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Ishe Smith to Meet McCalla on Special Thursday Edition of ESPN Friday Night Fights

Ishe Smith 155.4 vs. Cecil McCalla 154.6
Ashley Theophane 143 vs. Mahonri Montes 142.8
Ronald Gavril 167.2 vs. Oscar Riojas 166.8
Lanell Bellows 167.2 vs. Eddie Hunter 166.6

Two days before the much-anticipated welterweight unification title fight between Floyd Mayweather and Manny Pacquiao, a special Thursday edition of ESPN Friday Night Fights presented by Corona Extra and Noche de Combates presentado por Corona Extra will air live April 30, at 9 p.m. ET on ESPN2, ESPN Deportes and via WatchESPN. The show, from the Pearl Theatre at Palms Casino Resort in Las Vegas, will be headlined by former world titleholder Ishe “Sugar Shay” Smith (26-7, 12 KOs) taking on Cecil McCalla (20-1, 7 KOs) in a 10-round junior middleweight bout. The card is presented by Mayweather Promotions. Continue reading

Erislandy Lara Defeats Ishe Smith; Floyd Mayweather Calls Out Pacquiao

Erislandy “The American Dream” Lara (20-2-2, 12 KOs) retained his WBA Super Welterweight World Championship with a convincing 12-round unanimous decision victory over Ishe “Sugar Shay” Smith (26-7, 12 KOs) in the SHOWTIME BOXING: SPECIAL EDITION main event Friday night from The Illusions Theater at The Alamodome in San Antonio, Texas.

After a strong first round for Smith, Lara dominated the remainder of the fight using a combination of movement, speed and accuracy to secure the decision 117-111, 119-109 twice. Continue reading

Lara schools Ishe Smith in one-sided fight

In an impressive performance, WBA 154 pound champion Erislandy Lara (20-2-2, 12 KOs) put on a boxing clinic in defeating grizzled veteran Ishe Smith (26-7, 12 KOs) by a 12 round unanimous decision tonight to retain his WBA title at the Illusions Theater at the Alamodome in San Antonio, Texas.

Smith, 36, tried his best, but Lara picked him apart with left hand pot shots in the center of the ring from rounds 2 through 12. Smith had his moments in rounds 1, 7 and 11, but that was the extent of it. He simply was no match for the faster, cleaner landing Lara while the two were in the center of the ring. Smith did well when he was able to trap Lara against the ropes and land body shots. Continue reading

Erislandy Lara focused on Ishe Smith fight

WBA World junior middleweight champion Erislandy Lara (19-2-2, 12 KOs) isn’t coming into his fight this Friday night against 36-year-old former IBF junior middleweight champion Ishe Smith (26-6, 12 KOs) with mental baggage from his last fight against Saul “Canelo” Alvarez from last July.

Lara lost the fight to Canelo by a 12 round split decision in a bout that really could have gone the other way if Lara had done a little more offensively. Lara feels that he did enough to win the fight, and that’s why he’s coming into this Saturday’s title defense against Smith without feeling regretful about the Canelo match-up. Lara is totally focused on doing his job against Smith, and holding onto his WBA title. Continue reading

Erislandy Lara vs. Ishe Smith Set For Friday, Dec. 12; live on SHO at 10:15 p.m. ET/PT

SAN ANTONIO, Texas (Nov. 17, 2014) – Mayweather Promotions and SHOWTIME bring boxing fans a 154-pound world title showdown between WBA Super Welterweight Titlist Erislandy “The American Dream” Lara (19-2-2, 12 KOs) and former IBF Junior Middleweight World Champion Ishe “Sugar Shay” Smith (26-6, 12 KOs) in the Friday, Dec. 12 installment of SHOWTIME BOXING Special Edition.

“Lonestar Battle: Lara vs. Smith” is promoted by Mayweather Promotions and will take place at the Illusions Theater at The Alamodome in San Antonio, Texas, live on SHOWTIME (10:15 p.m. ET/PT, delayed on the West Coast). Continue reading

Photos: Ishe Smith vs. Ryan Weigh-In

Ishe Smith 154 vs. Ryan Davis 153.4
Jesus Cuellar 125 vs. Rico Ramos 125.2
Mickey Bey 138.8 vs. Alan Herrera 135
Rau’shee Warren 118 vs. Ricardo Alvarado 118.5
Robert Easter 135 vs. Carlos Cardenas 136.5
Jamel Herring 134.5 vs. Rogelio Casarez 136.5
Raynell Williams 131 vs. Joshua Arocho 130
Javonte Clark 148 vs. Miguell Rico 148

ISHE SMITH, Former IBF Junior Middleweight World Champion

“The focus right now is on Ryan Davis. We’ve had a tremendous camp and I just want to thank everyone who has helped me get back into shape. Continue reading

Ishe Smith vs Ryan Davis Undercard Announced

LAS VEGAS (April 29 2014) – The state of Ohio will be well-represented on Friday, May 2, when Cincinnati’s Rau’shee Warren, Jamel Herring and Javonte Clark, Toledo’s Robert Easter Jr. and Cleveland’s Raynell Williams make the trip to Sin City to The Joint at Hard Rock Hotel & Casino in Las Vegas as undercard bouts leading up to an exciting tripleheader featuring some of boxing’s best. Continue reading

Ryan Davis Steps in to face Ishe Smith

Former World Champion Ishe “Sugar Shay” Smith will now face tough Illinois contender Ryan “Dangerous” Davis on Friday, May 2 at The Joint at Hard Rock Hotel & Casino in Las Vegas. He will replace WBA Super Welterweight Champion Erislandy “The American Dream” Lara after he pulled out from the fight to face Canelo Alvarez on July 12. Continue reading