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From THE RING Magazine: The building of Joe Smith Jr.

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12
Apr

From THE RING Magazine: The building of Joe Smith Jr.

Joe Smith Jr.’s day job was an integral part of attaining success in boxing … and it still is, even after his starmaking performance against Bernard Hopkins.

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20
Dec

Promoter eyeing Joe Smith vs. Adonis Stevenson in NY

Promoter Joe DeGuardia is hopeful a match between Joe Smith Jr. and titleholder Adonis Stevenson for April 29 can happen despite Stevenson’s WBC title obligations.

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20
Dec

More than a million turn to HBO to see Hopkins’ final fight

Joe Smith Jr.’s eighth-round knockout of Bernard Hopkins Saturday on HBO peaked at 1,035,000 viewers in Hopkins’ farewell bout.

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19
Dec

DeGuardia says Smith is Fighter of Year over Crawford, Frampton

Joe DeGuardia said Joe Smith Jr. should be Fighter of the Year over Terence Crawford and Carl Frampton after his massive knockouts of Bernard Hopkins and Andrzej Fonfara.

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19
Dec

Dougie’s Monday mailbag

Fans share their admiration and disdain for Bernard Hopkins, props for Joe Smith Jr. and anticipation for the Golovkin-Jacobs middleweight showdown.

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18
Dec

Joe Smith Jr.’s trainer still basking in glow of Hopkins KO

Michael Woods caught up with Joe Smith Jr.’s trainer, Jerry Capibianco, who’s still on Cloud 9 following his fighter’s upset KO of Bernard Hopkins.

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18
Dec

Hopkins’ legacy is secure in spite of the fall

Joe Smith Jr. ended Bernard Hopkins’ journey in a way nobody could’ve predicted, but the loss does nothing to tarnish a spectacular career.

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17
Dec

Joseph Diaz Jr., Usyk deliver on Hopkins-Smith undercard

Joseph Diaz Jr. and Oleksandr Usyk turned in impressive performances on the Hopkins-Smith undercard on Saturday in Inglewood, California.

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17
Dec

Joe Smith Jr. scores bizarre TKO victory over Bernard Hopkins

Joe Smith Jr. defeated Bernard Hopkins by an eighth-round TKO when Hopkins was punched through the ropes and couldn’t continue in his farewell fight Saturday.

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17
Dec

Hopkins-Smith undercard results: Quigley ices Melendez in Round 1

Jason Quigley dropped Jorge Melendez three times in route to a first-round KO on the undercard of the Hopkins-Smith fight on Saturday.

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