Watch Full Fight Video Highlights and Read Recap of Joe Smith Vs Steve Geffrard WBO light heavyweight championship fight With Was Live On ESPN and Promoted by Top Rank on Saturday 15th January.
Joe Smith finally made the first defence of his WBO light heavyweight World title after enduring a serious delays that eventually cost him the original opponent for the defence, Smith settled for late replacement Steve Geffrard, who meets him in a ESPN televised card promoted by Top Rank at the Turning Stone Resort Casino, NY.
Joe Smith Vs Steve Geffrard Full Fight Video Below
Joe Smith Won the vacant WBO light Heavyweight title with a majority Decision over Maxim Vlasov after Canelo Alvarez vacated the belt. However, that particular fight had to go through some serious issues, due to Corona Virus an had to be moved from February to April die to the deadly virus.
Smith was supposed to make his first defence against his mandatory challenger Umar Salamov back in October. However, this time Smith was the one pulled out due to Corona Virus. Again, reschedule for this Saturday but things still didn’t go well for Salamov, whose Visa Issues led to losing his shot but getting a shot at WBA champion Dmitry Bivol, who handed him a one-sided defeat back in Dec 11th.
Was Smith was then put in the ring against Callum Johnson, we ho had shared the ring with Artur Beterbiev, sharing Knockdown before ending up losing wit he a fourth round knockout loss in their IBF light heavyweight championship.
The fight with Johnson looked a lot better on paper than that of Salamov and more interesting in the eyes of the fans. However, everything seemed good till last week, when Hodgson was pulled out of the fight due to COVID 19 and now Smith settled for a fight with Steve Geffrard, who is taking a big step up for the event.