Adam Smith needs to replace himself!!!!

Discussion in 'British Boxing Forum' started by smithshaun, Aug 23, 2020.

  1. smithshaun

    smithshaun Active Member Full Member

    Oct 20, 2013
    I have started watching the sky boxing on mute because of Smith , cant stand it any longer.

    The matchroom scorecards are even worse when you watch it without commentary!!!!
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  2. DirtyOldTown

    DirtyOldTown Well-Known Member Full Member

    Jul 24, 2016
    He can't help himself but hype absolutely everything up, he can't talk in a voice other than that corporate Sky one he has. Time for a massive shakeup, only way it can happen is Hearn taking Matchroom purely to DAZN. Smith has a stranglehold over all commentary and will for years. He's become absolutely unbearable now, you can't listen to him any longer due to his propaganda and outright bias when calling a fight.

    I think he's a man-child, he's never grown up and is over-excited by everything.
  3. rezzer

    rezzer Active Member Full Member

    Feb 11, 2009
    Excellent post. I'm starting to believe that Hearn is going to DAZN in the UK. In their current situation its the only way DAZN can drive subscriptions. Surely they would have done a deal by now, it ends in June. I think Hearn would like to keep Sky as his ppv arm with normal shiws on DAZN. Maybe it is all a bluff to get Sky to up the price, who knows ? Getting rid of Smith would be worth every penny. ( why did he keep calling Shay Neary ' Jimmy ' when no one ever called him that ? )
  4. N17

    N17 Obsessed with Boxing Full Member

    Feb 16, 2013

    Or when you buy a PPV you can buy it without any commentary, just the fights and crowd noise.
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  5. Joe.Boxer

    Joe.Boxer Chinchecker Full Member

    Jan 8, 2011
    Adam Smith is clearly a protected man. From very high up. I mean, why else have the police never raided his home and confiscated all of his hard drives??
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  6. DirtyOldTown

    DirtyOldTown Well-Known Member Full Member

    Jul 24, 2016
    He's the most dangerous man in boxing.
  7. I Shot JR

    I Shot JR Boxing Junkie Full Member

    Feb 17, 2012
    Nick Halling on the global feed of DAZN seems like an upgrade at this point.
  8. Max Thunder

    Max Thunder Useless Dosser Full Member

    Apr 25, 2017
    I wish Smith was on DAZN. I find the bias pretty entertaining and funny and he does have good voice and passion for the game.
  9. Jurgen

    Jurgen Pay Per Pudding Advisor banned Full Member

    Sep 30, 2016
    The commentary during the Pudding Whyte v Pedvetkin fight was sensational.

    At the end of a round where Pedvetkin was looking like he is struggling to even stand up, Smith roars 'Povetkin is looking dangerous' when he was looking totally exhausted like Big Dave Price v Tony Thompson.

    He simply will not commentate on what is actually happening in the ring and sticks to his predetermined agenda and rehearsed lines.
  10. BigCal94

    BigCal94 Member Full Member

    Aug 4, 2016
    Thought Smith was horrendous yet again last night.

    The Courtenay Bridges fight he never once called any of Bridges shots, if you watched with your eyes closed you’d think it was a 10 round beat down. And this constant repeating of his storied phrases drives me insane “Turned her life around” must have been used 20 times during the fight...

    I genuinely don’t think there is worse commentator in any sport than Smith... and the best part is, he hires himself!!
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  11. N17

    N17 Obsessed with Boxing Full Member

    Feb 16, 2013
    The only way he goes, is if Hearn leaves Sky and then they have a real shake up in the boxing department.

    Other than that, he will be there for as long as he likes.
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  12. Murderers' Row

    Murderers' Row Active Member banned Full Member

    Apr 23, 2020
    He won't be going anywhere, he's an idiot and they absolutely adore idiots at Sky.
  13. Safin

    Safin Well-Known Member banned Full Member

    Aug 3, 2019
    Both Smith and Hearn, particularly Smith, have what must be among the cushiest jobs in the entire world.

    Smith and Hearn are essentially veteran salesmen, who have already formulated all of the various things a boxing salesman can say, and are now (and have been for some time) enjoying the fruits of their "labour" by regurgitating the same old claptrap that they will spew for the rest of their very long careers.

    And the funny thing is, it works a treat. All of the YouTube comments sections are filled full of love for both of them.

    It does make for some amusing discussion on this forum, at least.

    "A family man who comes to fight in his last chance saloon" and the like will be said for many more generations to come.
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  14. DramaShow

    DramaShow Member Full Member

    Dec 22, 2020
    Not towards Adam Smith, the guy receives negative comments about his commentary on Instagram, Twitter and Youtube as well.
  15. Safin

    Safin Well-Known Member banned Full Member

    Aug 3, 2019
    Once I've got past the usual comments joking about basements and things like that, I've noticed that he gets a lot of love. When he did the darts recently, fans were calling on Barry Hearn to get him more work on the darts.