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Joe Smith Jr. Record

28-5
Total Fights33
Wins28
Losses5
Draws0
No-Contests0
Title Wins1
Title Defenses1
Title-Fight KOs1
KO Wins22
KO Losses2
Joe Smith Jr. Record & Stats
Joe Smith Jr.'s Record
Joe Smith Jr.'s boxing record and career infographic

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      What is Joe Smith Jr.'s boxing record?

      13 years and 11 months into his professional boxing career, Joe Smith Jr. has fought 33 times with 28 wins and 5 losses.

      Smith Jr.'s boxing record is currently 28-5, which includes one light-heavyweight world-title win and one successful title defense fight. He has a 66.7% knockouts-to-fights ratio with 22 of his total 33 fights being knockout wins, one of which was in a title fight. Smith Jr. has suffered two knockout losses in his career, one of which was against Artur Beterbiev in a light-heavyweight title fight.

      His latest fight was a 10-round unanimous decision defeat to Gilberto Ramírez on October 7, 2023. He is on a two-fight losing streak.

      Some of Smith Jr.'s best fights and notable victories include wins over Hall-of-Famer Bernard Hopkins, Andrzej Fonfara, Eleider Álvarez, Steve Geffrard, Maxim Vlasov, Jesse Hart, and Melvin Russell.

      #DateAgeOpponentResVia
      33Oct 7, 202334Gilberto RamírezLossUD
      32Jun 18, 202232Artur BeterbievLoss *TKO2
      31Jan 15, 202232Steve GeffrardWin *TKO9
      30Apr 10, 202131Maxim VlasovWin *MD
      29Aug 22, 202030Eleider ÁlvarezWinKO9
      28Jan 11, 202030Jesse HartWinSD
      27Mar 9, 201929Dmitry BivolLoss *UD
      26Jun 30, 201828Melvin RussellWinKO1
      25Jul 15, 201727Sullivan BarreraLossUD
      24Dec 17, 201627Bernard HopkinsWinTKO8
      23Jun 18, 201626Andrzej FonfaraWinTKO1
      22Apr 23, 201626Fabiano PenaWinTKO2
      21Dec 5, 201526Will RosinskyWinUD
      20Sep 11, 201525Shujaa El AminWinTKO9
      19Apr 18, 201525Cory CummingsWinTKO2
      18Dec 20, 201425Maxell TaylorWinTKO1
      17Jul 23, 201424Tyrell HendrixWinTKO3
      16Mar 21, 201424Michael GbengaWinRTD2
      15Feb 12, 201424Otis GriffinWinUD
      14Nov 9, 201324Lamont WilliamsWinSD
      13May 4, 201323Hamid Abdul-MateenWinUD
      12Sep 22, 201223Yasin RashidWinTKO3
      11May 17, 201222James DensonWinTKO1
      10Apr 21, 201222Amador AcevedoWinKO5
      9Mar 30, 201222Dennis OgbooWinTKO2
      8Jul 30, 201121Santos MartinezWinKO2
      7Aug 7, 201020Eddie CamineroLossTKO4
      6Jul 28, 201020Charles WadeWinTKO2
      5Jun 26, 201020Walter FosterWinTKO2
      4Apr 2, 201020Christopher DammonesWinTKO1
      3Mar 12, 201020Carlos AdamsWinTKO1
      2Nov 20, 200920Brandon McGowanWinKO1
      1Oct 31, 200920David BrownWinTKO1

      * World-title fight

      Boxing career

      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. He is a former light-heavyweight world champion.

      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.

      He 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 the "Championships" section below.

      Smith Jr. has had a total of five losses in his professional boxing career so far.

      His most recent fight was a non-title bout against Mexican boxer Gilberto Ramírez on October 7, 2023. Smith Jr. lost the fight via 10 round unanimous decision. It's been 6 months and 16 days since this fight.

      Championships

      Smith Jr. has had a total of four world-title fights till today, which includes winning one world title and one successful title defense. He won two of these fights and lost two.

      Title Wins

      Joe Smith Jr. has fought for a light-heavyweight world title in three fights and won once. Till today, he has won one light-heavyweight belt.

      DateOpponentDivisionTitles WonMethod
      Apr 10, 2021Maxim VlasovLight-heavyweightWBO*MD
      * Vacant title

      Title Defenses

      Joe Smith Jr. has had two light-heavyweight world-title defense fights. He won once and lost once.

      Following is the table of his successful title defense fights, the next section has the fights where he lost his titles.

      DateOpponentDivisionTitles DefendedMethod
      Jan 15, 2022Steve GeffrardLight-heavyweightWBOTKO

      Title Losses

      Joe Smith Jr. has lost one world-title defense fight, and lost one title in the fight.

      DateOpponentDivisionTitles LostMethod
      Jun 18, 2022Artur BeterbievLight-heavyweightWBOTKO

      Highlights

      Smith Jr. has fought a total of 33 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.

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