James “Bonecrusher” SmithFmr WBA Boxing Title
James “Bonecrusher” Smith – Former WBA Boxing Title
During the 1980’s, James “Bonecrusher” Smith was a roaming menace in the Heavyweight division for anyone looking to obtain or retain Championship status. He blasted Frank Bruno and Mike Weaver in devastating fashion before whipping Tim Witherspoon inside of one round for the WBA Title.
He was one of only two men to make “Iron” Mike wait for the judges’ scorecards during Tyson’s initial championship reign and he emerged as an abrupt, game changing annoyance to Don King’s promotional plans for a Heavyweight unification process.
In the new millennium, Reverend James “Bonecrusher” Smith is a humanitarian, role model and ordained minister. He gives back not only to his community and the kids that grow up in its streets; he is also a charitable resource and representative to many of Boxing’s elder, retired statesmen.
James has a national mentoring program called Champion For Kids, Inc. where he mentors middle school students to stay in school. Even though he was one of biggest kids in high school, his parents encouraged him to play basketball instead of football. He states “I sure that if I had a pro football player as a mentor I could have played in the NFL. Mentoring and guidance are very important in his Life.
My favorite charity is Champions for Kids: www.championforkids.org .