AIR DATE: Jan 16 2022 11:54UTC
EPISODE: Episode 14
Joe Smith Jr. KO’s Steve Geffrard | Weekly Knockout Award with Mike and Cedric | Talkin Fight
Today Mike and Cedric give the KO Award to WBO light heavyweight champion Joe Smith Jr. (28-3, 22 KOs), who defeated his opponent Steve Geffrard (18-3, 12 KOs) in the ninth round last night on ESPN from the Turning Stone Resort Casino in Verona, New York.
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What up talking fight fans thanks for tuning in to another wonderful episode of the knockout of the week? And yes, you are here for it and we’re not gon na we’re, not gon na hold back, because you know what there’s not really much.
That went on to boxing last night, so we’re just gon na give it to you and you’ve, probably guessed it joe smith, jr yeah man.
I was um, it was uh more of a beat down than a one punch, knockout um it wasn’t.
There was one punch like he it’s kind of funny because um joe smith, what he does is he throws and it’s a term that it’s not going to make sense the way i say it, but i’ll describe it like it’s sing, single punch combinations.
So it’s not like he’s not throwing like pop pop pop, but it’s more just one thud punch like boom and then a hook and then an uppercut and then like, like he takes time to sit down to make sure that that that ease, punch, there’s power on It there’s a couple of times that he might throw a few pop pop punches, but ninety percent of the time it’s just single punch, single punch, power, combinations, yeah, yeah, um.
You know what smith, who was 28 and three with 22 kos last night.
Uh was never threatened as his activity.
You know three.
A punches thrown um had geffford on the back foot.
Man uh gifford had minor pockets of success in the opening round uh, but it soon turned into a one-sided exhibition uh for the long island native uh.
You know he he stunned guilford with a with right hands.
Um in the fifth and you know, turned up the heat in the ninth uh when gifford pin was was pinned against the uh.
You know his corner smith unloaded with that combination and gafford went to a knee uh before referee mark nelson uh could finish the 10 count.
Uh trainer kevin cunningham threw in the towel to end the uh.
You know the one-way traffic and right that’s how it went down right.
Please, though, and i i got ta – make sure to uh – give a shout out to kevin cunningham, a very good, respectable coach and shows that uh that he cares about his fighter, not just about the pride by uh by by throwing in a towel at the right Time and not just um, you know letting the fighter go out on their shield and taking unnecessary damage just to save their pride, shout out to kevin cunningham yeah for real and uh.
You know what honestly man it was a great fight uh.
Let’S not forget that jeffrey took that on what eight days notice, i believe it was yeah yeah, eight days notice, um, that’s another reason why uh yeah, i’m glad you brought that up, because unless you’re a top 10 fighter, you should be ready at all times.
Just like in the amateurs and when you’re in amateurs, you need to be doing, there’s no set schedule other than you know.
In canada you get your provincials and and and nationals you might know when those are except for drink kovac, because they just canceled nationals.
But anyway, um at the pro level, if you’re not in the top 10, you should be ready at all times for exactly these reasons right here, taking a fight on eight days notice, um, the last boxer that i remember upsetting a fighter on eight days notice was When andy roritz fought anthony joshua the first time, i’m pretty sure he had one week or maybe two weeks at the most notice uh before that fight and he went and shocked the world.
So um yeah man, you got to be ready at all times: uh yeah! You know what it wasn’t uh, it wasn’t the greatest fight out there, that’s for sure, uh carl.
Yes, we i do agree with you, man, um yeah, well, specifically, specifically about the smith and jefford fight yeah.
It was boring because i started, i was me and randy were scoring the fight and we we stopped scoring around the sixth round because it was obviously obviously one-sided, um jeffrey he i’m not sure.
If it was.
It was a combination of just having to find an eight days notice or just not having the confidence to pull the trigger more, but you know um, you know his hands were glued to his head.
He might have like the imprint of his gloves from from being so so glued um, but that was that was that was kind of his thing.
He didn’t you know it didn’t seem like he had the confidence to let his hands go.
He he was actually steve.
He was doing the same thing that joe was doing with the what i call the single punch: combinations trying to throw power with one shot at a time um.
But you know he didn’t show he didn’t, have respectable power, and that’s that’s not a good thing.
When you’re fighting someone – that’s that is a power puncher like joe smith, right right, um last night, also uh, who we got to talk about it.
Uh, abraham nova, uh, william incredible fight, uh incarnation, buckled nova’s legs after landing a right hand in the first round, uh that shot honestly uh.
You know it must have woke him up, because nova recovered quickly took complete control of that ten rounder and oppressively broke down.
The dominican veteran in the opener of last night’s event – man uh, you know nova puerto rican native, who has long resided in albany new york, stopped incarnating 55 seconds into the eighth round.
Uh trainer luis perez uh, who worked in carnacion’s corner for the first time, decided incarnation, had taken enough punishment and requested the stoppage uh big fight last night, man for nova, yeah, yeah yeah.
It was a another big fight from that guy that he fought the um.
I forget what country is from, but i believe he was a 2012 olympian incarcerone 2012 olympian for dominican republic.
I believe it was um.
He again showed the skill, but not the skill level needed to to take out noah right.
Yes, callum johnson would have been a lot better fight, but you know what, unfortunately, he uh he got that covet man um honestly, that’s the fight that i was wanting to see man.
I was waiting to see that smith and callum, but it just it just never got it never got underway man.
It’S it’s kind of upsetting uh, shout out to jahi tucker on his win, also troy eisley on his and omar rosario on his win as well.
Last night, all former alumni of knockout uh at four mike yeah.
That’S it man, all all people that have been profiled on my show.
Four o’clock knuckle up with mike gore: they’ve been profiled there before all of them staying undefeated, all of them moving on good for them shout out to all those guys, uh high tucker came through with an impressive tko in the second round man uh black was down In round one – and then you know, high tucker was just too much for him too much for him.
If you guys go back and watch it, it’s a great fight to watch man.
It’S pretty quick uh joe hyde tucker, doing exactly what he does best and that’s uh and that’s in the w’s man, big w’s yeah, but uh yeah.
There wasn’t too much to report on in the world of boxing folks.
Sorry um! Yes, our our friend across the pond has let us know that uh the uk will be opened up for boxing in uh in quite quite a little bit of time here, uh february.
I believe it is so we’re looking forward to that.
Next weekend we got some great fights, so definitely, let’s give you another knockout one of the moisture that did heavy weights.
Yes, listen after we carl, i told you i’ll, be doing them.
I’M gon na.
Do him i’m gon na be talking about him.
Don’T worry, but i have the week planned already he’s worked into the following week.
So don’t worry, you’re gon na get your profile on one of the most avoided heavyweights.
Yes, you will hear about it.
You will hear about it, but yes to the fans around the world who are watching today.
Thank you very much for tuning in to another wonderful episode of the knockout of the week award with myself mike orr and cedric ben in the den you know what it’s at man we will see you next week same time, same channel new knockout, champion bomb