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Billam-Smith added to NXTGEN card on Sky Sports

Billam-Smith added to NXTGEN card on Sky Sports

Written by Jonathan Nagioff (@jonathannagioff) Bournemouth Cruiserweight Chris Billam-Smith has been added to Friday’s JD NXTGEN bill at Nottingham Arena live on Sky Sports. The 28-year-old will face Moroccan journeyman Yassine Habachi (5-13-5) in his first fight since his victory…
Bournemouth boxer Billam-Smith to face Riakporhe at O2

Bournemouth boxer Billam-Smith to face Riakporhe at O2

Photo credit: Jonathan Nagioff, Nerve Sport boxing correspondent Written by Jonathan Nagioff (@jonathannagioff) Bournemouth cruiserweight Chris Billam-Smith will face South London’s Richard Riakporhe live on Sky Sports on July 20th. The unbeaten pair have long been touted for a huge…
Exclusive: Billam-Smith braced for ‘massive’ 2019

Exclusive: Billam-Smith braced for ‘massive’ 2019

Written by Jonathan Nagioff (@JonathanNagioff). This article first appeared in Nerve magazine issue 4, and has been modified. Bournemouth boxing sensation Chris Billam-Smith is ready for a “massive” 2019 and is expecting to land a title shot. The Cruiserweight puncher…
EXCLUSIVE: “We all must fight each other”, Billam-Smith says

EXCLUSIVE: “We all must fight each other”, Billam-Smith says

By Jonathan Nagioff (@JonathanNagioff) Chris Billam-Smith says he wants to fight all of his domestic rivals, and has called for a “super series” type-tournament to prove who is the number one in the division. Bournemouth based Cruiserweight Billam-Smith extended his…
“5th Street Gym training paid off”, says Billam-Smith

“5th Street Gym training paid off”, says Billam-Smith

by Jonathan Nagioff (@JonathanNagioff) Cruiserweight Chris Billam-Smith says his training in the famous 5th Street Gym proved fundamental as he beat Kent Kauppinen on Saturday night. The Bournemouth man had been training out in Miami at 5th Street Gym with…
Billam-Smith too much for Kauppinen at o2

Billam-Smith too much for Kauppinen at o2

by Jonathan Nagioff (@JonathanNagioff) Chris Billam-Smith recorded an eighth-straight win, stopping Kent Kauppinen in the sixth round at Bournemouth’s O2 academy on Saturday night. After flooring Kauppinen in the opening two rounds, the scheduled six round fight looked to be…
Tony Bellew bows out a winner despite devastating Usyk defeat

Tony Bellew bows out a winner despite devastating Usyk defeat

Written by Jonathan Nagioff (@JonathanNagioff) Tony Bellew’s dream of bowing out of boxing as the undisputed cruiserweight king was dashed by Oleksandr Usyk, as the Ukrainian star inflicted a devastating 8th round KO at the Manchester Arena on Saturday night.…
Chris Billam-Smith: ‘The Gentleman’ gunning for glory

Chris Billam-Smith: ‘The Gentleman’ gunning for glory

Written by Jonathan Nagioff (@JonathanNagioff). This article first appeared in Nerve Magazine issue no. 2, and has been modified. In professional boxing, there seems to be a common misconception that you have to have some genuine spite towards your opponent…