Tag: Joe Smith Jr

Joe Smith Completes the Unexpected Dream, Wins Vacant World Title by Beating Vlasov in Contested Fight

Long Islands posterboy for the working class 🇺🇸Joe Smith Jr. (27-3-0, 21KO👊) wins the WBO Light-Heavyweight title after defeating 🇷🇺Maxim Vlasov (45-4-0, 26KO👊) by majority decision in a great fight in Tulsa, Oklahoma Saturday night.  Judge Dave Sutherland scored the bout 114-114 while judges Pat Russell and Gerald Ritter overruled him with scores of 115-113 and 115-112.  Continue reading “Joe Smith Completes the Unexpected Dream, Wins Vacant World Title by Beating Vlasov in Contested Fight”

Smith and Vlasov Meet for WBO Light Heavyweight Title

By Jon Uddin🖊️

It took a while, but we have finally got here.  Joe Smith Jr. (26-3-0, 21KO) who fell short in his WBA Light-Heavyweight title shot against Dmitry Bivol in 2019, gets a shot at the currently vacant WBO strap, previously held by Canelo Alvarez. Continue reading “Smith and Vlasov Meet for WBO Light Heavyweight Title”

Beterbiev Punishes Deines, Knocks Him Out in Tenth to Defend WBC & IBF Light-Heavyweight World Titles

Power-boxer/knockout artist 🇷🇺Artur Beterbiev (16-0-0, 16KO👊👊) was able to keep his knockout streak alive, and defended his WBC, WBO Titles by stopping 🇩🇪Adam Deines (19-2-1, 10KO👊) by way of 10th round knockout. The crowd at the 🧊Khodynka Ice Palace gave their native son a warm embrace before and after the figh as he fought for the first time in Russia since turning pro. Continue reading “Beterbiev Punishes Deines, Knocks Him Out in Tenth to Defend WBC & IBF Light-Heavyweight World Titles”

A Blue Collar Beatdown

A combination of heavy hands, volume punching and a relentless “ready or not here I come” attitude, helped 🇺🇸Joe “The Beast” Smith Jr. come up with a huge win over former WBO Champion 🇨🇴Eleider “Storm” Alvarez Saturday night at the MGM Grand in Las Vegas, headlining a card broadcast on ESPN+. Continue reading “A Blue Collar Beatdown”

Alvarez and Smith Kick off WBO Four Man Light-Heavyweight Tourney

Saturday from The Bubble at the MGM Grand in Las Vegas, former Light-Heavyweight Champion 🇨🇴Eleider “Storm” Alvarez (25-1-0, 13KO) and 🇺🇸Joe Smith Jr. (25-3-0, 20KO) will clash in a 12 round eliminator bout to open up the four man tournament that will determine the WBO Champion. Continue reading “Alvarez and Smith Kick off WBO Four Man Light-Heavyweight Tourney”