Mitchell Smith

Oct 21, 2016
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Just seen a video of him on the pads.

He is at least 17 stone. His belly is down by his knees. What a fucking waste of talent.

Says he's returning next year but will probably even struggle to get under 11 stone now lol.
 
Jun 4, 2012
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He's out of shape...so what? He's nothing like as out of shape as Fury was, and Fury is back fighting. He's a bit more out of shape than Hatton used to blow up to inbetween fights. Yes he is well over fighting weight, but of course it can come off at his age and if he trains hard. Also...he put that up himself, said he is fat, and said the weight felt terrible, but he will work hard to get back. His hands looked pretty good there.

I don't care for him particularly, nor do I think he is going to the highest level, but someone who has been on anti depressants, had a shitty upbringing and lost the plot as a man in his early 20's through drinking and acting a twat is not a lost cause forever.
 
Oct 21, 2016
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He's out of shape...so what? He's nothing like as out of shape as Fury was, and Fury is back fighting. He's a bit more out of shape than Hatton used to blow up to inbetween fights. Yes he is well over fighting weight, but of course it can come off at his age and if he trains hard. Also...he put that up himself, said he is fat, and said the weight felt terrible, but he will work hard to get back. His hands looked pretty good there.

I don't care for him particularly, nor do I think he is going to the highest level, but someone who has been on anti depressants, had a shitty upbringing and lost the plot as a man in his early 20's through drinking and acting a twat is not a lost cause forever.

Not as out of shape as Fury was?

I think It is much more detrimental for a Super-Featherweight to be 6 stone above his fighting weight then a Heavyweight. No one said he was a lost cause. Much more to life than boxing but this COULD affect his career in a bad way. He may struggle to even make 130 again and for someone who was too small for the weight initially him boxing up at lightweight /Light-welter isn't a great thing.

I personally thought he had big potential to become World champion at one point.
 
Jun 4, 2012
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Not as out of shape as Fury was?

I think It is much more detrimental for a Super-Featherweight to be 6 stone above his fighting weight then a Heavyweight. No one said he was a lost cause. Much more to life than boxing but this COULD affect his career in a bad way. He may struggle to even make 130 again and for someone who was too small for the weight initially him boxing up at lightweight /Light-welter isn't a great thing.

I personally thought he had big potential to become World champion at one point.
I didn't realise he was 15 stone to be fair, and for sure it is worse for a small fighter to put that on than a heavy, but Fury was not only morbidly obese but had spent two years doing tons of coke and getting hammered constantly...he even sounded fucked. It is poor on Smith, but from the little I have read he has had a long battle with depression, and obviously he was earning more money than normal for someone at the level he was at.

I think he is young enough to get back to 130 without it being too destructive. However, that is 80lbs he needs to cut...which is a serious amount for an athlete. Hatton used to lose 40, and he did that regularly, which clearly shortened his career.

The positive sign is that Smith is not shying away from it, and has put it out there for people to see...probably to work as a motivator.
 
Jun 4, 2012
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how tall is he? hes saying hes 15 stone on the comments. Im 5 10 and i was 14 stone once and i looked a disgrace.....
Yeah, I spent 3.5 months just travelling around, while eating and drinking a ton. We were in certain places with lots of dishes we wanted to try and so I was having 4-5 meals a day and I drank booze literally every day for 3 months, even if it was not a ton on lots of days. I was 210 lbs (15 stone) when I got back to the UK, and I am 6ft....looking in the mirror disgusted me.

I looked fine in clothes, but when I looked at my torso in a mirror I was appalled, and got right back into exercising and eating smaller portions midweek. I have been 205 lbs and looked fine, when I was lifting a lot in the past, but 15 stone on 5ft 3"....jesus. It makes me wonder how people (excluding those with depression etc) allow themselves to get worse than that. The idea of getting any more out of shape than I was is anathema to me. How do you not get to say the equivalent of 16 stone on me, and go "NO! I am making a change"?
 
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Jan 20, 2014
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Just seen a video of him on the pads.

He is at least 17 stone. His belly is down by his knees. What a fucking waste of talent.

Says he's returning next year but will probably even struggle to get under 11 stone now lol.
That’s nowhere near 17 stone you mug
 

ant-man

Opticians rob you blind.
Jun 11, 2014
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Boxers are a complex lot and often seem to live on the edge. He can come back from this still of course, but it'll be a struggle. He'll go one of two ways and it's up to him to decide which it is to be.

I put on over 3 stone once from fluid retention due to illness which saw me at 14 stone at 5'11". It wasn't good. How so called professional athletes can let this happen deliberately is beyond me, but like I said they're a different breed and often lean to extremes.
 
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5ft 3" and 15 stone, I hope for his sake he's already got a missus because the lad is going to struggle with the birds with those stats.