Paul Smith Jnr.
(born 6 October 1982 in Liverpool
, United Kingdom
) is an English professional super-middleweight boxer
. He is a former British super-middleweight champion.
Smith started boxing at age nine with the Rotunda amateur boxing club and fought in South Africa
, and Denmark
. He comes from a family of boxers and he and his brothers became the first group of siblings to all win the Amateur National Championships
. In 2002, he won a silver medal for his country in the Commonwealth Games
losing to Jean Pascal
by two points; Smith was then picked up by Frank Warren
and turned professional.
Smith's career has featured many bouts held within the UK, mainly in Liverpool
. He has faced Ryan Walls
and Steve Timms
, and ended the latter's career with a TKO
On 10 March 2007, he KO'd the Belgian
, Alexander Polizzi
in Liverpool, winning the WBU
international middleweight title in the eighth round.
On 20 March 2007, Smith took part in boxing's answer to Golf
's Ryder Cup
fighting American Jonathan Reid
; the Nashville
, resident lost to Smith on a technical knockout.
On 4 September 2007, Smith joined nine other boxing hopefuls as members of season three of The Contender
. Smith fought rival David Banks
, 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.... Read More