Tag Archives: Joe Smith Jr

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Joe DeGuardia on Joe Smith Jr.: “I think he’s going to resonate with the entire country”

By Jerome Souza (@Jerome510) This week FirstClassBoxing.com caught up with Star Boxing’s Joe DeGuardia. After ending 2016 in dramatic fashion, via Joe Smith Jr. scoring a second upset knockout victory,…

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FirstClassBoxing Awards 2016: Upset of the Year

Andrew McCart (@Andy-FCBoxing) When a top level fighter fights a low level fighter, sometimes that low level fighter is called a ‘cab driver’. So, my upset of the year goes…

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FirstClassBoxing 2016 Awards: Knockout of the Year

Andrew McCart (@Andy_FCBoxing) My 2016 Knockout of the Year was Hassan N’Dam’s destructive knockout of Venezuela’s Alfonso Blanco earlier this month. With just 22 seconds gone in the first round,…

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FirstClassBoxing Awards: 2016 Fighter of the Year

Some years you have just one fighter who has stood head and shoulders above the rest, making it easy to pick your fighter of the year. But 2016 has produced…

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Smith Jr. Upsets Hopkins by Knocking Him Out of the Ring

By Jerome Souza (@Jerome510) Inglewood, CA – Bernard Hopkins ended his career with a bang. However it was not the bang he wanted which was on the concrete bellow a…

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Hopkins vs. Smith Jr: The Final One will be a Special One

By Jerome Souza (@Jerome510) This Saturday is somewhat unique in boxing and has been more in common in the last few years within team sports. One of the best in…

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WBO CRUISERWEIGHT WORLD CHAMPION OLEKSANDR USYK VS. WORLD RANKED THABISO MCHUNU ADDED TO “FINAL 1” BERNARD HOPKINS VS. JOE SMITH CARD

Los Angeles, CA (November 9, 2016) – Newly crowned World Boxing Organization Cruiserweight Champion, Oleksandr Usyk, (10-0, 9 KOs) of Kiev, Ukraine will make his highly anticipated United States debut in his…