Joe Smith Jr will expose his title on Saturday, Jan. 15 and his next fight is already being speculated

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WBO American light heavyweight champion Joe Smith Jr. will defend his championship on Saturday, January 15 in a 12-round boxing match against fellow American Steve Geffrard, in what will be the main event of the boxing day organized by Queensberry Promotions, Star Boxing and Top Rank at the Turning Stone Resort & Casino, Verona, New York, USA.

joe smith jr VS steve geffrard

Joe Smith Jr comes into this fight being the light heavyweight champion by the WBO with a record of 27 wins and 3 losses, with 21 wins by knockout. Smith Jr. comes in after connecting 3 wins in a row, the last one against Maxim Vlasov in a very entertaining fight where it rained blows from both sides and in the end the American wins by majority decision.

Meanwhile, American Steve Geffrard also comes to this fight at the last minute, as Smith Jr.’s opponent was Callum Johnson, but he tested positive for Covid-19 and had to pull out of the fight. Geffrard was supposed to fight on January 8, but he was able to negotiate with the organizers of this event and was agreed as the new champion’s opponent.

Steve Geffrard is a 31-year-old boxer with a professional record of 18-2, and this will be by far the most important fight of his career, as he has yet to face any outstanding fighter, other than the fact that his 18 victories have been consecutive.

Joe Smith Jr. is an outstanding champion in this weight class, who has shown us that he has always been determined to face the best boxers in this division, in fact, he has already faced Dmitry Bivol, the WBA champion, where he lost by unanimous decision. Smith Jr. made it known that he is willing to face Bivol again, but he has no problem fighting Artur Beterbiev or Canelo Alvarez if possible.

smith jr vs geffrard: main card

Bout Description
Abtaham Nova vs William Encarnacion
10 rounds in the featherweight
Lyubomyr Pinchuk vs Jose Mario Florez
10 rounds in heavyweight
Omar Rosario vs Raekwon Butler
6 rounds in super lightweight

Watch here the weigh-in ceremony of Joe Smith Jr vs Steve Geffrard card.

Watch a few moments from the Smith Jr. vs. Vlasov fight, and the in-ring interview (via Top Rank).

From inside Top Rank it was announced that Smith Jr after this fight will be able to choose between facing Callmu Smith or Anthony Yarde, so no doubt the fans expect him to make his championship defense effective on Saturday, so they can see one of these two possible fights that would be an absolute spectacle.

Get ready for next Saturday’s bout, and tell us in the comments who you think will be the winner between Smith Jr. and Steve Geffrard? The champion comes in as a big favorite for good reasons, but do you think Geffrard can pull off the upset? Check out more news related to Joe Smith Jr and the light heavyweight division.

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