Lonnie Smith (boxer)

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Lonnie Smith
Real name Harlan Alonso Smith
Nickname(s) Lightning
Rated at Welterweight
Light welterweight
Height 5 ft 8 in (170 cm)
Reach 70 in (178 cm)
Nationality American
Born (1962-11-05) November 5, 1962 (age 52)
Denver, Colorado, USA
Stance Orthodox
Boxing record
Total fights 53
Wins 45
Wins by KO 27
Losses 6
Draws 2
No contests 0

Harlan Alonso Smith, known as Lonnie Smith (born November 5, 1962 in Denver, Colorado), is an American boxer at Welterweight.[1]

Professional career[edit]

Known as "Lightning" Lonnie, Smith turned pro in 1980 and was undefeated in his first 23 fights, including a win over undefeated Billy Costello to capture the WBC Light Welterweight Title in 1985. He lost the title in his first defense to Rene Arredondo via 5th round TKO.

Julio César Chávez fight[edit]

In 1991 he took on WBC Light Welterweight Title holder Julio César Chávez, but lost a one-sided decision.

Smith never again fought for a title, and retired in 1999 after a loss to Diosbelys Hurtado with a record of 45-6-2.


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Preceded by
Billy Costello
WBC Light Welterweight Champion
21 Aug 1985–5 May 1986
Succeeded by
Rene Arredondo