Tag Archives: Joe Smith Jr.

Oleksandr Gvozdyk: Is “The Nail” The Next Big Thing?

Born in Kharkov, Ukraine but now living in Oxnard, California (where he is guided by Robert Garcia), Oleksandr “The Nail” […]

Joe Smith Jr Rockets Into the Fast Lane and Has Lucrative Options

LIGHT HEAVYWEIGHT JOE SMITH JR. — Back in April 2008, Joe Smith Jr. defeated Seanie Monaghan in the final round […]

Boxing: Love, Hate, 2017 and Beyond

BOXING COGITATIONS: It seems that periodically—maybe every five years or so– I reach a point where my guilty pleasure intersects […]

Joe Smith Jr. is the 2016 TSS Breakthrough Fighter of the Year

JOE SMITH JR’S BREAKTHROUGH YEAR — At the onset of 2016, an Irish-American light heavyweight from Long Island was attracting […]

The Hauser Report: Bernard Hopkins, the Heavyweights, and More

THE HAUSER REPORT — HBO and Showtime rang down the curtain on their live 2016 boxing telecasts with a flurry […]

The Bernard Hopkins Saga is a Story for the Ages

BERNARD HOPKINS, AGELESS WONDER — They are billing it as “The Final One,” which strongly suggests that Saturday night’s HBO-televised […]

Comparing B-Hop and Roy Jones Jr.: The Tortoise and the Hare

HOPKINS AND JONES; THE TORTOISE AND THE HARE — This Saturday night, perhaps the most unique all-time great fighter in […]

Bernard Hopkins: At age 51, is There Still a Spark in his Furnace?

BERNARD HOPKINS — He’s 51 and closing in on “it’s about time for me to leave.”  He remembers the Jimmy […]