2016 BOXING fight – Andrzej Fonfara vs Joe Smith Jr – full fight Video

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3 Star RatingReview by AllTheBestFights.com: 2016-06-18, good fight between Andrzej Fonfara and Joe Smith Jr: it gets three stars.

The former IBO champion Andrzej Fonfara entered this fight with a pro record of 28-3-0 (16 knockouts) and he is ranked as the No.4 light heavyweight in the world (currently the #1 in this division is Sergey Kovalev). He lost to Adonis Stevenson in 2014 (=Stevenson vs Fonfara) but then he has won three bouts defeating Julio Cesar Chavez Jr (=Chavez Jr vs Fonfara) and Nathan Cleverly in 2015 (4-stars-fight, Fonfara vs Cleverly).
His opponent, Joe Smith Jr, has an official boxing record of 21-1-0 (17 KOs=81%) and he entered as the No.41 in the same weight class. He suffered his only loss when he faced Eddie Caminero in 2010, since then he has collected 15 consecutive fights beating Fabiano Pena in 2016. Fonfara vs Smith is valid for the WBC International light heavyweight title. Watch the video and rate this fight!

 

 

Date: 2016-06-18

Where: UIC Pavilion, Chicago, Illinois, USA

Division: light heavyweight (175 lbs, 79.4 kg)

Title: WBC International light heavyweight title

Result: Click here to show the fight’s result
Joe Smith Jr def. Andrzej Fonfara (TKO at 2:32, round 1)

 

Fonfara’s previous fight: Andrzej Fonfara vs Nathan Cleverly

Smith’s next fight: Bernard Hopkins vs Joe Smith Jr

Fonfara’s next fight: Andrzej Fonfara vs Chad Dawson

 

 

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Official highlights

  • No10Count

    Damn
    Caught cold in the first round
    And I thought Smith was hurt when he got the first knock down.

    • blackbird014

      Smith was hurt. Need to work a lot as his power hides flaws in his boxing. Looks a nice humble person. I hope he will work really hard and take the right matches before having an hard one.

      • Mattsnow

        I agree, but it is difficult to analyze Smith since we saw so few of him. I like his personality too. Probably there will be a rematch? It would be very interesting.

    • Arjay Cee

      So did I. Caught me by surprise as much as it did the Polish Prince.

      Great win for Smith, whose future will be interesting for the reasons Blackbird014 gives below. Fanfara with his fourth loss will be a gatekeeper — a brutal fighter but a vulnerable one.

  • Kamrul Kks

    Not much of a personality but sure has ko power with those spiteful combinations

  • tango2042

    So short that you cannot blink at all. The first right punch, a very strong one, launched in the middle of stormy weather for Smith was perfectly connected and probed to be decisive. Smith clearly demonstrated to be a really good finisher going for the kill with no rush but excellent precision. The stoppage was correct.

  • Mattsnow

    Is this the same Fonfara who went 12 rounds with Chickenson, who KOd Julio Cesar Chavez Jr and brawled with Cleverly for 12 rounds? Boxing sure is an interesting sport. My jaw hit the floor at the same time Fonfara did. Upset of the year so far I’d say!