By Boxing Bob Newman at the scale
Joe Smith, Jr.174.25 vs Stephen Geffrard 173.5
(WBO Light Heavyweight Title)
Abraham Nova 126.75 vs William Encarnacion 127
Omar Rosario 139.25 vs Raekwon Butler 138.25
Troy Isley 156.25 vs Harry Keenan Cruz Cubano 156.25
Jahi Tucker 146.75 vs Akeem Black 145.75
Lyubomyr Pinchuk 194.5 vs Jose Mario Flores 197.5
Venue: Turning Stone Resort & Casino
Commission: Oneida Indian Nation Athletic Commission
Promomter: Bob Arum (Top Rank), Joe DeGuardia (Star Boxing)
Matchmaker: Brad Goodman
Media: ESPN, ESPN+
I going to watch one fight only from this card: Abraham Nova vs William Encarnacion. Nova remains me the Axe Man (Nicholas Walters), seems he is for real
I’ve never seen or heard of Geffrard before, but in all his photos on this and a previous article, he has a look on his face that says “What in hell have I gotten myself into”
Local kid here in Florida. Looked very promising early in his career. Easy night for Joe.
With that last name, and the fact he’s from Florida, I’m going to surmise he’s Haitian. I wish him the best! Nothing cooler in boxing than a big upset! Especially from a last minute replacement.
Think he has a better chance than the +725 he is getting. Smith is good but much of his reputation resulted from that victory over an aged Hopkins.