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

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 get revenge for his mentor Bernard Hopkins. (photos by Mikey Williams)

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Smith was awarded a ten round split decision from the judges with scores of 97-92 for Smith, a criminal 95-94 for Hart, and 98-91 for Smith.

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Smith came out pressing in the first round and Hart was on the move, looking to box and using the jab. There was a lot of holding by Hart in the second round. At the end of the round, Smith rocked Hart with a hard hook, which forced Hart to hold on.

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Hart managed to box a lot better in the third. Smith came back in the fourth, with numerous power shots landing and a lot of pressure being applied. He had Hart rocking at the end of the round. A much closer fifth, with Smith doing most of the hard work. Smith was landing the harder and better shots in the sixth.

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Hart came out jabbing well in the seventh. But Smith took things over with hard shots and dropped Hart down. Not enough time for Smith to finish him off. Smith then controlled the entire eight.

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In the ninth, Hart was getting hit very often and sustained a serious cut above his left eye. During the tenth, Hart was trying his best but he was being stung and shook up by the bigger punches of Smith.

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User Comments and Feedback
Comment by petero on 01-12-2020

[QUOTE=clemenza;20320088]First thing first who ever this Judge Kinney is or what ever his name is should be dragged out into the Atlantic Ocean outside the Estess center last night and have his head repeatedly placed under water and asked him…

Comment by Beercules on 01-12-2020

War Joe Smith :boxing:

Comment by SplitSecond on 01-12-2020

Embarrassing performance by Hart. Good job on Smith’s part, but he would do really well to learn to cut off the ring to get a better angle on moving opponents.

Comment by clemenza on 01-12-2020

First thing first who ever this Judge Kinney is or what ever his name is should be dragged out into the Atlantic Ocean outside the Estess center last night and have his head repeatedly placed under water and asked him…

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