The current British boxing scene is awash with hot prospects slowly making their way through the professional ranks. It could even be argued that the current crop of young fighters is the best group the country has ever produced.
Spread across the stables of Eddie Hearn, Frank Warren and Mick Hennessy are the likes of Billy Joe Saunders, Chris Eubank Jr, Kid Galahad, Tom Stalker, Luke Campbell, Anthony Joshua and many more.
The prospect making perhaps the biggest splash in the ring, however, is Callum Smith (8-0-0, 6 KOs). The youngest of four brothers, Callum has followed in the footsteps of his three siblings in becoming a professional boxer.
On Saturday Liam Smith captured the British light-middleweight title and in doing so made history as for the first time, three brothers hold British Titles at the same time, with Paul Smith owning the super-middleweight version and Stephen Smith owning the super-featherweight strap.
With a family like that it is not surprising that Callum has also been blessed with excellent boxing ability.
Having missed out on the 2012 GB Olympic squad, Smith elected to go pro, signing with Eddie Hearn and Matchroom Sport. Since then he has chalked up eight victories with each looking more impressive than the last.
After his first two fights went to points, Callum has exploded onto the scene with six first-round stoppages in row. His power has blown away fighters who came with reputations of sustainability. And none more so than his latest victim, Patrick Mendy.
With a record of 14 wins and 6 defeats with 1 draw, Mendy was brought in to give Smith the toughest fight of his short career. Unlike the Liverpool man's previous opponents Mendy was coming to win and crucially had never been stopped before in any of his fights.
However as their English title fight began, it was soon clear Smith had too much for his opponent to handle.
Hurting Mendy early, 'Mundo' went for the kill and had some of his work not been rushed, he would have finished his opponent a bit quicker.
Nevertheless with just seven seconds left in the round the referee saved Mendy from any more punishment, giving Smith his first professional title.
Ranked number eight by BoxRec on the domestic charts in his class, Smith has already made huge strides since turning professional. And there are some exciting domestic dust-ups that could be made with the likes of Tony Dodson, Rocky Fielding and Kenny Anderson.
Even with his lack of experience, Smith's height and incredible power will put him in good stead with any of the above.
Although he will most likely end up campaigning at light heavyweight, I could easily see Callum Smith fighting for the British title within six months. With the potential he has shown, by the time he has had around 14 or 15 fights I want to see him fighting some of Europe's best and outshine the likes of Campbell and Joshua – boxers who unlike Smith, made the London 2012 squad.
JK James is a freelance boxing writer on the domestic British scene whose work has also featured for Boxing News 24 and Eastside Boxing.