Get to know Sam Smith
Published On Wednesday, September 26, 2018By Tim Rickson
Get to know Sniper Sam Smith as BBN throw a series of quickfire questions at the light-heavyweight
BBN talk exclusivley to Sam Smith to get to know the light-heavyweight better:
Name: Sam Smith
Height: 6’ 2”
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Favourite active boxer?
Favourite all-time boxer?
“Gatti v Ward.”
“Pinewood Star ABC.”
W31-L14; 3x National titles - CYP’s Winner 2010; 2x Golden Gloves Winner 2007 & 2008; Three Nations silver medallist 2009
Goals in boxing?
“No, just keep going as long as I can.”
“My coach and manager is Paddy Fitzpatrick, he has trained George Groves, Luke Watkins, Eamon O’Kane, Garvy Kelly. Long-time sponsor is A1 Group
“A boxer-fighter, whatever gets the job done! A bit of everything!”
Ring walk song?
“Not got one at the moment but it’ll be something country though because I’m a bit of a country music fan.”
Favourite colour gloves?
Toughest ever opponent?
“Toughest boxer would be Kirk Garvey because I lost. I’d have to say Nathan Cleverley is the best I've faced in sparring.”
“Probably in Bulgaria in the European Games but I’ve also boxed at the York Hall a couple of times.”
Favourite football team?
“I was always good at running when I was at school and I do a lot of charity events to raise money. It helps with the training.”
Best friends in boxing?
“I’d have to say Tim DeMayer. He does a lot for me, I wouldn’t be here now if it wasn’t for him.”
Favourite holiday destination?
Favourite TV programme?
“Match of the Day.”
“Sugar Ray Leonard’s autobiography.”
“I’m To Blame – Kip Moore.”
“Suffer now and live the rest of your life as a champion.”
“November 2 at The Indigo at The O2.”
What fight do you want to see happen this year? “George Groves v James DeGale.”
If you could fight anyone, past or present, who would it be? “Arturo Gatti.”