Twon Smith will continue his journey beyond the adversity
Managed by an affiliate of 3kingsboxing.com, Rick Mohamed at Brawlers Sports Management, Twon Smith (3-1, 2KO) has an interesting story. He is the younger brother of the late Terrance Smith Jr who himself fought at cruiserweight, however, was tragically killed in 2015.
The fourteen year career of the elder Smith was deceptive. It ended with a record of 8-18, with 5 knockouts, however, he shared the ring with many respectable fighters.
From top prospects at the time he fought them like Shaun George and Carlos Duarte, known contenders like Cedric Agnew and Farah Ennis to the former IBF and WBA champion Murat Gassiev, he mixed it up with them all. Before his death, he would tell Mr. Mohamed, “my little brother is next for you to manage. He’s a beast too!”
Picking Up the Pieces
After his brother’s death, Twon has made it clear he wants his story heard in route to becoming the next cruiserweight champion. He had a limited amateur career; only posting twelve bouts, going 10-2 before turning pro in 2017.
However, his skills were good enough to catch the eye of former WBO light heavyweight champion Sergey Kovalev, as he added Smith as a sparring partner to prepare for his first bout with Eleider Alvarez.
In March, he suffered a setback against light heavyweight Marcus Sanchez in a fight many believed was a robbery. On December 1, he will look to bounce back as he faces another undefeated prospect in Sam Crossed (7-0, 5KO).
Crossed last fought in June, knocking out the undefeated Josh Jones in one round. Besides having one-punch knockout power, he will have the advantage of fighting close to home. With both men at 31 years of age, they understand that every fight is critical to their success.
This will be a difficult fight for Smith, although, in order to be the best, overcoming challenges like this are mandatory.
By: EJ Williams