Adam Smith was for many years the voice of boxing at Sky Sports but has recently emerged behind the mic with a different broadcaster and has now spoken about his future plans.
Smith worked as Head of Boxing and lead commentator with Sky Sports for more than three decades and voiced some of the most iconic nights in that time, including Anthony Joshua’s win over Wladimir Klitschko and Floyd Mayweather’s bout with Conor McGregor.
For his work he picked up awards such as the Broadcast Award and RTS Award and was nominated for a BAFTA, SJA and The Sports Book Awards.
Illness, however, and a year-long battle with cancer meant he had not been seen or heard for a while. He announced his departure from Sky Sports back in November 2023 and this past weekend he was back on the mic commentating with TalkSport at a GBM show.
Speaking to Boxing Social he has now opened after his fight night back.
“Good to be back and lovely to be invited to a new show. I feel it is the right time to come back, I’m physically much much better, not quite 100%, I’m still tired alert that but I’m cancer-free. It’s been a brutal year.
“I couldn’t walk properly in the summer and I had to rebuild my whole self. It’s been tough but I love being behind a mic. No nerves, just excitement, and I hope everybody enjoyed the show”
He was then asked if he wanted a permanent return.
“I’ve got to assess everything and the balance of my life but I really get on with the guys at TalkSport, they’re a fantastic team. There are teams everywhere, Sky, TNT Sports, the BBC, DAZN, everybody has great teams.
“I’m on the subs bench at the moment but I’m back doing something which is great. If people call and they want me then I will talk but I’ll take one day at a time.”
Boxing is glad to have Smith back.