Joseph Smith, Jr. vs. Steven Geffrard

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"Irish Bomber" or "Haitian Strong"?

Poll closed Saturday at 1:23 PM.
  1. Smith on points

    2.6%
  2. Smith by stoppage

    87.2%
  3. Draw

    2.6%
  4. Geffrard on points

    5.1%
  5. Geffrard by stoppage

    2.6%
  1. IntentionalButt

    IntentionalButt Guy wants to name his çock 'macho' that's ok by me Full Member

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    . This is BS! :lol:

    WBO light heavyweight title at stake, 1st defense of Smith.

    (Callum Johnson has tested positive for Covid-19, so he's out).

    Like...nobody top 15 ranked was available on a week's notice? Geffrard even top 40??
     
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  2. MeatFeastMan

    MeatFeastMan Well-Known Member Full Member

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    Steven Geffrard is that bad you may as well replace him with Steven Gerrard!
     
  3. IntentionalButt

    IntentionalButt Guy wants to name his çock 'macho' that's ok by me Full Member

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    Now, you might say "while I've never seen or heard of Geffrard, going off BoxRec it has been nine years since he got stopped, and that was his pro debut!" ...which is a fair point. Until, that is, you realize the stoppage was at the hands of Kentrell Claiborne, who is 4-12...and most of his opponents since haven't been much beter. :nono:

    Now hold on IB, you might follow up, he does have a couple of victories over moderately big-name guys in Denis Grachev and Dmitry Sukhotsky - those guys were contenders!! ...and that's a fair point. Until, that is, you place in context that Sukhotsky in 2016 and Grachev in 2021 were nigh-unsanctionably shot to smithereens. :nono:
     
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  4. IntentionalButt

    IntentionalButt Guy wants to name his çock 'macho' that's ok by me Full Member

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    No, turns out he isn't top 40 in any org. BoxRec ranks him #107 at LHW.

    Apparently there's still a chance the NYSAC might reject him for being an unsuitable world title challenger.
     
  5. vast

    vast Obsessed with Boxing Full Member

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    Who !? Never heard of this guy. How does he deserve a title shot ?
     
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  6. jaytxxl

    jaytxxl Well-Known Member Full Member

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    Uh.. I’ll be impartial and realize that the fight Is literally in 8 days and Geffard was scheduled to fight tomorrow so he has been training. Last minute fights are a catch-22 especially this close. If this was 3+ weeks out I would have expected more but this is understanding..
     
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  7. Inglis_1

    Inglis_1 Boxing Addict Full Member

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    Thats what I thought I read when i saw the title haha.
     
  8. CST80

    CST80 De Omnibus Dubitandum: Reject The New Normal Staff Member

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    Du, du hast, du hast mich!
    Du, du hast, du hast mich!
    Du, du hast, du hast mich, du hast mich!

    Du hast mich... Geffrard.
    Du hast mich... Geffrard.
    Du hast mich... Geffrard.


    Aber ich will dich nicht.:deal:
     
  9. Limerickbox

    Limerickbox Boxing Junkie Full Member

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    There are the December WBO LHW rankings. Hes 15th

    1 Anthony Yarde (Int-Cont) UK
    2 Gilberto Ramirez MEX
    3 Joshua Buatsi GHA
    4 Maxim Vlasov RUS
    5 Callum Johnson (WBO Global) UK
    6 Callum Smith UK
    7 Mathieu Bauderlique FRA
    8 Fanlong Meng CHN
    9 Andre Dirrell USA
    10 Adam Deines GER
    11 Leon Bunn GER
    12 Faris Chevalier AUST
    13 Ali Izmailov RUS
    14 Lyndon Arthur UK
    15 Steve Geffrard USA
     
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  10. derekcantona

    derekcantona Member Full Member

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    Accompanied by his favourite Phil Collins track of course.
     
  11. Robney

    Robney ᴻᴼ ᴸᴼᴻᴳᴲᴿ ᴲ۷ᴵᴸ Full Member

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    You have to hand it to this guy (whoever he is). Fighting his first top100 opponent, but going all out against a consensus top 5 and the hardest hitter in a division of hardhitters.

    He does have cojones... ill advised maybe, but cojones!
     
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  12. WhataRock

    WhataRock Obsessed with Boxing Full Member

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    Good on Geffas for stepping up and saving the promotion.

    Disappointing because Smith-Johnson would have created some beautiful violence.
    But is what it is.
     
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  13. sasto

    sasto Boxing Addict Full Member

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    Looks like he had a pretty serious amateur career.

    He went from national golden gloves winner to KO'd by a tomato can, then lost his second fight too! That's a nightmare.

    I wonder what happened?
     
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  14. Robney

    Robney ᴻᴼ ᴸᴼᴻᴳᴲᴿ ᴲ۷ᴵᴸ Full Member

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    Curious indeed.
    Maybe just like Vijender Singh, Wang Zhimin and Paddy Barnes, just not cut out for the pro's.
     
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  15. Holler

    Holler Doesn't appear to be a paid matchroom PR shill Full Member

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    Come on now, he's won the European Cup and when did you get that lisp?
     
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