"Why would anyone expect him to come out smarter? He went to prison, not to Princeton."
"To me, boxing is like a ballet, except there's no music and the dancers hit each other."
Tuesday, July 5, 2016
Smith Jr. vs Fonfara HIGHLIGHTS: PBC on NBC - June 18, 2016
Andrzej Fonfara vs. Joe Smith Jr. results
Published on Jun 18, 2016
a fight that quickly became a Knockout of the Year and Upset of the
Year contender, underdog Joe Smith Jr. went into enemy territory and
pulled off a stunning first round stoppage of one of the light
heavyweight division's biggest names - Andrzej Fonfara.
Smith - a
relative unknown to many boxing fans from Long Island, N.Y. - came in
with nothing to lose, and fought like it. He began a stretch of punches
that changed his career mid-way through the first round, landing a big
right hand in close that floored Fonfara. The crowd in Fonfara's
hometown - Chicago - was sent into a frenzy.
regrouped and got up, Smith went for broke, continuing to land clean
shots before dropping Fonfara again in the corner. This time, the ref
stopped the fight before Fonfara had a chance to beat the count.
improved to 22-1 with 18 KOs with the thunderous victory, and in the
process announced himself as a new name to remember in the 175-pound