Yupsir, for many if not most of us boxing fans, Joe Smith Jr ticks all the boxes as Fighter of the Year, the KO of the Year, the Round of the Year, and the Upset of the Year. The self described “special one” Bernard Hopkins tapped common man Joe Smith for his pity farethewell party set up by Oscar and HBO, and he certainly did not disappoint. Joe executed Executioner with a highlight KO for the ages against all the odds and all the suits stacked against him.
Previous to that there was the 1 round demolition of ascending and well respected Contender, Andrzej Fonfara, who fans know beat the silly putty out of WBC beltholder Adonis Stevenson to no credit from the judges. Smith was never even considered a prospect much less a fringe contender, but here he is jumping all the queues ahead of him to a top Ring ranking. Joe Smith Senior must be popping all the buttons on his shirts in pride.
Here is the video of the KO for the Ages followed with relevant stills sequencing the action:
White Boy Hands to the Rescue!
Waaaahhh, Boo, Hoo, Hoo!
Mo’ Waaah, Boo Hoo Hoo!
Unceasing Tears of a Lifetime!