Antwone “The Truth” Smith didn’t get his nickname because it rhymes with his last name – the 26-year-old Miami resident has a habit of telling the truth no matter what you ask him. Smith (22-4-1, 12 KOs) will face two-time former world champion Jose Luis “EL Temible” Castillo (64-11-1, 55 KOs) in the 10-round welterweight co-main event for this Friday’s (February 1) ESPN Friday Night Fights-televised “King” Carlos Molina vs. Cory “The Next Generation” Spinks 12-round main event at the UIC Pavilion in Chicago. Continue reading
The professional boxing career of undefeated Bethlehem, PA, welterweight Ronald Cruz is heating up. Cruz has won all 17 of his pro fights, 12 by knockout, and he captured the vacant WBC Continental Americas Title with a 12-round decision over Prenice Brewer, of Cleveland, OH, in June in the Events Center of the Sands Casino Resort Bethlehem. Before that, Cruz was in against increasingly tough opposition and each time he came out on top. Now he’s a ranked contender with an eye on a world title fight. Continue reading
Miami, FL—Rugged welterweight Antwone Smith, who has been on the verge of the world rankings in recent years, eyes his upcoming fight with Ronald Cruz as perhaps his last chance to get back into the big-time.
Smith and Cruz meet in a scheduled 12-round contest for Cruz’ World Boxing Council (WBC) Continental Americas title on Friday evening, Sept. 21, at the Sands Casino Resort Bethlehem. It is part of the NBC Sports Network Fight Series card. Continue reading