SecondsOut is pleased to announce that James E Smith’s excellent boxing program ’In This Corner’ will become a regular weekly feature on SecondsOut.TV
Smith,aka Smitty, as he is better known, has been involved in the sport of boxing for nearly 40 years. He kind of grew up with the sport as a young boy chasing ’The Greatest’, Muhammad Ali, around the famed 5th Street Gym on Miami Beach where Smitty would eventually train himself in the ring and as a broadcaster. This dual training has blossomed into a long career covering “The Sweet Science”, calling hundreds of championship fights in the U.S. and around the world and currently hosting America’s only syndicated boxing TV program IN THIS CORNER.
Smitty combines a very unique blend of boxing and broadcasting experience having been an on-air radio and TV personality since 1985 after actually fighting professionally for 3 years in South Florida in the early ‘80s. This rare combination gives Smitty a unique style and insight for boxing fans the world over.
Smitty has built up such a solid reputation and respect with the greatest fighters on the planet that they actually climb inside the squared circle with him on IN THIS CORNER to demonstrate the tremendous skills that have made all of them World Champions and many of them legends of the Sweet Science. Smitty plans to expand this with a separate legends segment of IN THIS CORNER in the future and he is just about to complete a screenplay that centers around Boxing coming later this year. Smitty was born in Miami Florida and now resides where else…in the Mecca of boxing Las Vegas, Nevada.