Prediction: Gilberto Ramírez vs. Joe Smith Jr.
Joe Smith Jr. (The Irish Bomber) is a 34-year old American professional boxer. He was born in Long Island, New York, U.S. on September 20, 1989. Smith Jr. made his professional boxing debut at the age of 20, on October 31, 2009. He is a light-heavyweight world champion.
12 years and seven months into his professional boxing career, Joe Smith Jr. has fought 32 times with 28 wins and 4 losses. As of September 2023, Smith Jr.'s boxing record stands at 28-4 (22 KO wins, 2 KO losses).
Following is a tabular list of Smith Jr.'s fights. For a list with more details — like opponent record, opponent stats, including videos, and his next fight — refer to "All of Joe Smith Jr.'s fights".
|Total Title Wins||1|
|Title-Fight KO Wins||1|
|Losses via KO||2|
|33||Oct 7, 2023||34||Gilberto Ramírez||NA||NA|
|32||Jun 18, 2022||32||Artur Beterbiev||Loss *||TKO2|
|31||Jan 15, 2022||32||Steve Geffrard||Win *||TKO9|
|30||Apr 10, 2021||31||Maxim Vlasov||Win *||MD|
|29||Aug 22, 2020||30||Eleider Álvarez||Win||KO9|
|28||Jan 11, 2020||30||Jesse Hart||Win||SD|
|27||Mar 9, 2019||29||Dmitry Bivol||Loss *||UD|
|26||Jun 30, 2018||28||Melvin Russell||Win||KO1|
|25||Jul 15, 2017||27||Sullivan Barrera||Loss||UD|
|24||Dec 17, 2016||27||Bernard Hopkins||Win||TKO8|
|23||Jun 18, 2016||26||Andrzej Fonfara||Win||TKO1|
|22||Apr 23, 2016||26||Fabiano Pena||Win||TKO2|
|21||Dec 5, 2015||26||Will Rosinsky||Win||UD|
|20||Sep 11, 2015||25||Shujaa El Amin||Win||TKO9|
|19||Apr 18, 2015||25||Cory Cummings||Win||TKO2|
|18||Dec 20, 2014||25||Maxell Taylor||Win||TKO1|
|17||Jul 23, 2014||24||Tyrell Hendrix||Win||TKO3|
|16||Mar 21, 2014||24||Michael Gbenga||Win||RTD2|
|15||Feb 12, 2014||24||Otis Griffin||Win||UD|
|14||Nov 9, 2013||24||Lamont Williams||Win||SD|
|13||May 4, 2013||23||Hamid Abdul-Mateen||Win||UD|
|12||Sep 22, 2012||23||Yasin Rashid||Win||TKO3|
|11||May 17, 2012||22||James Denson||Win||TKO1|
|10||Apr 21, 2012||22||Amador Acevedo||Win||KO5|
|9||Mar 30, 2012||22||Dennis Ogboo||Win||TKO2|
|8||Jul 30, 2011||21||Santos Martinez||Win||KO2|
|7||Aug 7, 2010||20||Eddie Caminero||Loss||TKO4|
|6||Jul 28, 2010||20||Charles Wade||Win||TKO2|
|5||Jun 26, 2010||20||Walter Foster||Win||TKO2|
|4||Apr 2, 2010||20||Christopher Dammones||Win||TKO1|
|3||Mar 12, 2010||20||Carlos Adams||Win||TKO1|
|2||Nov 20, 2009||20||Brandon McGowan||Win||KO1|
|1||Oct 31, 2009||20||David Brown||Win||TKO1|
* World-title fight
Smith Jr. is a light-heavyweight world champion. He has held one world title at light-heavyweight, which was a vacant title win.
|Weight Division||World Titles Held|
Joe Smith Jr. is 183 cm tall (6' 0.05") with a reach of 193 cm (6' 3.98"). He fights out of the orthodox stance and presents an ape-index of 10 cm (3.94").
Smith Jr. has a 68.8% KO rate. Of his total 22 KO wins, 17 were in the early rounds, two in the mid rounds, and three in the later rounds. He has eight first-round KO wins.
Joe Smith Jr. made his professional boxing debut against David Brown at the age of 20 on October 31, 2009, defeating Brown via 1st round TKO. He went on to win 5 more consecutive fights after the debut, which included 5 wins via stoppage.
Smith Jr. had his first world title fight at the age of 29 on March 9, 2019 after 26 professional fights, against Dmitry Bivol for the WBA title. He lost to Bivol via 12 round unanimous decision.
Smith Jr. has won one world title at light-heavyweight. For all the details about Smith Jr.'s world title wins and defenses refer to "Joe Smith Jr. World Titles".
Smith Jr. has had a total of four losses in his professional boxing career so far.
His most recent fight was a light-heavyweight title unification bout against Russian boxer Artur Beterbiev on June 18, 2022. Smith Jr. lost the fight via 2nd round TKO — and lost his WBO title. It's been 1 year, 3 months, and 10 days since this fight.
Smith Jr. has fought a total of 32 times till today, which includes 4 world-title fights at the light-heavyweight division. These six fights are the highlight of his career.
June 18, 2016: Joe Smith Jr. puts on the first remarkable performance of his career, defeating Andrzej Fonfara via 1st round TKO.
December 17, 2016: Joe Smith Jr. beats Bernard Hopkins via 8th round TKO.
March 9, 2019: In his first world-title fight, Joe Smith Jr. loses to Dmitry Bivol via 12 round unanimous decision. He was fighting for the WBA light-heavyweight title.
January 11, 2020: Joe Smith Jr. beats Jesse Hart via 10th round split decision.
August 22, 2020: Joe Smith Jr. beats Eleider Álvarez via 9th round KO.
April 10, 2021: Smith Jr. wins the WBO light-heavyweight title from Maxim Vlasov, by beating Vlasov via 12 round majority decision.
Smith Jr. has knocked out 22 of his 32 opponents so far. His KO ratio currently stands at 68.8%. Of his total 28 wins, 22 of them have been via KO (78.6%).
If you are interested in Smith Jr.'s boxing career, you should definitely check out the following fights.