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Stephen Smith returns

It’s 9-years ago today that Stephen Smith claimed his Commonwealth Gold medal in Melbourne a reality the fighter summed it up nicely when he tweeted, “Scary how time flies, but great memories”.

Smith, 20-1 (12KO’s), will make his return to professional action on Saturday night on the exciting Kell Brook v Jo Jo Dan undercard, looking to put on an empathic performance to lay to rest a difficult few months he will be looking to forget – professionally at least. Continue reading

Froch/Groves Undercard: Stephen Smith on World title march with WBC shot against Medina

Stephen Smith will face Sergio Manuel Medina for the WBC International Silver Super Featherweight title at the sold-out Phones 4u Arena in Manchester on Saturday (November 23), live on Sky Sports Box Office.

Smith’s clash with the Argentine sets up a route for a World title challenge in 2014, with the winner of the fight to be ordered to face WBC Silver champ Fernando Saucedo for the title within 90 days of victory. Continue reading

Statement Re Stephen Smith

It was announced at a press conference yesterday by Promoter Eddie Hearn that Stephen Smith is intending to defend his British Super-Featherweight title against Gary Sykes on a tournament he is promoting in Manchester on 23rd November.

Both Mr Hearn and Mr Smith have been written to by Solicitors and further contacted by the BBBofC regarding the existing contractual position of Mr Smith but have both seemingly ignored the regulations of the BBBofC and also the legal documents Mr Smith is bound by. Continue reading

Statement from Queensberry Promotions re Stephen Smith

This statement is made following the statement released by boxer Stephen Smith yesterday, where he claims to have terminated his agreement with W. Promotions Ltd. W Promotions Ltd has received no notice of termination.

Frank Warren has received a letter in which Stephen Smith says that he wishes to terminate his Approved Boxer/Management Agreement. This letter was sent nearly seven weeks following his successful challenge for the British title in August and after it was announced he was to be part of an historic show where all three of the Smith brothers would defend their British Championships on the same night. Continue reading

Smith brothers make historic British title defenses on one night

Liverpool’s famous boxing brothers Paul, Stephen and Liam Smith will be out to create British boxing history on Saturday 7th December at the Liverpool Echo Arena when they become the first ever trio of siblings to defend their Lonsdale belts on one show.

Liam’s fantastic win over Erick Ochieng to claim the British Light-Middleweight title last Saturday night meant that he joined his brothers Paul, the two-time British Super-Middleweight Champion, and Stephen, the British Super-Featherweight Champion, to become the first brothers ever to hold British titles simultaneously. Continue reading

Tony Borg: ‘There’s gonna be a lot of tears in the Smith household on Sunday morning!’

It took Tony Borg almost 40 years of graft to become an overnight success in boxing.

The fight game has been the central feature of the diminutive Welsh trainer’s life since he first laced up at the tender age of seven. However, it wasn’t until his flagship fighters, Lee Selby and Gary Buckland clumped their way to British titles, just a week apart, in 2011, that the fight cognoscenti finally started to acknowledge Borg’s knowledge and talent. Continue reading

Cleverly/Kovalev Undercard: Stephen Smith Interview

Scouse skilster Stephen Smith, 28, will be back challenging for major international titles if he defeates British Super-Featherweight Champion Gary Bukland this Saturday night at the Motorpoint Arena.

The former two time English ABA champion nailed medals at the Commonwealth Games (gold) and European Seniors (bronze) in 2006, then annexed British and Commonwealth titles at featherweight within a dozen pro starts. Continue reading

Tony Borg “Stephen Smith is one of the best but Gary Buckland is exceptional

STRENGTH will be the main difference between British super-featherweight champion Gary Buckland and challenger Stephen Smith this weekend, says trainer Tony Borg.

Borg has already trained Lee Selby to defeat the Liverpudlian and he believes Buckland will score another a victory for Wales at the Motorpoint Arena in Cardiff. Continue reading