Very not too long ago, the boxing world mounded when Corridor of Fame referee Mills Lane handed away on the age of 85-years-old.
On Monday, information broke that one other Corridor of Fame referee, Steve Smoger, handed away on the age of 72. Smoger was battling an undisclosed sickness.
Smoger began in boxing within the early Nineteen Seventies as a decide and referee for the Police Athletic League.
In 1984 he started his profession as an expert referee there and two years later he officiated his first world title go, an IBF flyweight bout, in South Korea.
In 2015, Smoger acquired boxing’s largest honor when he was inducted into the Worldwide Boxing Corridor of Fame. Smoger can also be a member of the New Jersey Boxing Corridor of Fame, Pennsylvania Boxing Corridor of Fame, Philadelphia Spots Corridor of Fame and Atlantic Metropolis Boxing Corridor of Fame.
Smoger, one of the vital revered referees within the sport, has officiated practically 200 title fights. He was the third man for Canizales vs. Seabrooks, McCallum vs. Toney I, Holmes vs. Mercer, Jones Jr. vs. Hopkins I, Pazienza vs. Duran II, Micky Ward vs. Augustus, Hopkins vs. Trinidad, Forrest vs. Mosley I, Pavlik vs. Taylor I, Andre Ward vs. Froch, Andre Ward vs. Dawson and Garcia vs. Judah – and plenty of different notable fights.