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James "Bonecrusher" Smith
(James Odell Smith)

BORN   April 3 1953; Magnolia, North Carolina (Some sources report April 3 1955)
HEIGHT.. 6-4
WEIGHT 226-282 lbs
MANAGER Alan Kornberg, Steve Nelson


Smith was a strong, powerful heavyweight who lacked polish as a boxer but made up for it with solid punching and smart tactics; During his career, he met many of the top men in the division and also won the WBA Heavyweight Championship of the World, the WBA Continental Americas Heavyweight Championship and the IBC Junior Heavyweight Championship of the World

James defeated such men as Tim Witherspoon, Mike Weaver, Frank Bruno, lijah Tillery, Donnell Wingfield, Jeff Sims, David Bey, Jesse Ferguson, Mike Rouse, Jose Nino Ribalta and Lawrence "Poncho" Carter

Nov 5 James "Broadaxe" Broad      Atlantic City, NJ                  LT  4

Jan 30 Rickey Parkey              Knoxville, Tn                       W  6
Apr 22 Mike Cohen                 Charleston, SC                     KO  2
Jul 31 Lou Alexander              Atlantic City, NJ                  KO  2
Sep 11 Chris McDonald             Atlantic City, NJ                   W  8
Oct 16 Lonnie Chapman             Charlotte, NC                      KO  2
Dec 14 Larry Givens               Atlantic City, NJ                  TK  3

Apr  2 Nat Robinson               Lancaster, Pa                      KO  2
Apr 23 "Sugar" Lee Cohen          New York, NY                       KO  2
May 10 Linwood Jones              Atlantic City, NJ                  TK  2
Jun 14 Eugene Cato                Charleston, SC                     KO  4
Aug 23 Walter Santemore           Atlantic City, NJ                  TK  4
Nov  4 Leroy Boone                Tampa, Fl                          TK  5

Feb 10 Ben Griffin                Tampa, Fl                          TK  5
May 13 Frank Bruno                London, Eng                        KO 10
Nov  9 Larry Holmes               Las Vegas, Nv                      LT 12 
          -IBF Heavyweight Championship of the World

Mar 15 Tony Tubbs                 Las Vegas, Nv                       L 10
Apr 29 Jose Nino Ribalta          Buffalo, NY                         W 10
Jun 15 Tim Witherspoon            Las Vegas, Nv                       L 12
          -NABF Heavyweight Championship

Feb 23 Marvis Frazier             Atlantic City, NJ                   L 10
Apr  5 Mike Weaver                Latham, NY                         TK  1
Jun  7 Jesse Ferguson             Hamilton, Ber, WI                   W 10
Aug 23 David Bey                  Fayetteville, NC                    W 10
Dec 12 Tim Witherspoon            New York, NY                       TK  1
          -WBA Heavyweight Championship of the World

Mar  7 Mike Tyson                 Las Vegas, Nv                       L 12
          -WBC Heavyweight Championship of the World;
           WBA Heavyweight Championship of the World
Aug  9 Jose Adilson Rodriguez     Sao Paulo, Bra                      L 10

Jul 30 Michael Rouse              Atlantic City, NJ                   D  2
          -Both men had serious cuts and could not continue;
           The referee declared a "Technical Draw";
           Some sources report "D 3"

Jul  2 Donovan "Razor" Ruddock    Fayetteville, NC                   LK  7
Sep 29 Calvin Jones               Durham, NC                         TK  9
          -Some sources report "TK 8"
Oct 21 Jesse "Tank" McGhee        Charlotte, NC                      TK  2
Dec 14 Michael Rouse              St. Joseph, Mo                     TK  7
          -The verdict was not "KO 3"

Feb 20 Manuel Clay de Almeida     Atlantic City, NJ                  TK  6
Apr  4 Mike Weaver                New York, NY                        W 12
          -WBA Continental Americas Heavyweight Championship
Apr 27 Lawrence "Poncho" Carter   Raleigh, NC                        TK  1
          -IBC Junior Heavyweight Championship of the World

Jun 28 Terry Armstrong            Nice, France                       KO  2
Jul 22 Kimmuel Odum               Inglewood, Ca                      TK  3
          -IBC Junior Heavyweight Championship of the World
Aug  6 Everett "Big Foot" Martin  San Francisco, Ca                  TK  8
Sep 17 Jeff Sims                  Detroit, Mi                        KO  1
Sep 24 Marshall Tillman           New Orleans, La                    TK 10
          -Some sources report "Metairie, La"
Nov  4 Levi Billups               Inglewood, Ca                       L 10
Dec 13 Andre Crowder              Countryside, Il                    KO  1

Feb 15 Mark Wills                 Las Vegas, Nv                       W 10
Apr 24 Danny Wofford              Raleigh, NC                        TK  7
Jun 26 Greg Page                  Cleveland, Oh                       L 10

Feb 27 Michael Moorer             Atlantic City, NJ                   L 10
Jun  1 Donnell Wingfield          Philadelphia, Pa                   TK  2
Jun 26 Kevin Ford                 Atlantic City, NJ                  TK  9
Aug  7 Andrew Stokes              Atlantic City, NJ                   W 10
Sep 14 Elijah Tillery             Atlantic City, NJ                  TK  6
Dec  3 Lester Jackson             Bay St. Louis, Ms                   W  3
Dec  3 Marshall Tillman           Bay St. Louis, Ms                   W  3
Dec  3 Daniel Dancuta             Bay St. Louis, Ms                   L  3
          -The previous 3 bouts were held the same date as part
           of a Heavyweight Tournament

Jan 18 Lionel Butler              Omaha, Ne                          LT  3
Sep 17 Axel Schulz                Leverkusen, Ger                     L 10
Oct  7 Brian Nielsen              Copenhagen, Den                    LT  5

Mar 25 Bernd Friedrich            Dusseldorf, Ger                     W 10
Aug 22 Eli Dixon                  Raleigh, NC                        TK  2
          -Some sources report "KO 3"

Apr 11 Troy Roberts               Vancouver, BC, Can                 TK  3
          -Some sources report "TK 9"

Feb 25 Lynwood Jones              Raleigh, NC                         W  8
Jul  4 Joe Bugner                 Gold Coast, Que, Aus               LT  1
          -WBF Heavyweight Championship of the World
Nov 27 Dave Slaughter             Gary, In                           TK  2

Jun 18 Larry Holmes               Fayetteville, NC                   LT  8
          -Legends of Boxing Heavyweight Championship

Record courtesy of Tracy Callis, Historian, International Boxing Research Organization



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