Monthly Archives: January 2020

PHOTOS: Jesse Hart And Joe Smith Jr. Face Off In Atlantic City

Jesse Hart and Joe Smith (Photo: Mikey Williams – Top Rank)

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By Chris Robinson

On Thursday afternoon, former title challengers Jesse Hart and Joe Smith Jr. faced off two days before their highly anticipated, 10-round light heavyweight showdown. Hart (26-2, 21 KO’s) and Smith (24-3, 20 KO’s) will meet inside of the Hard Rock Live at Etess Arena in Atlantic City, with the fight to be carried by ESPN.

One of the subplots heading into the contest will be Hart seeking revenge, as Smith scored a stoppage victory over the Philadelphia fighter’s mentor, former two-division world champion Bernard Hopkins in December 2016.

Unified Junior Welterweight Champion Josh Taylor Signs With Top Rank; Sets Stage For Big Fights In The Future

Josh Taylor has officially signed with Top Rank (Photo: World Boxing Super Series)

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By Chris Robinson

Big signing in the boxing world today, as it has been announced that unified junior welterweight champion Josh Taylor has officially aligned his career with Top Rank.

Taylor (16-0, 12 KO’s) holds the IBF and WBA junior welterweight titles and is regarded as perhaps the best fighter at 140 pounds. Nicknamed “The Tartan Tornado”, Taylor is coming off of an excellent victory over former champion Regis Prograis this past October.