PIKEVILLE - Tyler Smith, formerly of Wayland in Floyd County, won the middleweight title (165 lbs.) at the King of Coal Fields IV on Aug. 25 at the Madison Civic Center in West Virginia.
Smith defeated Eric Damron, winning by unanimous decision. The Floyd County native fared well throughout the title fight.
Smith will defend the middleweight title in his next fight on Oct. 13 in Charleston, W.Va.
The championship fighter now resides in Pikeville.