Tag Archive | Bernard Hopkins

Eleider Alvarez & Joe Smith Jr. Face Off in Title Eliminator on 8/22 LIVE on ESPN

Leave the judges at home because ELEIDER “STORM” ALVAREZ and JOE “THE BEAST” SMITH JR. are coming for the knockout. Alvarez and Smith will face off in a WBO light heavyweight world title eliminator in Top Rank’s return to the MGM Grand Conference Center Saturday, Aug. 22. Promoted by Top Rank, in association with Joe […]

Ryan Roach’s Fighter Locker inks hot Ukrainian boxing prospects Karen Chukhadzhian & Zoravor Petrosyan

Ryan Roach’s Fighter Locker announced that it has signed a pair of promising Ukrainian prospects, word-rated welterweight Karen Chukhadzhian (16-1, 7 KOs) and super lightweight Zoravor Petrosyan (7-0, 3 KOs), to exclusive managerial contracts. “I’m honored to represent such high-quality Ukrainian fighters like Karen and Zoravor,” Fighter Locker president Ryan Roach said “They’re both trained […]

Joe Smith Jr Dominates Jesse Hart in Dominating Fashion

When JOE “THE BEAST” SMITH JR. (now 25-3 20KO’s) and JESSE “HOLLYWOOD” HART (now 26-3 21KO’s) stepped into the ring at the Hard Rock in Atlantic City on Saturday night, more than a victory and the NABO Light heavyweight title was on the line. With the WBO World Light Heavyweight title having been vacated in […]

The Ring Return of the ‘Common Man’ Joe ‘The Beast’ Jr.

JOE “THE BEAST” SMITH JR. (24-3 20KO’S) made his pro-debut in 2009 and spent much of his early years in boxing developing in the New York boxing scene, most notably at Joe DeGuardia’s Star Boxing praised “Rockin’ Fight” series at The Paramount. Fast forward to 2016 and the year of “THE BEAST” was truly upon […]

Hart-Smith Jr Heating Up Ahead of Fight Night This Saturday

Both JESSE “HOLLYWOOD” HART (Philadelphia, PA 26-2 21KO’s) and JOE “THE BEAST” SMITH JR. (Mastic Beach, Long Island 24-3 20KO’s) know that a lot is on the line when they step into the ring this Saturday night, January 11, at Hard Rock Hotel & Casino in Atlantic City live on ESPN. Hart has turned this […]

Hart and Smith Jr Set to Clash on Jan 11 at Hard Rock Atlantic City on ESPN

This one is personal. JESSE “HOLLYWOOD” HART, born and bred in Philadelphia, will take on JOE SMITH JR. Saturday, Jan. 11 from Hard Rock Live at Etess Arena in the 10-round main event, which will kick off the 2020 Top Rank on ESPN schedule. It was Smith, the union construction worker from Long Island, who […]

Connecticut Boxing Hall of Fame Class of 2019 Announced

The Connecticut Boxing Hall of Fame (CBHOF) has announced its six-member Class of 2019 to be inducted during the 15th annual CBHOF Gala Induction Dinner on Saturday night, November 9, in the Uncas Ballroom at Mohegan Sun. The new CBHOF inductees are boxers Arturo “Thunder” Gatti, “Bad” Chad Dawson, Delvin Rodriguez, Eddie Campo and Teddy […]