Paul Smith (boxer)
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|Real name||Paul Smith|
|Nickname(s)||Real Gone Kid|
|Height||5 ft 11 in (1.80 m)|
6 October 1982 |
|Wins by KO||19|
|Silver||2002 Manchester||Light middleweight|
|Paul Smith Jr|
|Birth name||Paul Smith|
|Occupations||Disc jockey, Remixer, Songwriter|
|Associated acts||Mike Di Scala|
Paul Smith Jr (born 6 October 1982) is an English professional boxer from Liverpool, England, competing in the super middleweight division. He is the reigning British super middleweight champion. Paul is currently without a promoter after making a statement on Twitter on Friday 8 November confirming that on 1 November 2013 he had written to Frank Warren terminating his bi-lateral joint manager/promotional agreement with Warren and Queensberry promotions. He is currently rated 8 in the world by the WBO, 13 by the WBA, 23 by the WBC and is in the top 35 of both the IBO and Boxrec world computerized rankings.
Smith started boxing at age nine with the Rotunda amateur boxing club and fought in South Africa, Uzbekistan, and Denmark representing England. He comes from a family of boxers and he and his brothers (Steven, Liam, and Callum) became the first group of siblings to all win ABA titles. Paul won silver medals for his country in the 2001 Copenhagen Cup and 2002 Commonwealth Games, losing to Jean Pascal by two points; Smith was then picked up by Frank Warren and turned professional.
On 4 September 2007, Smith joined nine other boxing hopefuls as members of season three of The Contender. Smith fought rival David Banks from Portland, Oregon, and ended with a win for Smith by split-decision. However, since Smith had the lowest point total out of the remaining boxers, he was disqualified. The victory over David Banks was fought in Pasadena, California and was broadcast on ESPN and ITV; Ray Leonard said Smith let his anger take away from his ability. Smith was left with two cuts, one on his nose and another around his eye; this meant he was medically unfit to continue the contest regardless of performance.
Smith returned to England and defeated Cello Renda to win the vacant English middleweight title. He lost the title in his very next fight against Steven Bendall on 21 June 2008 in Birmingham, England, on a much contested points decision.
On 30 October 2009, Smith challenged Tony Quigley for the British super-middleweight title in Liverpool's Echo Arena. Quigley was the holder of the British title after defeating Tony Dodson only months earlier at the same venue. The fight was a tight affair with Smith eventually winning via split decision over 12 rounds thus crowning him the new British super-middleweight title holder.
Smith's first defense of his title came in his thirtieth professional contest at the Echo Arena, Liverpool on 12 March 2010, against Tony Dodson. Smith won again, this time via a unanimous 12 round decision.
Smith boxed Beijing 2008 gold medalist, James DeGale at the Echo Arena, Liverpool on 11 December 2012, the fight was stopped in the ninth round, causing Smith to lose his British super-middleweight crown.
Smith, once again challenged for the British title against George Groves, after two first round stoppage wins since his defeat to James DeGale. The bout took place in Groves' native London at the Wembley Arena on 5 November 2011. Smith won the opening round on all three judges cards and landed a hard shot on Groves towards the end of the round. One minute into the second round, however, a lead overhand right from Groves to Smith's jaw floored him. Smith was able to beat the count only to be dropped again, forcing the referee to halt the contest.
On the 27th September 2014, Smith fought WBO Super-Middleweight title holder Arthur Abraham in Kiel, Germany. Despite outworking Abraham for the full 12 rounds, the judges controversially ruled in the Armenian's favour by scores of 119-109, 117-111 and 117-110. Many ringside observers saw the fight as being far closer than the judges ruled it and promoter Eddie Hearn labelled the judges scores a "disgrace". Despite the loss, it was this fight that proved Smith belonged at world level.
Professional boxing record
|35 Wins (20 knockouts), 3 Defeats, 0 Draws|
|Loss||35-4||Arthur Abraham||UD||12||2014-09-27||Sparkassen-Arena, Kiel, Schleswig-Holstein, Germany||For WBO Super Middleweight title.|
|Win||35-3||David Sarabia||TKO||2 (8)||2014-05-17||Motorpoint Arena, Cardiff, Wales, United Kingdom|
|Win||34-3||Jamie Ambler||UD||6||2013-12-14||ExCeL London, United Kingdom|
|Win||33-3||Tony Dodson||TKO||2:31, 6 (12)||2013-06-29||USN Bolton Arena, Bolton, United Kingdom||BBBofC British super middleweight title fight|
|Win||32-3||Tommy Tolan||RTD||3.00, 4 (6)||11/09/2012||Liverpool Olympia, Liverpool, United Kingdom|
|Loss||31-3||George Groves||TKO||1.18, 2 (12)||11/05/2011||Wembley Arena, London, United Kingdom||BBBofC British & Commonwealth super middle titles|
|Win||31-2||Paul Samuels||TKO||2.22, 1 (8)||09/17/2011||Liverpool Olympia, Liverpool, United Kingdom|
|Win||30-2||Jozsef Matolcsi||KO||0.58, 1 (8)||05/21/2011||O2 Arena, London, United Kingdom|
|Loss||29-2||James Degale||TKO||2.08, 9 (12)||10/11/2010||Echo Arena, Liverpool, United Kingdom||Lost BBBofC British super middleweight title|
|Win||29-1||Tony Dodson||UD||12||03/12/2010||Echo Arena, Liverpool, United Kingdom||Retained BBBofC British super middleweight title|
|Win||28-1||Tony Quigley||SD||12||10/30/2009||Echo Arena, Liverpool, United Kingdom||Won BBBofC British super middleweight title|
|Win||27-1||Michal Bilak||PTS||8||07/18/2009||M.E.N. Arena, Manchester, United Kingdom|
|Win||26-1||Rashid Matumla||TKO||2.35, 2 (12)||03/14/2009||M.E.N. Arena, Manchester, United Kingdom||Won vacant WBA International super middleweight title|
|Win||25-1||Ciaran Healy||PTS||6||09/06/2008||Kingsway Leisure Centre, Widnes, United Kingdom|
|Win||24-1||Danny Thornton||KO||2.50, 6 (8)||09/06/2008||M.E.N. Arena, Manchester, United Kingdom|
|Loss||23-1||Steven Bendall||PTS||10||06/21/2008||National Indoor Arena, Birmingham, United Kingdom||Lost BBBofC English middleweight title|
|Win||23-0||Cello Renda||TKO||1.55, 6 (10)||03/08/2008||O2 Arena, London, United Kingdom||Won the vacant BBBofC English middleweight title|
|Win||22-0||Francis Cheka||PTS||8||12/08/2007||Bolton Arena, Bolton, United Kingdom|
|Win||21-0||David Banks||SD||5||10/09/2007||The Contender Arena, Los Angeles, USA||Part of The Contender series 3|
|Win||20-0||Jonathan Reid||TKO||1.21, 7 (8)||03/30/2007||Metro Radio Arena, Newcastle, United Kingdom||Part of the USA vs UK Contender Challenge|
|Win||19-0||Alexander Polizzi||TKO||1.08, 8 (12)||03/10/2007||Liverpool Olympia, Liverpool, United Kingdom||Won the Vacant WBU International Middleweight Title|
|Win||18-0||Ryan Walls||TKO||2.48, 4 (8)||11/18/2006||Newport Leisure Centre, Newport, United Kingdom|
|Win||17-0||Dean Walker||TKO||2.49, 3 (10)||10/14/2006||M.E.N. Arena, Manchester, United Kingdom||Won the vacant BBBofC Central Area middleweight title|
|Win||16-0||Conroy McIntosh||PTS||8||06/01/2006||Metrodome, Barnsley, United Kingdom|
|Win||15-0||Hussain Osman||TKO||2.00, 4 (6)||03/11/2006||Newport Leisure Centre, Newport, United Kingdom|
|Win||14-0||Simeon Cover||PTS||6||06/03/2005||M.E.N. Arena, Manchester, United Kingdom|
|Win||13-0||Rob Burton||KO||1.54, 1 (6)||02/11/2005||M.E.N. Arena, Manchester, United Kingdom|
|Win||12-0||Howard Clarke||KO||2.11, 1 (6)||12/17/2004||Everton Park Sports Centre, Liverpool, United Kingdom|
|Win||11-0||Jason Collins||TKO||1.42, 1 (6)||10/01/2004||M.E.N. Arena, Manchester, United Kingdom|
|Win||10-0||Ojay Abrahams||PTS||4||09/10/2004||Everton Park Sports Centre, Liverpool, United Kingdom|
|Win||9-0||Steve Timms||TKO||2.57, 1 (6)||06/12/2004||M.E.N. Arena, Manchester, United Kingdom|
|Win||8-0||Howard Clarke||PTS||4||04/03/2004||M.E.N. Arena, Manchester, United Kingdom|
|Win||7-0||Davy Jones||PTS||4||02/26/2004||Kingsway Leisure Centre, Widnes, United Kingdom|
|Win||6-0||Joel Ani||PTS||4||12/13/2003||M.E.N. Arena, Manchester, United Kingdom|
|Win||5-0||Mike Duffield||TKO||2.41, 1 (4)||10/02/2003||Everton Park Sports Centre, Liverpool, United Kingdom|
|Win||4-0||Patrick Cito||PTS||4||08/29/2003||Everton Park Sports Centre, Liverpool, United Kingdom|
|Win||3-0||Silver Fox||TKO||2.40, 2 (4)||06/20/2003||Everton Park Sports Centre, Liverpool, United Kingdom|
|Win||2-0||Andrey Ivanov||TKO||1.00, 2 (4)||05/08/2003||Kingsway Leisure Centre, Widnes, United Kingdom|
|Win||1-0||Howard Clarke||PTS||4||04/05/2003||M.E.N. Arena, Manchester, United Kingdom||Professional debut.|
As well as being a boxer, Paul Smith Jnr is a resident DJ at the 'Society' nightclub in Liverpool. He co-wrote the Ultrabeat song "Better Than Life", with Mike Di Scala and has remixed the song "Falling Stars (Waiting For A Star To Fall)" by Sunset Strippers, also with Di Scala.
-  paul 2002 lt mddl aba
-  liam 2008 lt mddl aba
-  callum 2010 gb title
-  callum 2011 gb title
-  Stephen 2006 and 2007 ftrwt aba
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- "Biography at boxrec.com". boxrec.com. 31 December 2013. Retrieved 1 January 2013.