Tag Archive | Maxim Vlasov

Richie “Popeye The Sailor Man” Rivera Set to Return February 12 in Orlando

It seems only appropriate that undefeated cruiserweight Richie “Popeye The Sailor Man” Rivera (18-0, 13 KOs) has found a new home in Orlando (FL), although his heart remains in his native Hartford (CT), since he followed his partner/head trainer Tony Blanco there nearly six months ago, “I recently went to Universal Studios and it’s definitely […]

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 […]

Star Boxing 2020 Rewind: Fighting through an Improbable Year

When the ball dropped and we wrang in the new year of 2020, there was much promise and anticipation for what the new decade would bring for boxing fans. Another year of big fights and earth-shattering knockouts was upon us. Wasting no time, just eleven days into the new year, Long Island’s hero and current […]

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 […]

Alvarez-Smith Weigh In Results

Number Four world rated (WBO), JOE “THE BEAST” SMITH JR (25-3 20KO’s) and #3 world rated (WBO), ELEIDER “STORM” ALVAREZ (23-1 13KO’s) tipped the scaled today at MGM Grand in Las Vegas, ahead of their WBO World Title Eliminator main event on ESPN+ tomorrow night. Smith Jr. came in at a strong, 174.9 lbs. and […]