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Artur Beterbiev And Joe Smith Jr. Set For Light Heavyweight War On June 18th

From the moment Joe Smith Jr. wrapped light-heavyweight gold around his waist in 2021, the Long Island native was anxious to face off against the best that the 175-pound division had to offer. Although initially, Smith Jr. had been linked to pound-for-pound star Canelo Alvarez, he quickly rebuffed those original...
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Light Heavyweight Contender Gilberto Ramirez Eyes Dmitry Bivol, Artur Beterbiev & Joe Smith Jr. As Potential Opponents

At 30 years old, Gilberto Ramirez is looking to claim a world title in another weight class. With a record of 43-0, he’s looking to put his unbeaten streak on the line against the division’s best. During a recent media session, Ramirez said that he’s looking to share the ring against the division’s best, including Dmitry Bivol, Artur Beterbiev and Joe Smith Jr.
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Artur Beterbiev, Joe Smith Jr. Agree To Light Heavyweight Unification Bout

And we’re off! After months of negotiations and speculation, it appears that a two-round tournament is brewing in the men’s light heavyweight division. On one end of the bracket, undisputred super middleweight champion Saul “Canelo” Alvarez is scheduled to fight Dmitry Bivol for the men’s WBA Light Heavyweight Title on May 7, 2022 at AT&T Stadium in Arlington, Texas. On the other end of the bracket, there is WBO Light Heavyweight Champion Joe Smith Jr. and unified light heavyweight champion Artur Beterbiev.
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Artur Beterbiev And Joe Smith Jr. Reportedly Set For June 18th Light Heavyweight Unification

There can only be room for knockout artist at the top of the 175-pound food chain. According to Mike Coppinger of ESPN, unified light heavyweight champion Artur Beterbiev, along with WBO belt holder Joe Smith Jr., have agreed to terms for a light heavyweight unification showdown. The two will officially attempt to hold three of the four major titles at 175 pounds on June 18th, with Madison Square Garden’s Hulu Theater leading the charge as a likely destination.
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Artur Beterbiev, Joe Smith Jr. To Negotiate Light Heavyweight Title Fight For Summer 2022

ESPN’s boxing insider Mike Coppinger has reported that Artur Beterbiev and Joe Smith Jr. are negotiating a deal that would allow them to fight this summer at Madison Square Garden. While it appears that the two fighters are eager to fight and agree on most terms, Smith Jr. does appear to be unhappy with his potential payout. The New York native is reportedly seeking a deal that would land him $1.8 million, but he is currently being offered $1.5 million for the fight. With that said, Smith Jr. does appear to be determined to make this fight happen.
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Anthony Yarde ‘will face Joe Smith Jr. this year and become world champion’

KO King Anthony Yarde (22-2, 21 KOs) is the no.1 contender for American Joe Smith Jr.’s WBO World Light-Heavyweight title, and that fight is likely to happen this year. The Ilford man is now on a mission to clean up the 175lb division after knocking out Lyndon Arthur in four rounds last month, getting revenge for a controversial points loss one year earlier.
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Joe Smith Jr. Knocks Out Steve Geffrard Jr. In 9

VERONA, N.Y. — The Steve Geffrard story was something out of a Hollywood script. The South Florida native accepted a shot at the title on eight days' notice, but he didn't author the shocking upset. WBO light heavyweight world champion Joe Smith Jr. made the first successful defense of his crown, knocking out Geffrard in the ninth round Saturday at Turning Stone Resort Casino.
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Joe Smith Jr. calls out Artur Beterbiev after stoppage / Abraham Nova wins

Joe Smith Jr. retained his WBO light heavyweight title following a ninth-round stoppage of a late replacement opponent. The Steve Geffrard story was something out of a Hollywood script. The South Florida native accepted a shot at the title on eight days’ notice, but he didn’t author the shocking upset.
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Joe Smith Jr. Pounds Steve Geffrard, Scores Knockout Win In The 9th

WBO light heavyweight champion Joe Smith Jr. was hoping to test the chin as well as the mental resolve of Callum Johnson. With the two scheduled to square off in the main event at the Turning Stone Resort & Casino in Verona, New York, this Saturday night, Smith Jr. was excited to display the new wrinkles he added to his game.
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Joe Smith Jr. Vs. Steve Geffrard: Odds, Records, Prediction (Updated With Betting Results)

Less than two weeks ago, Joe Smith Jr. was set to defend his light heavyweight title against Callum Johnson, a tough and powerful foe who could provide a difficult fight for Smith. Less than two weeks ago, Geffrard was sitting in a sauna, preparing to weigh in for a small club show in Florida. But then Johnson tested positive for Covid, and now, it’s Geffrard’s unlikely opportunity to have a chance at a world title. Here’s everything you need to know about Joe Smith Jr. vs. Steve Geffrard, including the odds, their records and a prediction on who will win.
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