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Dmitry Bivol defeats Joe Smith, Jr. by unanimous decision

By. BrotherJR

March 9, 2019

Tonight in Verona, NY WBA Lt. Heavyweight champion Dmitry Bivol had to survive a couple of scary moments, but in the end had more than enough to successfully defend the WBA Lt. Heavyweight title for the fourth time with a unanimous decision win over Joe Smith, Jr. (118-110, 119-109, 119-109).

During the first three rounds Bivol (16-0, 11 KO’s) did a terrific job of boxing. Bivol used his advantages in hand and foot speed to land jabs and hard punches while staying defensively responsible against the hard punching Smith (24-3, 20 KO’s). The disparity in skill, talent, and boxing intelligence was obvious to see. Bivol boxes like he’s playing chess while Smith boxes like he’s playing checkers.

In the fourth, Smith seemed to stun Bivol with a right hand high on the head, but could not take further advantage as Bivol boxed smartly for the rest of the round.

During the middle rounds, Bivol continued his dominance outboxing Smith with ease. In rounds seven and eight, the champion stunned the challenger with solid left hooks.

The frustration was visible from Smith in the 9th as early in the round he hip-tossed Bivol to the ground. Bivol showed his professionalism by not getting angry; he instead got up and continued to box Smith and once again caught Smith with another solid left hook to the chin. However at the end of the tenth round Smith hurt Bivol with a right hand that had the champion shook and wobbly walking back to the corner.

Invigorated in the 11th, Joe Smith Jr. fought with renewed vigor landing right hands and pressing the action to win the round as Bivol seemed to be still affected from being stunned at the end of the previous round.

During the final round Dmitry Bivol rose to the occasion and closed the show like a true champ. Re-establishing control with the jab and creating distance, Bivol also showed late-fight power hurting Smith with right hands. Smith was in serious trouble along the ropes at the end of the final round.

After the fight Bivol admitted that the fight was a bit tougher than the scores acknowledged the punching power of Smith. Asked who he would like to fight next, Bivol stated that he wanted a memorable, significant fight and said he would welcome a fight against anyone at Lt. Heavyweight or Super Middleweight. Even in defeat, Joe Smith, Jr fought well enough to stay a viable name in the Lt. Heavyweight division.

March 10, 2019 Posted by | Analysis, Recap | , , , | Leave a comment

Pound 4 Pound Boxing Report #175 – 2017 Mid-Year Boxing Recap

 

By. BrotherJR

July 14, 2017

 

Boxing Recap
  • Josh Taylor exposes Ohara Davies

 

Boxing News
  • Since that sideshow is indeed happening (#MayweatherMcGregor for those who don’t know) I guess we have to talk about the press tour… I guess. And I have a few choice words for Mr. McGregor and his “antics”.

 

Special Segment
  • Our analysis of boxing so far this year including our mid-year picks for Fight and Fighter of the Year, Knockout of the Year, Upset of the Year, What are we most looking forward to for the rest of 2017, and our predictions for the rest of 2017.

 

Boxing Preview
  • Miguel Berchelt vs. Takashi Miura
  • Jezreel Corrales vs. Robinson Castellanos
  • Joe Smith Jr. vs. Sullivan Barrera
  • Omar Figueroa vs. Robert Guerrero
  • Marcus Browne vs. Seanie Monaghan

 

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Pound 4 Pound Boxing Report #151 – “The Executioner” is Executed

 

By. BrotherJR

December 23, 2016

On this episode we discuss…
Boxing Recap
  • In what “is” the last bout of a brilliant career Bernard Hopkins didn’t just lose, he was knocked out by Joe Smith Jr. We breakdown Smith’s upset win over “B-Hop”, we also ask, will Hopkins really call it a day in this manner?
  • Can Joseph Diaz compete with the elites in the Featherweight division
  • We analyze the future of Oleksandr Usyk’s future at Cruiserweight and possibly Heavyweight
  • Hassan N’Dam provides us with a late candidate for Knockout Of The Year.
  • Oops he did it again… Alexander Povetkin fails another drug test, yet is STILL allowed to fight!
Boxing News
  • Gennady Golovkin vs. Danny Jacobs signed, sealed, and delivered for March 18, 2017
  • Miguel Cotto set to return to the ring in Feb. 2017 against James Kirkland
  • Interesting developments from the recent WBC convention
Boxing Preview
  • Naoya Inoue vs. Kohei Kono
  • Jonathan Guzman vs. Yukinori Oguni
  • Jezreel Corrales vs. Takashi Uchiyama (rematch)
All that and more!!!
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December 23, 2016 Posted by | Audio, Podcast | , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Post -Fight Reaction To Joe Smith’s Shocking KO Over Bernard Hopkins

 

By. BrotherJR

December 18, 2016

 

As many boxing fans know by now, in what he says is the final bout of his career Bernard Hopkins didn’t just lose, he was shockingly knocked out by Joe Smith in the eighth round by Joe Smith Jr Saturday night at The Forum in Inglewood, California. Immediately following the bout I joined Wingy Boxing to discuss Smith’s upset win over Hopkins, is this truly the swan song for “B-Hop” and pondered about the potential Joe Smith Jr. We also broke down all the boxing that took place Saturday night including the potential of Oleksandr Usyk and railed at the news of Alexander Povetkin testing positive for PED’s AGAIN (cheating a** cheater!!!). Check out yours truly and Wingy chop it up talking all thing’s boxing.

December 18, 2016 Posted by | Analysis, Video | , , | Leave a comment