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.… Read Article
LAS VEGAS (March 25) – Las Vegas will be the center of the boxing universe Cinco de Mayo weekend and kicking it off will be an action-packed night of fights at The Joint at Hard Rock Hotel & Casino when FOX Sports 1 and FOX Deportes feature a tripleheader that includes two World Championship bouts just one night before “THE MOMENT: Floyd Mayweather vs. Marcos Maidana” takes place at MGM Grand. In the 12-round main … Read Article
Chicago junior middleweight “King” Carlos Molina says he’s had a perfect training camp in preparation to fight for his dream of winning a world championship.
Molina (21-5-2, 6 KOs) will face defending champion and Las Vegas resident Ishe Smith (25-5 11 KOs) for the IBF Light Middleweight Championship on Saturday, September 14, at the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas, on the undercard of the 12-round Floyd “Money” Mayweather vs. Saul “Canelo” Alvarez fight … Read Article
LOS ANGELES, (August 8, 2013) – Just when fight fans thought “THE ONE: MAYWEATHER VS. CANELO” couldn’t get any bigger, the opening two Pay-Per-View bouts of the September 14 mega-card at the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas have been announced, with a third world championship bout and a meeting of two rising stars making this the must-see event of 2013.… Read Article
LAS VEGAS, July 9 – Due to a cut sustained over IBF Junior Middleweight World Champion Ishe Smith’s right eye while preparing for his title defense against Carlos Molina, their Friday, July 19 bout at The Joint at Hard Rock Hotel & Casino in Las Vegas has been postponed. The SHOWTIME televised card will proceed as scheduled as a
ShoBox: The New Generation televised event showcasing a doubleheader featuring undefeated prospect Mickey Bey against former … Read Article
LAS VEGAS, June 13 – After making history in February by becoming the first Las Vegas native to win a major world boxing championship, Ishe “Sugar Shay” Smith will return home on Friday, July 19
to defend his IBF Junior Middleweight World Championship against number two rated IBF junior middleweight contender “King” Carlos Molina at The Joint At Hard Rock Hotel & Casino in Las Vegas live on a special edition of SHOWTIMEBoxing.… Read Article
Before and since winning the International Boxing Federation (IBF) junior middleweight title against Cornelius “K-9” Bundrage (32-5, 19 KOs) on February 23rd in Detroit, Ishe “Sugar Shay” Smith (25-5, 11 KOs) has stated that he would like to face perennial contender “King” Carlos Molina (21-5-2, 6 KOs) in his first title defense, which he would like to be in his hometown of Las Vegas.… Read Article
(Photo credit: Casino/Showtime) DETROIT (Feb. 23, 2013) – Ishe Smith captured the IBF Junior Middleweight World Championship and became the first Las Vegas native to win a major world title when he scored a split decision victory over Cornelius “K9” Bundrage in the main event of a special edition of SHOWTIME BOXING at the Masonic Temple Theatre in Detroit, Mich.
The fight was scored 116-111 Smith, 114-113 Bundrage and 116-111 Smith, who became the 48th … Read Article
FINAL WEIGHTS: SHOWTIME (9 p.m. ET/PT, Delayed On The West Coast)
CORNELIUS BUNDRAGE – 152. 8 Pounds
ISHE SMITH – 152.8 Pounds
J’LEON LOVE – 161 Pounds
DERRICK FINDLEY – 161 Pounds
BADOU JACK – 167.8 Pounds
DON MOUTON – 164.8 Pounds… Read Article
Since its inception in July 2001, 47 fighters who’ve appeared on ShoBox: The New Generation have gone on to capture a world title.
One of them, Cornelius “K9” Bundrage (32-4, 19 KO’s), of Detroit, will defend his IBF Junior Middleweight World Championship against fellow ShoBox alum, Ishe “Sugar Shay” Smith (24-5, 11 KO’s), of Las Vegas, tomorrow/Saturday, Feb. 23, live on SHOWTIME® (9:00 p.m. ET/PT, delayed on the West Coast) from the Masonic Temple Theatre … Read Article