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Eleider Alvarez-Joe Smith Eliminator Ordered After Gilberto Ramirez Bails

Joe Smith, Jr., come on down—and make sure to thank Gilberto Ramirez on his way out. Plans for the World Boxing Organization (WBO) to fill its vacancy atop the light heavyweight division hit an expect...

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Manager: Salamov, Vlasov Both Want WBO Light Heavyweight Title Fight

The knockout performance delivered by Eleider Alvarez over the weekend was a fitting launch to what he hopes will be shot at a second light heavyweight title reign. However, the question remains wheth...

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Eleider Alvarez Looks Forward To Joe Smith Showdown

A new light heavyweight champion could be crowned in the coming months. Former world champion Eleider Alvarez could return to a world championship bout the next time he enters the ring. He already kno...

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Joe Smith Has No Problem Facing Alvarez vs. Seals Winner

When JOE "THE BEAST" SMITH JR. (now 25-3 20KO's) and JESSE "HOLLYWOOD" HART (now 26-3 21KO's) stepped into the ring at the Hard Rock in Atlantic City on Saturday night, more than a victory and the NAB...

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ESPN's Smith-Hart Main Event Peaked At 673,000 Viewers

Viewership for ESPN’s boxing doubleheader went up Saturday night once the Titans’ upset of the Ravens ended, but still was lower than usual. According to Nielsen Media Research, ESPN’s main event betw...

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Arum Wants Smith To Fight Alvarez-Seals Winner Next

ATLANTIC CITY – Now that Joe Smith Jr. has beaten Jesse Hart, Bob Arum has a plan in place for the light heavyweight contender his company now co-promotes. Arum revealed after Smith’s victory Saturday...

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Joe Smith Breaks Down Big Win Over Jesse Hart

Joe Smith Video Interview - Atlantic City, New Jersey - In a crossroads battle at light heavyweight, Joe Smith (25-3, 20 KOs) showed his power was too much for Jesse Hart (26-3, 21 KOs), who failed to...

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Arum: Judge Who Had Hart Over Smith Should Be Banned

ATLANTIC CITY – Bob Arum has a close relationship with Jesse Hart, who has been promoted by Arum’s company throughout his pro career. Even Arum couldn’t believe one of the judges scored Hart the winne...

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Jesse Hart: No Excuses, But I Hurt My Right Hand a Week Ago

Philadelphia's Jesse Hart wanted revenge. Joe Smith Jr. didn't let that happen. Smith, who knocked out Hart's mentor and fellow Philly pugilist Bernard Hopkins in 2016, was dominant but had to settle ...

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Joe Smith Drops, Batters Jesse Hart For Big Win in AC

Joe Smith, Jesse Hart Fight Photos Gallery - Atlantic City, New Jersey - In a crossroads battle at light heavyweight, Joe Smith (25-3, 20 KOs) showed his power was too much for Jesse Hart (26-3, 21 KO...

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Joe Smith vs. Jesse Hart - CompuBox Punch Stats

Long Island's Joe Smith powered his way to victory over Jesse Hart, outlanding him 115-54 in that department and landing the harder shots all night. The retreating Hart avg'd just 47 punches thrown pe...

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Joe Smith Drops, Batters Jesse Hart For Solid Decision

By Keith Idec - ATLANTIC CITY – Joe Smith Jr. broke Bernard Hopkins’ Hart on Saturday night. For the second time in three years, the hard-hitting Long Island light heavyweight beat a favored Philadelp...

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Jesse Hart vs. Joe Smith - LIVE BoxingScene Scorecard

Joe Smith, Jesse Hart Scorecard BoxingScene Live - Jesse Hart and Joe Smith Jr. faced off two days before their highly anticipated 10-round light heavyweight showdown Saturday from Hard Rock Live at E...

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Hart: I Feel "Much More" Stronger At 175, My Body Is More Mature

This weekend will mark just the second fight into Jesse Hart’s run as a light heavyweight contender, yet already long enough to feel the positive effects of fighting at a heavier weight. The second-ge...

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Smith: I Was Unfamiliar With Hart Until They Mentioned Him Wanting To Fight Me

For all the talk of this being a grudge match, Joe Smith Jr. had to be brought up to speed on why a fight with Jesse Hart was so personal. “I was unfamiliar with him until they mentioned him about wan...

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Hart: I Might Not Fight The Way I Fought Barrera, I Might Step To Joe Smith

Jesse Hart can boast greater success than Joe Smith Jr. against their two common opponents, more notably their separate entries against perennial light heavyweight contender Sullivan Barrera. Whereas ...

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Joe Smith: Barrera's Not The Same; Hart Should've Stopped Him

NEW YORK – Joe Smith Jr. wasn’t impressed by Jesse Hart’s light heavyweight debut. Hart beat Sullivan Barrera by unanimous decision in their 10-rounder June 15 in Las Vegas, but Smith was surprised th...

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Jesse Hart, Joe Smith - Ready For War in Atlantic City

Joe Smith, Jesse Hart Weights Photos Gallery - Jesse Hart and Joe Smith Jr. faced off before their highly anticipated 10-round light heavyweight showdown Saturday from Hard Rock Live at Etess Arena in...

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Jesse Hart-Joe Smith Weigh-In Results From Atlantic City

ATLANTIC CITY – Jesse Hart has expressed concern that he’ll fight with too much emotion when he faces Joe Smith Jr. on Saturday night. Hart wants revenge because Smith emphatically ended the career of...

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Hart: My Power's Not Being Taken Serious In Joe Smith Fight

Boxing bores Jesse Hart sometimes. The veteran light heavyweight knows it’s the safest, smartest path to victory for him. There are just times when Hart wants to go at it, even against a supposedly su...

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