Part Two: Amazing Journey - From High School to Professional Athlete Overnight

February 21, 2012
Hosted by Ida R. Muorie

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Episode Description

In Part Two, of the Amazing Journey, Ida will sit down with the People’s Champ, China Smith and his parents Victoria Ann Pompey and China Smith, Sr., to discuss China’s meteoric rise from High School to Professional Boxing at the age of 18, and China’s plans to return to the ring, to win a third Heavy Weight Title, and to move up in the heavy weight ranks.. China Smith, Jr. is a Florida native, hailing from Sarasota. After graduating high school as one of the top running backs in the nation (having over 25 touchdowns & over 1,300 yards rushing), China turned down scholarships from the likes of the University of Florida, Florida State University, University of Miami, Michigan, and Notre Dame to pursue boxing. China is an athlete, a supreme athlete, who can box. After turning pro at 18, Smith continued to acquire four boxing championship belts at a young age. China’s career accomplishments include winning the Florida Golden Gloves, Junior US Nationals, a Florida State Tournament title, three Sunshine State Championship titles, two NBA (National Boxing Association) Continental Championships, and two NBA World Championships.

The Sportsmavericks Show©

The Sportsmavericks Show©

Tues 5 PM PT on VoiceAmerica Sports Network

The Sportsmavericks Show redefines the elite athlete by bridging the gap between parents, athletes and the community. Host Ida Muorie, a.k.a. The Oprah of Sports brings to the VoiceAmerica Network original programming - balancing the pursuit of academic excellence and sports participation. The Sportsmavericks Show airs every Tuesday evening at 5 PM/PST, 8 PM/EST on the VoiceAmerica Sports Channel. Listeners will be engaged in straightforward talk, spontaneous and unscripted by the experts. Ida and her guests will explore the challenges of success and failure in sports, and will help athletes and their parents navigate the transition from high school, college and then on to the pros. We put “fun” back into sports, and recognize role models in sports through our “Sportsmavericks All-Star Award” program. Tune in Tuesday evenings at 5 PM/PST with Ida Muorie and The Sportsmavericks Show, right here on the VoiceAmerica Sports Channel.

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Ida R. Muorie

Ida R. Muorie

Ida R. Muorie, JD is a sports advocate, author, college professor, renowned speaker, personal coach, financial strategist, international spokesperson, lawyer and the President and CEO of Sportsmavericks, Inc. Sportsmavericks is a Community Education and Sports Network company that offers services in life coaching, consulting, diversity training, publishing, community events and video conferencing workshops for sports professionals, student athletes and parents of athletes. In 2004, Muorie combined her experience in sports education with 20 years of financial experience, to launch the first sports talk show on The VoiceAmerica Network. She is also the host and producer of the audio series-- Laying The Foundation For Excellent: “Survival Guide IV Student Athletes,” the DVD, “Finding The (Sports) Woman In You,” and the author of “The Pro-Ready Impact Principles,” and “The Financial Playbook For Athletes.”

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