Paul Smith Jr. is a former 2 weight, 3 time British boxing champion and 3 time super-middleweight world title challenger, with most boxing experts in agreement that in the fight with Arthur Abraham the judges stole the title from him with a decision described by Eddie Hearn as ‘a disgrace’. Following his retirement in 2017 Paul continued his work as a leading big fight pundit, becoming a staple on the DAZN global streaming platform, is a licensed boxing manager with a stable of hugely exciting young fighters, is building his sports academy brand and is delving into community based property development on a grand scale. Paul has 3 younger brothers and, in what is a unique sporting first, all 4 brothers became elite level champions. Callum and Liam were both world champions with Stephen a 2 weight British and Commonwealth champion and – like Paul – a world title challenger. This has given Paul a level of respect in his native Liverpool and across boxing which is unrivalled. He has taken part in numerous TV shows for ITV and ESPN, pre pandemic was a regular DJ alongside Camelphat’s Mike Di Scala and has also taken on some high profile roles as a TV actor. Alongside developing the next generation of champions in Liverpool, Paul’s current projects include the development of a new concept in sports and boxing academies which is bringing together public, private and charity stakeholders into a model to re-vitalise one of the most deprived areas in Liverpool and – with other elite former sports stars – in other leading UK cities.