Advertisement
Advertisement
Boxingscene.com

Ishe Smith Parts From Lou DiBella, Eyes UK Opportunity

By Ryan Burton

BoxingScene.com recently spoke to former Contender series participant Ishe Smith. The Las Vegas resident advised us that he no longer is being promoted by Lou DiBella and that the two sides had came to a mutual agreement to part ways.

According to Smith, DiBella told him that  he wasn't able to land him the type of fights that he deserved and that by parting ways Smith may be able to land more meaningful fights.

Smith released the following statement:

"I have a lot of respect for Lou and everyone at DBE, Lou came to me as a friend and told me he has tried his hardest to get me a fight and that it was a high risk no reward type of situation with these fighters.

Rather than to hold me back, he personally told me I had a family to feed and he considered me a friend and I needed to do what was best for them. He said maybe removing himself from the equation will bring me some fights and if not he would help me out in the future.

Lou and I had some great fights together. The Danny Jacobs and Fernando Guerrero fights are two examples.  I love what he did for me, he help revitalize my career and get me back on track, and for that I am forever grateful.  I have long dreamed for a fight in the UK, maybe this dream will become a reality very soon.

I don't know what God is up to, but I do know I have a lot of fight left in me, and I am going to do everything I can to keep giving the fans great fights. It was the fans who called for better fights from me; I listened to what they were saying and answered the call, even in defeat I still consider the Guerrero fight my best performance."

Send questions or comments to [email protected]

Tags: Ishe Smith image   Lou DiBella image  
User Comments and Feedback (Register For Free To Comment) Comment by Clegg on 06-02-2011

I don't think DiBella is the reason he isn't getting the big fights...

Comment by Sparked_1985 on 06-02-2011

He could be a in a prizefighter tournament. Win himself £32,000. Plus another payday against the best Brit at that weight. Not a bad idea.

Comment by The Devil on 06-02-2011

Ishe can make some noise but right now they're just trying to use him as a stepping stone in hometown robberies of up and copmers. I'd make Ishe vs Judah a 50/50 fight. Ishe needs a few comeback fights to…

Comment by dans on 06-02-2011

[QUOTE=Stanly Ketchel;10635907]Great, the return of Ishe "ambien" Smith. Boy will put you to sleep while watching him faster than a double shot of nyquil. What do you guys like better, Ishe "Nyquil" Smith, Ishe "ambien" Smith, or Ishe "narcolepsy" Smith,…

Comment by JoeKoBoxing on 06-02-2011

Darren Barker/Martin Murray vs Ishe Smith are good fights.

Post a Comment - View More User Comments (6)
Top Headlines Haye Feels Mayweather Has Zero Fear of McGregor Landing Shots Anthony Joshua: I’d Try MMA, But I Would Probably Get Beaten Saunders: I'd Jump at Chance To Face Daniel Jacobs in December! Carl Frampton Makes it Official: Leaves Barry McGuigan, Cyclone McGregor: No Fan of Canelo, Golovkin - I Want Lomachenko-Rigo Chris Algieri: McGregor Loses, Took Me 10-15 Fights To Transition McGregor: Horn Mauled Pacquiao - That Was No Robbery Daily Bread Mailbag: Crawford-Spence, Fantasy Matches, More DeGale: Mayweather-McGregor a Mismatch, But a Great Event Damon Jones vs. James Metcalf, British Eliminator Set, 10/21 Usyk vs. Huck: Otto Wallin vs. Timur Stark Added To The Card Euro News: Braehmer-Brant, Pawel Stepien, Pierre Madsen, More Andre Ward: We Could See Mayweather Win With BIG Knockout Pacquiao-Horn Funding Issue Resolved: Manny Plans To Fight Lomachenko-Rigondeaux Close For December 9 on ESPN Golovkin-Canelo and The Right Amount of 'Marinate' Andre Ward Warns Tony Bellew: This Ain't a Movie, This is Real! Cyborg Backs Mayweather To Win, Would Love To Enter Boxing Lennox Lewis: Mayweather Should Not Be 50-0, Fight is a Farce! McGregor: I'm Ready To Change The Face of The Fight Game Berto: If McGregor Beats Mayweather - It's a Big Blow To Boxing McGregor: Mayweather Would Need To Reincarnate Bruce Lee! Pacquiao-Horn: Funding Pulled Until Manny Commits To Rematch Andre Ward: Facing Anthony Joshua is NOT Off The Table! Video: Dillian Whyte Ready For Deontay Wilder, Discusses Future Andre Ward on Top Rank Rumors, Says HBO Contract is Up Yomar Alamo Blasts Zsigmond Vaas in One For WBC Youth Belt Sean Dodd Stops Antonio Horvatic In Tom Stalker Warm-Up Photos: Oleksandr Gvozdyk, Mike Alvarado Smash Opponents Lipinets Rips Indongo, Says IBF Title Was 'Stolen' From Him Crawford on Facing Pacquiao-Horn Winner Next: I'm All For It! Mayweather Not Focused on Surpassing Marciano's Mark of 49-0 Photos: Crawford Demolishes Indongo To Become Undisputed! Photos: Dillian Whyte, Bryant Jennings Blast Out Opponents Photos: Shakur Stevenson Dominates To Win Third FIght Joe Selkirk: I Came Back To Win a World Title Whyte: My Body Shots Would Make Wilder Fall in Three or Four! Video: Bryant Jennings Talks Wilder-Ortiz, Crawford, More Video: Andre Ward Talks Crawford, Kovalev, Stevenson, More Video: Teddy Atlas Talks Crawford, Lomachenko, Spence, More
Advertisement

Latest Active Forum Threads
Advertisement
Advertisement