Former Boxing Champ "Bonecrusher" Smith Visits Lynchburg - - ABC13

Former Boxing Champ "Bonecrusher" Smith Visits Lynchburg


Forest -  A former world heavyweight boxing champion was in Lynchburg over the weekend.  

James "Bonecrusher" Smith was in town visiting friends.  I caught him with him on the golf course. "Bonecrusher", with just a week to prepare,  knocked out Tim Witherspoon in the first round in 1986 to win the W-B-A title.  Three months later, he lost it to Mike Tyson in a 12-round decision when Tyson was, in Smith's words, a fighter and not a biter.  Smith, now 60, was the first heavyweight champ to have a college degree.  He's written a book titled M.A.D., Make a Decision."

James "Bonecrusher" Smith, FORMER HEAVYWEIGHT BOXING CHAMPION, said "Bonecrusher, I think, is one of the better nicknames in boxing.  And you know I'm excited.  But I don't crush any bones now, I just play a little golf and eat a few chicken wings."



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