Tag Archive | Joe Smith Jr

Light Heavyweight King Artur Beterbiev to Defend Crown Against Anthony Yarde at OVO Arena Wembley in London

London calls for the light-heavyweight king. WBC, WBO and IBF world champion Artur Beterbiev will defend his belts against big-punching British challenger Anthony Yarde at the OVO Arena Wembley on Saturday, January 28. The WBO No.1 contender gets his shot at the Montreal-based Beterbiev (18-0, 18 KOs), boxing’s only world champion with a 100 percent knockout ratio. He will be […]

‘Ruthless’ Ronny Reyes looking to make it two in a row at ‘Rocking Fights’

What makes a great fighter nickname? Some fighters like Star Boxing’s Richie “Popeye the Sailor Man” Rivera are given a nickname from their childhood that just sticks. Others are bestowed a nickname that fits the fighters out of the ring persona, like Star Boxing’s former WBO World Champion, “The Common Man” Joe Smith Jr. Then there are those that […]

Beterbiev Defeats Smith to Unify Heavyweight Titles

 The tremendous build-up to Beterbiev-Smith had boxing fans everywhere on the edge of their seats for the highly anticipated light heavyweight unification last night at the Hulu Theater at Madison Square Garden. It was clear that when JOE SMITH JR. (now 28-4 22KO’s), and ARTUR BETERBIEV (now18-0 18KO’s), finally met in the ring, it would be bombs away – […]

Tensions build as clash between Dmitry Bivol and Gilberto ‘Zurdo’ Ramirez builds 

Former World Super Middleweight Champion Gilberto “Zurdo” Ramirez (44-0, 30 KOs) has done everything short of threatening the health of World Boxing Association (WBA) Super Light Heavyweight Champion Dmitry Bivol to get a title shot. Ramirez has won not only one but two title eliminators, both by way of sensational knockout performances, the latest his […]

Joe Smith Jr. Dominates Steve Geffard

On a night that almost didn’t come to fruition, Long Island’s working class hero JOE “THE BEAST” SMITH JR. (now 28-3 22KO’s) did what he always does and got the job done against late replacement, but well conditioned, STEVE GEFFRARD (now 18-3 12KO’s) via KO just 37 seconds into round 9. While Geffrard took the fight on 8-days’ notice, […]

Joe Smith Jr. to Defend WBO World Title Against Late Replacement Steve Geffrard

WBO light heavyweight world champion Joe Smith Jr will make his first title defense against an unlikely contender. British puncher Callum Johnson tested positive for COVID-19, so Smith will now face Steve Geffrard on Saturday, Jan. 15 at Turning Stone Resort Casino and LIVE on ESPN and ESPN Deportes (simulcast on ESPN+) at 10 p.m. ET/7 p.m. PT. In the 10-round co-feature, […]

42-0 Gilberto “Zurdo” Ramirez World Light Heavyweight Champion in waiting

 Undefeated Gilberto “Zurdo” Ramirez (42-0, 28 KOs), the first Mexican boxer to capture the World super middleweight title, is now the World light heavyweight champion in waiting. “Zurdo” is currently rated No. 2 by the World Boxing Organization (WBO) and No. 5 by the International Boxing Federation (IBF). After Ramirez’ recent knockout victory over Sullivan Barrera (22-3, 14 KOs), […]