Joe Smith Jr. is an American professional boxer. He has held the WBO light heavyweight title since April 2021. The article below contains more about his age, height, wife, net worth, recent news, etc.
About Joe Smith Jr.:
Smith made his amateur debut in 2005 when he was only 16. As a teen, he had an incredibly successful career there. He fought in 50 amateur fights. He won many titles, including the Title World Championship in 2006, Junior Olympic Champion in 2004, 2005, 2006, Empire State Champion in 2006, 2007, and 2008 and the New York Metro Champion in 2006, 2007, 2008, and 2009.
The boxer made his professional debut in October of 2009. Defeating David Brown by technical knockout in the first round in Connecticut, he won his first-ever professional bout. Gaining six constructive wins only after his debut, he faced his first loss in 2010 against Eddie Caminero. In just the next 5 years, he bagged a record of 20 wins and only 1 loss.
In 2016, Smith Jr. exploded onto the national boxing scene, transitioning from local hero to light heavyweight world champion. Unfortunately, in his second defense match against Sullivan Barrera, he lost his title. After three years, He again competed for the WBO-NABO Light Heavyweight title against Jesse Hart and came out victorious.
Quickly rising the ranks, Smith won the vacant WBO Light Heavyweight title from Maxim Vlasov in 2021. He is currently preparing to face “King Artur,” nicknamed Artur Beterbiev, in a title unification match coming June 18.
Joe Smith Personal Information:
|Complete Name||Joseph Smith Junior|
|Nickname||The Irish Bomber /Beast from the East/ The Common Man|
|Born||20 September 1989|
|Debut||31 October 2009|
|Height||6 ft 0 in (193 cm)|
|Birthplace||Long Island, New York, US|
|Residence||Long Island, New York, US|
|Net Worth||$4 million|
|Father name||Joe Smith Sr.|
The promising American boxer has a few popular nicknames such as “The Irish Boxer,” “Beast from the East,” and “The Common Name.” Early in his career, Smith earned the name “The Beast” for his immense one-punch knockout ability. While “The Irish Bomber” moniker came from one of his promoters.
Later, Smith Jr. would be called “The Common Man.” Since he captured the hearts of working men and women across the country, captivated by his quiet persona and dedication to his day job, Boxer at night, Smith worked as a Local 66 union laborer.
Born on September 20, 1989, in Long Island, New York, the boxer will turn 33 this September.
The Irish Demolisher has a 6 ft 0 in (193 cm) height. He is the current titleholder of WBO Light Heavyweight Champion.
Joe Smith’s Net Worth and Salary:
According to Surprise Sports sources, Smith’s net worth reached $4 million in 2023. In his most recent bout against Steve Geffrard this year, he earned a guaranteed purse of $400,000 with a 60% PPV share.
Joe Smith is married to his long-term girlfriend, Kelly Smith. Before marriage, they dated for 7 long years. It is rumored that Kelly is his second partner. Smith also has a daughter named Liana.
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