Michael Smith claimed an impressive victory over Steve Beaton on the opening night of action at the Danish Darts Open.

He averaged 100.02 and hit four 180s and 50% of his doubles in a 6-4 win.

‘Bully Boy’ spoke afterwards and admitted he’s struggling with a foot injury but that he wanted to keep fighting.

He was even more pleased as he said due to the draw and facing off against the in-form Bronzed Adonis.

“Tonight I showed again that I’m a fighter. I’ve been struggling with a foot injury but I always get up there and play no matter what,” said Smith, who will meet Jermaine Wattimena in round two.

“I just want to keep playing darts, keep fighting and show people what I’m about.

“Getting Steve was a tough draw, and even my family said to me that I might be coming home early, so I’m really pleased with the result and how I played.”

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Author: Samuel Gill