Ishe Smith hangs on for big hurrah

Former prospect's ups and downs -- finally -- lead him to a world title opportunity

Originally Published: February 22, 2013
By Kieran Mulvaney | ESPN.com

This was not how it was meant to be, not how Ishe Smith had imagined things ending up. He had been married, with beautiful kids and a boxing career that was in the ascendant -- had even, thanks to his leading role in a TV reality show, enjoyed fame far beyond anything that a young prospect could normally dream of.

Now, here he was, in his early 30s. His marriage had disintegrated and ended in divorce, and he was battling for joint custody of his children. He was broke, he was piling ...

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