12 years and 7 months into his professional boxing career, Joe Smith Jr. has fought 32 times with 28 wins and 4 losses. As of February 2023, Smith Jr.'s boxing record stands at 28-4 (22 KO wins, 2 KO losses).
Joe Smith Jr. (The Irish Bomber) is an 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. Smith Jr. is 33 years old, he will turn 34 in 7 months and 16 days.
|Total Title Wins||1|
|Title-Fight KO Wins||1|
|Losses via KO||2|
|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|
Joe Smith Jr. made his 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".
Some of Smith Jr.'s best fights and notable victories include wins over Andrzej Fonfara, Bernard Hopkins, Eleider Álvarez, Jesse Hart, Steve Geffrard, Maxim Vlasov, and Melvin Russell.
Joe Smith Jr. has had a total of four losses in his professional boxing career so far — two of them in title bouts and two in non-title bouts. He suffered his first loss against Eddie Caminero via 4th round TKO on August 7, 2010. He has been stopped two times and lost two times via decision. For more details about these defeats, refer to "All of Joe Smith Jr.'s losses".
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 7 months and 17 days since this fight.
Smith Jr.'s professional boxing record is currently at 28-4, which includes 22 knockout wins and 2 losses via knockout, and 1 title win. He is on a one-fight losing streak.
Joe Smith Jr. has fought a total of 32 times till today. These five fights are the highlight of his career.
The first remarkable big fight in Joe Smith Jr.'s career. A 26-year old Smith Jr. (21-1, 17 KO) faced Andrzej Fonfara on June 18, 2016. Fonfara was 28 years old with a record of 28-3. Fonfara was on a three-fight win streak with 16 KO wins, and was the taller of the two by 6 cms and also had a 3 cm reach advantage over Smith Jr.
Smith Jr. defeated Fonfara via 1st round TKO.
A 27-year old Joe Smith Jr. (22-1, 18 KO) faced Bernard Hopkins, who was 51 years old with a record of 55-7-2. Hopkins was on a one-fight losing streak, and was the taller of the two by 2 cms but Smith Jr. had a 2 cm reach advantage over Hopkins.
Smith Jr. defeated Hopkins via 8th round TKO.
A 30-year old Joe Smith Jr. (24-3, 20 KO) faced Jesse Hart, who was 30 years old with a record of 26-2. Hart was on a one-fight win streak with 21 KO wins, and was the taller of the two by 8 cms and also had a 4 cm reach advantage over Smith Jr.
Smith Jr. defeated Hart via 10 round split-decision.
A 30-year old Joe Smith Jr. (25-3, 20 KO) faced Eleider Álvarez, who was 36 years old with a record of 25-1. Álvarez was on a one-fight win streak with 13 KO wins. Both the boxers were of the same height but Smith Jr. had a 1 cm reach advantage over Álvarez.
Smith Jr. defeated Álvarez via 9th round KO.
A 31-year old Joe Smith Jr. (26-3, 21 KO) faced Maxim Vlasov, who was 34 years old with a record of 45-3 for the vacant light-heavyweight title. Vlasov was on a three-fight win streak with 26 KO wins, and was the taller of the two by 8 cms but Smith Jr. had a 2 cm reach advantage over Vlasov.
Smith Jr. defeated Vlasov via 12 round majority decision to win the vacant WBO light-heavyweight title.
Some of Smith Jr.'s best wins so far are against Andrzej Fonfara, Bernard Hopkins, Eleider Álvarez, Jesse Hart, Steve Geffrard, Maxim Vlasov, and Melvin Russell.
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%).
Smith Jr. has 4 losses. Artur Beterbiev, Dmitry Bivol, Sullivan Barrera, and Eddie Caminero are the four boxers who have beaten Smith Jr.