Former IBF jr middleweight champion Ishe “Sugar Shay” Smith (28-8, 12 KOs) is preparing to headline a Bounce TV card on September 16 against Frank “Notorious” Galarza (17-1, 11 KOs) from The Chelsea inside The Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas.
“I’m not wasting my time focusing on what Galarza does or what he has done to his opponents,” stated Smith. “My opponent is myself and executing the game plan that we put forth. A lot of people think this is a big step up for him and they usually get hungrier when given the opportunity, but I have been in there with other hungry young fighters. I am going to go out there and show him there are levels to this.
“…I would like to fight again this year if possible, but my main focus is Galarza. He is coming off of a loss, where he got stopped. I have been in there with everybody, and the guys I lost to were controversial decisions. I have been around the block so my main opponent on September 16 is myself. There are levels to this game and I am going to treat this fight at such.”