What’s Next For Joe Smith Jr After Beating Jesse Hart? Who will Joe Smith Jr. face after winning the WBO/NABO Light Heavyweight championship by 10 round split decision over Jesse Hart? Welcome To Sports Talk With Troy Where I may or may not be an Expert, but I am a long-time fan with an informed and knowledgable opinion who enjoys talking about sports! Please help me grow Sports Talk With Troy https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC1DnNvUpABr-ayiIMvwBJgg
I think Smith’s most likely options are The winner of Eleider Alvarez & Michael Seals who fight for the vacant WBC/Continental Americas Light Heavyweight championship on ESPN+ next week or Former WBO Super Middleweight champion Gilberto Ramirez for the Vacant WBO Light Heavyweight championship that Canelo Alvarez vacated.
Manny Pacquiao Beats Keith Thurman Reaction! Manny Pacquiao becomes the WBA welterweight champion of the world by winning a 12 round split decision over Keith Thurman!
I had picked Thurman to win the fight going in. I just felt he was the better boxer. I was proven wrong! My personal score may have been closer than most, but I still had Pacquiao beating Thurman. I have to tip my hat to Manny Pacquiao for beating Keith Thurman who I also have to tip my hat to for showing humility in defeat. It’s a trait we see far too little of in boxing.
The Deontay Wider vs. Tyson Fury heavyweight championship fight ended in a controversial draw. I will try to explain why the result was not so outrageous. (I am not saying that I agree). As well as what is likely next for Deontay Wilder & Tyson Fury.
Errol Spence Jr & Vasyl Lomachenko Are They Top 10 Pound For Pound?. I think they both are worthy of being ranked in the top 10. In this video I try to explain why I think Errol Spence Jr & Vasyl Lomachenko Are 10 Pound for Pound Boxers
Top 10 Pound For Pound Boxers October 2017 Based on my opinion of quality of opposition and level of performance. Over the past two years. (October 1, 2015-October 1, 2017) 1. Terence Crawford: Crawford is my number one pound for pound boxer. Every pound for pound list including this one is subjective. However over the past two years I just can’t see an argument that would make me consider anyone else as the best boxer in the world. Not everyone he’s fought are A+ world beaters (What I call career definers), but they have at least met the minimum requirement to be in a championship match. I would say his fights with both Viktor Postol and Julius Indongo were indeed career definers. He’s also been one of the most active champion with 6 fights in the time frame. Here is why he has separated himself from the rest of the pack. In the six fights he has had in the past two years. He has been absolutely dominate. No boxer can say they have fought as high a level of competition, or has been as dominant as he has been. 2. Keith Thurman: This pick might come as a surprise. This is a case of quality over quantity. Thurman has wins over Shawn Porter and Danny Garcia. This list is subject to my subjective opinion of their performances in the ring. I fell both fights were competitive fights. However I fell Thurman clearly won both times. 3. Gennady Golovkin** : Lets get this out of the way. While the fight was officially a draw. I scored the fight between Golovkin and Alvarez 8-4 for GGG. If he was given the nod over Canelo officially. I probably would have moved GGG over Thurman. I won’t try to tell you he has an all time great resume even over the past two years. However it’s better than his hatters will tell you it is. 4. Saul Alvarez**: I had Canelo at #3 and pretty much a 2b with Thurman in my last rankings. After the GGG fight I couldn’t keep him at 2b. I thought GGG won the fight so I had to move him over Canelo. 5. Andre Ward* . Ward is officially retired. However he has been active over the past two years. If this was a career resume list he would rank higher. I am going to be blunt. He should have dominated Sergey Kovalev in their first fight. I don’t think the talent level between the two is that close. Yes Kovalev was the #2 or 3 guy at light heavyweight. I happen to fell that Ward should have made a rematch unnecessary. I also fell that at the time of the stoppage in the second fight. Ward was pulling away, but it was still close in my opinion at the time. Ward’s win over Sullivan Barrera is looking better and better all the time. Alexander Brand might be the least qualified opponent for anyone on this list. 6.Vasyl Lomachenko: Before fighting Miguel Marriaga who is a decent boxer, but was coming off a loss. I felt Lomachenko had a three fight run that was almost as good as what Crawford has been doing. Before that he fought Romulo Koasicha that also doesn’t help his case. However he moved up to face Roman Martinez and won a championship. Nicholas Walters was supposed to be able to beat him. Jason Sosa had defended his championship in his previous fight. Even though he ws not champion when they fought. He did not lose it in the ring. 7. Anthony Joshua: It’s not just his win over Wladimir Klitschko that has earned a pound for pound ranking for AJ. I also think Dominic Breazeale is the real thing and Dillian Whyte has some solid wins since their fight. 8. Mikey Garcia: Garcia has wins over the than unbeaten Dejan Zlaticanin and the talented Adrien Broner. 9. Errol Spence Jr. Going in to their fight there were plenty of people who felt that Kell Brook was the best welterweight in the world. Spence went in to his hometown to beat him. While Chris Algieri and Leonard Bundu might not be A+ world beaters, and neither fight was for a championship. They are both quality boxers. 10.. Wisaksil Wangek (Srisaket Sor Rungvisai): His first win over Roman Gonzalez was questionable. However in the second fight he left no doubt. *Retired, but active the past two years. ** I had GGG beating Canelo 8-4 and my rankings reflect this.