A rejuvenated Ishe Smith scored his third win on the bounce with a straight-forward ten-round points win over Irving Garcia at the Hard Rock Hotel and Casino in Las Vegas, Nevada.
The 34 year-old, who recently signed with Mayweather Promotions, improved his record to 24-5 with the unanimous victory after cruising to a 100-89 (twice) and 99-90 decision on the scorecards.
Smith looked to be in for an early night after putting the Puerto Rican on the floor in the opening session, but never put a foot wrong for the remaining nine rounds to record his second win in three months.
The former Contender star is looking to punch his way into the top ten in the world in preparation for what ‘Sugar Shay’ hopes will be his first world title shot in the next twelve months and promoter Mayweather has kept good on his promise to keep him busy.
Garcia, 33, in contrast, has now lost his last five fights and drops to 17-8-3.