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Mitchell Smith EXCLUSIVE – ‘I got arrogant, cocky’

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Following his first professional defeat, to George Jupp, Mitchell Smith opens up to George Gigney about why he lost and the lessons learned

MITCHELL SMITH speaks exclusively to George Gigney about his first pro defeat, to George Jupp and more, in this week’s issue of Boxing News magazine. This is out now on our app and the print version is in stores on Thursday (March 17). Here is an excerpt.

“I started to change as a person, I got a little bit arrogant, cocky. When you’re getting Young Fighter of the Year and Knockout of the Year [awards] and people are ranting and raving, you start to believe it yourself. There’s a fine line between being confident and being cocky. I crossed that line. If nothing’s going wrong, you’re going to believe the hype. It takes a fine man to keep it under control. It’s a massive reality check.”

Mitchell Smith spreadREAD THE FULL, EXCLUSIVE INTERVIEW AND MUCH MORE. DOWNLOAD THE LATEST EDITION OF BOXING NEWS MAGAZINE HERE NOW OR BUY THE PRINT EDITION FROM STORES ON THURSDAY (March 17).

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