Julian Smith | Knuckle Up with Mike and Cedric
EPISODE: Episode 12
Mike and Cedric discuss Deaf boxer Julian ‘Quiet Storm’ Smith, who fights to make boxing hear him.
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What up talking fight fans thanks for tuning in to today’s episode of knuckle up with yours? Truly mike, or am a man, cedric ben in the den doing? What we do best prospects, undiscovered up-and-coming young athletes from around the world for you to watch the future of boxing is here now guys and uh.
Today we got a good one for you, uh.
This guy has been fighting his whole life from day.
One we’re talking about julian: the quiet, storm smith.
He’S deaf folks, he’s a deaf pro athlete um we’re going to break him down, for you give you some stats on him.
We’Ll give you a little bit about of his fighting a little bit of background, so uh guys, let’s just get into it.
Julian smith, he’s a welterweight uh 31 years old 5’9 out of country club hills, illinois he’s ranked 63 out of 402 in that division.
310 out of 2034 in the world and he’s got four knockouts man under that five and one man.
So you know he’s he’s.
Definitely one of these kids to watch.
He is scheduled to fight next month on the 30th against alfredo escarga or s escarga, and this one’s happened at celebrity.
Theater phoenix guys make sure you mark this one down on your calendars, you’re not going to want to miss this uh.
This kid is talented uh.
You know and he’s he’s he’s deaf man, so he’s he’s fighting a challenge as soon as he gets into that ring that no other fighter is challenged.
You know is facing at the moment, and you know it’s hard to overcome.
Uh he’s coming he’s coming off of a loss, uh unanimous decision loss.
It is his first loss of his career against rennell menderos uh.
That was back on march 25th, guys 2022.
be on the lookout for this kid to be coming to a tv station near you, man is one of the contestants on the up-and-coming reality.
Boxing series celebrity making of a champion uh cedric, let’s break down his fight style man for everybody out there, yeah yeah, yeah, he’s uh, he’s a brawler he’s a fighter um just like how he’s had to fight his whole life.
So that’s that’s the type of style that he brings into the ring.
Um takes a couple, but he definitely gives a couple and his opponents definitely feel that uh feel that extra gear power that he has um yeah man, definitely like, i said, he’s he’s a brawler in a good way like he obviously has made it work for him.
So far he lost he said he lost his last match.
So he’s gon na have to uh clean that up just a little bit just tighten up the defense because, as as hard of a puncher as you can tell that he that he is um, sometimes he’s susceptible to to getting hit with right hands.
Because you keep that left hand down to a lot of people, a lot of people want to want to imitate that made by the style with that lead hand down.
But if you’re gon na do that, your defense and your your head movement has to be exceptionally good um.
So in order for him to improve at the higher levels, um he’s gon na have to improve that defense yeah.
So this kid right, uh natalie, bibs squinting through her screen door dusk, was setting in she was overly protective of her son eight-year-old julian uh, who had come, who hadn’t come home yet uh bib stood there in the doorway with her hands on her hips, then pure Back at the living room clock, it was too late for jillian to be out this long.
She fought so bibs popped, open the front door went out looking for him.
She wandered a few blocks from her home uh in robin’s, a poverty ridden south southern chicago community and when she came across a circle of five boys punching and kicking someone on the ground, she ran up to the group she kept hearing.
Get him get him, get him sure enough.
It was julian.
They were pounding them curled up in a fetal position on the crack pavement furious bibs pushed the other kids off the sun, pulled them back in her arms walked home.
You know children would ignorantly mimic this kid uh they would make faces behind his back to the other kids in front of them.
Often adults in the area didn’t want their children near him all, because julian was deaf.
Well, when julian was six months old, he contracted meningitis, which made him hearing impaired smith did not completely grasp his situation until he was around eight, but no one else around him did um.
You know, smith was beat up uh, you know in time he learned back.
He learned to fight back uh it was it wasn’t until uh.
After seeing his you know.
After seeing his little brother get beat up man, his brother came home with a pair of boxing gloves and uh.
You know he said: hey man, i’m going to teach you how to fight, and i’m going to teach you how to fend off these kids, and you know that that’s resonated with him and he’s never stopped and he’s applied that to his entire entire repertoire.
You know a few advantages that julian has is the ability to turn out the pre-flight toss track and crowd noise uh.
He can hear the vibration of the 10-second clapper warnings and depends on ringside help and the referee to let him know a round is over um.
You know natalie is julian’s manager and team smith would like uh.
You know like to get a few more fights in before the end of the year uh.
You know he is a free acre when it comes to a promoter uh.
You know adam glenn, the son of legendary trainer, jimmy glenn, distributed uh.
His last fight on boxing boxingtv.
com streaming service for the last card, julian fought on in july adam noticed that something when julian was on the phone communicating with him afterwards.
He admires him because of all the things a fighter goes through uh.
You know that we all take for granted every day uh.
You know it’s just a reminder that this kid puts everything everything in to what he does.
Man and that’s you know fighting in this ring and honestly, you know to overcome such such struggles in your life.
You know being in a poverty-ridden neighborhood.
You know not having these friends having all these kids beat the crap out of you, and you know it’s just it’s.
It’S hell, man uh.
Unfortunately, you know his brother who taught him how to fight uh died, um and uh.
You know it’s it’s.
It’S resonated with him and you know, and and he fights for him and he fights for his brother, he fights for his family and you know it’s it’s one of these things guys you got ta watch this kid man, i’m telling you you’re gon na love.
It you know when he was 10 years old uh.
He was signed up for football.
The local coach told julian.
He couldn’t play football because it was hearing uh.
You know his mom went to the practice every day and they worked out a way to let julian know the ball was stabbed by tapping him on his thigh.
You know one day the coach was yelling at julian and when he failed to respond the coach scream julian.
Are you deaf? The coach immediately reads: natalie and apologize forgetting about julian’s situation in time.
It’S it’s it’s funny, but it’s not funny.
Yes, bonds be getting for more uh, you know inside julian’s confidence grew boxing played a vital role in his life man.
He needed to channel pent up rage, especially in 2012, where brandon was tragically killed to gun violence, uh his brother, who taught him how to fight man.
You know his brother, his brother was sick and tired of watching him get bullied.
So you know what he one day brought home: that red pair of gloves taught him how to fight, and he didn’t take it easy on, because you know what the neighborhood kids were never going to take it easy on him.
So his brother kicked his ass.
Just like all these neighborhood kids were kicking his ass and taught him to be strong and taught him to fight back, and you know what man we can see it.
We can see it in the way that this kid fights the way that he is carrying himself.
Man definitely definitely want to watch guys so be on the lookout for him.
Coming to you, august 30th, we’ll remind you, julian the quiet, storm smith.
Yes, man, def boxer, pro five in one four kos guys august 30th.
Remember this carl! Yes, gym check! Seven out of ten today you get a seven out of ten.
Is that? Because is that? Because the bags moving by the wind in the back car we’re just wondering uh, we’ve got amber rose here today, i’m so happy to be able to give you another awesome.
Live boxing update about another upcoming boxer from two great and knowledgeable individuals, mr mike or mr cedric ben well, thank you and thank you for tuning in today, much love and respect shout out to amber evans.
You know well shout out to amber what up.
Yes, yes, carl just like how cedric kicks yours, [, Laughter, ], we’ll see that we’ll see.
Oh there’s a kid on the side of the ring.
Okay, okay! Well, guys we’re almost out of time today, uh cedric! Do you want to say anything before we get out of here, uh nah man, julian jackson, i mean julian jackson, julian smith.
He punches punches like julian jackson, um and he’s a fighter inside and outside the ring, so definitely support him.
Definitely support this kid guys.
Man mark it on your calendar august, the 30th be on the lookout for julian the quiet, storm smith, coming to a ring near you, yes, and tomorrow we got something good planned for you guys.
We got carl carl joining us from the other side of the pond.
From last spell boxing he’s going to come over and join us break down a new prospect for us, so guys make sure you tune into that special episode, and if you want to see carl, you can hit him up on last bell.
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