fitness and ability comes as a major boost to the Reading-born fighter.

He said: “I’ve finally got my crack, and I’m looking forward to it. I’ve trained hard after being denied again in September.

“You can only sharpen something so much before it turns blunt.

“I had close to two weeks off (after the Fox fight was called off) where I didn’t go into the gym, all I did was go on long walks and steady runs to ease back into things.

“We didn’t spar straight away when I returned, it was only a short camp. The last few weeks not too much is being done, just enough to stay sharp ahead of fight night.

“I’ve ticked all the training boxes.”

Smith has described his fight against Brown – who boasts a seven-fight unbeaten professional record – as the biggest of his career.

That’s despite him featuring on the prestigious Ultimate Boxxer card in November last year, an evening that provided Smith with his TV debut.

The 26-year-old is most wary of Brown’s ability to punch with power by using his stronger right hand.

That very trait earned Brown a knockout win against Harry Matthews at the York Hall in June - an opponent Smith managed to beat on points at the Oasis Leisure Centre in April.

He explained: “Germaine (Brown) has been boxing for a while after a few amateur fights – he knows his way around the ring.

“He’s a tidy boxer from what I’ve seen of him. But my supporters have really got behind me for this fight.

“We’re both similar in styles, Germaine likes to come forward a bit more and stopped Harry Matthews – a previous opponent of mine.

“We know he’s dangerous, but at this weight anyone is.

“This is the biggest fight of my career, definitely.”