WHO IS CHRIS BILLAM SMITH?
Chris Billam-Smith, known as ‘The Gentleman’, is an English professional boxer and current British and Commonwealth and European cruiserweight champion.
Billam-Smith made his professional debut on 16 September 2017 under the tutelage of Shane McGuigan, scoring a first-round technical knockout (TKO) victory over Russ Henshaw at the O2 Academy in Bournemouth, Dorset.
After building a record of 9–0 (8 KO), he faced fellow undefeated British prospect Richard Riakporhe (9–0, 8 KO) for the WBA Inter-Continental cruiserweight title on 20 July 2019 at the O2 Arena in London. The fight was televised live on Sky Sports Box Office as part of the undercard of Dillian Whyte vs. Oscar Rivas.
Chris sits currently at 14-1 (10 by KO) as a cruiserweight fighter and has been dubbed one of the best in the division since the likes of Tony Bellew. He is also the current cruiserweight Commonwealth champion and has defended his title since 2020. Chris has even caught the eye of elite boxing promoter Eddie Hearn who has hailed him as one to watch for the future.
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