James Smith is a former professional boxer born in 1953 in Magnolia, North Carolina. Smith’s nickname was Bonecrusher. He was a former WBA World Heavyweight Champion and was the first heavyweight champion to have a college degree. His most notable fights in his career were against Mike Tyson, Larry Holmes, Razor Ruddock, Frank Bruno, and Tim Witherspoon. Smith finished his career with 44 wins and 17 losses.