Born on 3rd April 1953, in Magnolia, North Carolina, James "Bonecrusher" Smith is a former Professional boxer who became the first Heavyweight Champion with a college degree. He was given the moniker "Bonecrusher" for his boxing skills.
Earned the IBC Heavyweight title beating Kimmuel Odum on 22nd July 1991
Won the WBA Americas Heavyweight Title on 4th April 1990 defeating Mike Weaver
On 12th December 1986, he clinched the title of WBA Heavyweight Champion by defeating Tim Witherspoon
Blew down the undefeated Frank Bruno in a ten round event in the year 1984