Ishe Smith fights on 11/5

Fargo, ND- light middleweight contender, Ishe Smith, will have an opportunity to stay active and put himself in position for a major bout in the 154 lb. division when he returns to the ring on November 5, at Scheels Arena in Fargo, ND. Smith will participate in the non-televised portion of Showtime Boxing’s first appearance in North Dakota, presented by Lou Dibella Entertainment.

The televised portion of the card will be headlined by Edwin Rodriguez (16-0) taking on James “Buddy” McGirt Jr. (23-2-1), and Marcus Johnson taking on an opponent to be named. Tickets will go on sale Thursday, October 14th, 2010 at 11 a.m. and are available by calling the Scheels Arena box office or at

Smith (21-5) is making his return to the jr. middleweight division after spirited efforts in the 160 lb. class against Danny Jacobs and Fernando Guerrero in his last two bouts. Smith was able to put the undefeated Guerrero on the canvas with an 8th round knockdown and won the fight on the unofficial scorecards of the Showtime broadcast team, despite ultimately being dealt a controversial decision loss.

In addition to taking on two of boxing’s top middleweight prospects in the past year, Smith, the former “Contender” star, has also served as a sparring partner to some of the sport’s top names, including Zab Judah, Chad Dawson, and Floyd Mayweather Jr.

Joining Smith, Rodriguez, and Johnson on the star studded card will be Shobox alumni Mickey Bey and Antwone Smith, as well as upper Midwest boxing stars Andy “Kaos” Kolle and Javontae Starks.

Tickets range in price from $20-$65.

Article posted on 15.10.2010

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