Joe Smith Jr.

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  1. Big Red One

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    Set to fight Bernard Hopkins on Dec 17. White American boxer Joe "Irish Bomber" Smith. Anyone excited for this fight?
     
  2. Big Red One

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    Who was the last great white American boxer, Kelly Pavlik? Anyway if Smith wins he could become a big star.
     
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    Joe Smith's last fight in June, a huge first round KO upset over Fonfara.

     
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    Joe Smith looks like a great prospect. A win would probably make him the best white US boxer. He's in his prime now at 27 and with a streak of wins. I'll be looking forward to the fight.
     
  5. Big Red One

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    Sad, but after what they did to Kovalev I worry the only way he could beat Hopkins is by KO
     
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    Not really. Isn't Hopkins over 50 now? A win over a fifty-something, even a HOFer like Hopkins, doesn't mean much and a loss will bring snickers.

    Hope it's a good payday anyway.
     
  7. Big Red One

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    You're probably right, I am just extremely frustrated with the Kovalev Ward decision. I posted on that subject in this forum. Basically I said Kovalev won 115-112 on power punches. But even counting total punches (taps by Ward in the clinch) Kovalev still wins 114-113. Point is judges scored all close rounds to Ward and could do the same here if they felt like it.
     
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