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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 […]

Gilberto “Zurdo” Ramirez targets Saul “Canelo” Alvarez for future mega-showdown

If 29-year-old Gilberto “Zurdo” Ramirez (41-0, 27 KOs), arguably already one of the top 25 Mexican fighters of all-time, has his way as he enters his prime years, he will eventually have a mega-showdown with fellow countryman Saul “Canelo” Alvarez (54-2-32, 36 KOs) before making their way to the Hall of Fame. “Anything is possible, […]

41-0 Gilberto “Zurdo” Ramirez all in for WBC Interim World light heavyweight clash with “Sir” Marcus Browne

The first super middleweight world champion of Mexican decent, undefeated Gilberto “Zurdo” Ramirez (41-0, 27 KOs) is all in for a potential World Boxing Council (WBC) Interim light heavyweight World title fight against 2012 U.S. Olympian “Sir” Marcus Browne (23-1, 16 KOs). The WBC ordered Ramirez vs. Browne this past Monday because reigning WBC light […]

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 […]

Gilberto “Zurdo” Ramirez improves to 41-0, Michael “The Bounty” Hunter rolls

The Champ is back! Former world super middleweight champion Gilberto “Zurdo” Ramirez (41-0, 27 KOs), fighting for the first time since April 4, 2019, returned to the ring last night with a vengeance, stopping tough defending North American Boxing Federation (NABF) light heavyweight champion Alfonso “El Tigre” Lopez (32-4, 25 KOs) in the 10th round […]