James "Bonecrusher" Smith - World Boxing Heavyweight Champion
Champion For Kids - Mentoring Kids Around The World Through Boxing
Mission: We create hometown heroes with mentoring through boxing. If you be all you can be every day, you will be honored as a legend.
James Smith, nicknamed "Bonecrusher", is a native of Magnolia, North Carolina (Duplin County). He is a graduate of Shaw University in Raleigh, NC, the class of 1975. James played basketball and football at Shaw University. James helped establish the N.C. Boxing Commission and served as its first chairman. He won the World Boxing Association Heavyweight Title in 1986 with a first round knockout of Tim Witherspoon on a seven day notice from promoter Don King. James became the first college graduate to win the heavyweight title. James was inducted into the Carolina's Boxing Hall of Fame in April 2007. He currently lives in Myrtle Beach, South Carolina.
James B. Smith is the founder and chairman of the board of Champion For Kids, Inc., a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization that mentors kids around the world.
Knocking out Tim Witherspoon Knocking down Mike Tyson