Tag Archive | Jesse Hart

Undefeated Gilberto “Zurdo” Ramirez goes for 42nd victory vs. Sullivan Barrera

Undefeated former World Boxing Organization (WBO) Super Middleweight Champion (WBO) Gilberto “Zurdo” Ramirez (41-0, 27 KOs), who will be making his debut as a member of Golden Boy’s stable, goes for his 42nd professional victory July 9th against world light heavyweight title challenger Sullivan Barrera (22-3, 14 KOs). Zurdo vs. Barrera, presented by Golden Boy Promotions, will be streamed exclusively on DAZN, […]

Trainer Julian Chua believes Gilberto “Zurdo” Ramirez is No. 1 light heavyweight in the world

Rising, young boxing trainer Julian Chua believes he’s working with the No. 1 light heavyweight in the world, 41-0 Gilberto “Zurdo” Ramirez (27 KOs), who was Mexico’s first world super middleweight champion. Better than Artur Beterbiev, Dmitry Bivol and even Ramirez’ fellow countryman, Saul “Canelo” Alvarez, if he returns to the 175-pound division in the near future. The 29-year-old Ramirez, who recently signed […]

Joe Smith Jr Talks about his Rise in Light Heavyweight Division

This Saturday night (April 10), JOE “THE BEAST” SMITH JR. (26-3 21KO’S) will challenge for the vacant WBO World Light Heavyweight Title in the main event on ESPN against Russian veteran, MAXIM VLASOV (45-3 26KO’s). The fight was rescheduled from February 13, to April 10, due to Vlasov testing positive for COVID-19.  The WBO world title is up for grabs […]

Joe Smith Jr Prepares for Feb 13 World Title Shot

JOE “THE BEAST” SMITH JR. had a spectacular 2020, consecutively dominating two #1 world rated light heavyweight challengers on ESPN in Jesse Hart and Eleider Alvarez, and was nominated as the BWAA 2020 Fighter of the Year. Now the #1 world rated light heavyweight, Smith Jr. (Long Island, NY 26-3 21KO’s) is working hard again […]

Joe Smith Jr. Nominated for 2020 Fighter of the Year by the BWAA

Joe DeGuardia’s Star Boxing is pleased to announce that Long Island’s own, “The Common Man,” JOE “THE BEAST” SMITH JR. (26-3 21KO’S) has been nominated for 2020 Fighter of the Year, by the Boxing Writers Association of America. Smith Jr.’s nomination comes on the heels of a spectacular 2020, in which he dominated then #1 […]

Strap Up Your Boots: The Common Man Joe Smith, Jr Fights for World Title

Light heavyweight contender JOE “THE BEAST” SMITH JR., the consummate everyman, spent more than a decade as a union laborer on Long Island. He now owns and operates a tree service business, chopping and trimming trees when he’s not training. At 31 years old, this far-from-average Joe will battle Russian veteran MAXIM VLASOV for the vacant WBO light heavyweight […]

Joe Smith Jr to Face Maxim Vlasov For WBO World Title on ESPN

The working man’s hero, Long Island light heavyweight slugger, JOE “THE BEAST” SMITH JR. (26-3 21KO’S) is officially set to take on Russian, MAXIM VLASOV (45-3 26KO’s) on February 13th for the vacant WBO Light Heavyweight World Title on ESPN. If it weren’t reality, some would say it was scripted. An American union laborer’s rise […]