Hall of Fame referee Steve Smoger officiates kickboxing matches at the Girl Power II on Friday February 10.
Girl Power II is an 8 woman kickboxing tournament. The event starts a new series produced by the Bigger’s Better live on SFR Sport 5.
The top official out of the Atlantic City, Steve Smoger has been a part of the “BB” shows since 2011. He has been the third man inside the ring during three seasons live on Eurosport. In 2014 “SS” made his debut as the referee in kickboxing. The happening highlighted the pilot of the Girl Power live on Pay-Per-View.
“I want to thank JC Courreges and Stephane Cabrera for making me a member of the Bigger’s Better and WKN officiating team,” Smoger says anticipating the show next Friday.
“I’ve been able to officiate around the world and it’s been a great experience. As a BB and WKN official, I have the opportunity to appear on major televised events on Eurosport and other significant TV outlets.”
Steve Smoger has refereed as many as around 200 boxing world championship bouts. He appears as one of the most lenient referees with the liberal attitude. This results in exciting bouts with the action stopped only when it is absolutely necessary for the safety of the athletes.
The pinnacle of his career to date is the induction into the International Boxing Hall of Fame class of 2015. Furthermore “SS” is one of the first members into the Atlantic City Boxing Hall of Fame class of 2017.
“I’m sure that the positive TV exposure with BB and WKN is an important factor in my achieving induction into the International Boxing Hall of Fame.”
“Additionally, it has given me the wonderful opportunity to expand my skill set to include officiating kickboxing.”
Indeed, after obtaining a two-month training course, Smoger was qualified by the World Kickboxing Network. Alongside the Girl Power II he is the head official at Kickboxing World Cup in Iran this March.
“I’m looking forward to the re-launch of BB’s Girl Power and the WKN World Cup. I know that they will be exciting and challenging events.”
In addition, in between of two happenings, one of the most demandable referees on the Planet, Steve Smoger continues The Sweet Science journey.
“I’m scheduled to officiate the Fight Night Spectacular in beautiful Hamilton, Bermuda on February 25.”
“The sport of professional boxing is rising in Bermuda under the leadership of boxing Commissioner Oscar Lightbourne. Recently, I was invited to Bermuda to conduct a professional boxing officials clinic and officiate a pro boxing event.”
Girl Power II 8 woman kickboxing tournament airs live on SFR Sport 5 on Friday, 10th February 2017 at 20:00 (UTC+01).