After a 29-year stint, the legendary Adam Smith boxing commentator, departed from his role as ‘Head Of Boxing’ at Sky Sports earlier this year.
- Adam Smith Departed From Sky Sports Earlier This Year After 3 Decades
- The Legendary Broadcaster Has Been Battling With Cancer BTS
- Eddie Hearn Has Now Hinted That His Return Could Be On DAZN
This followed his “brutal” battle with cancer that has seen him away from the sport and his role for more than twelve months.
Luckily though, Smith is now cancer-free.
“New, exciting beginnings and challenges for me after a wonderful, incredible, three-decade journey at the amazing place that is Sky Sports…I am cancer-free and raring to go”
Smith has been the lead commentator for Sky Sports’s boxing product for many years and is iconic for his play-by-play of fights such as Joshua-Klitschko.
Adam Smith To DAZN?
Eddie Hearn has now hinted that Smith could join him at Matchroom/DAZN.
Hearn told Seconds Out “I had lunch with him the other day. One of the greatest commentators in the history of the sport, a great boxing mind. I don’t think he’s going to struggle to find his way back in the sport, maybe with us, maybe with DAZN.”
Matchroom Media control the production/commentary for their UK shows with Mike Costello currently in the lead commentator role.
The team also involves Darren Barker, Andy Lee and occasionally Barry Jones.
Alternative from, or in addition to, commentary, Adam Smith could theoretically land a role heading up the boxing department at DAZN – a role not too dissimilar from his position at Sky.