UPSET: Smith demolishes Fonfara in one (PBC ON NBC CBS Fox…who Knows anymore!!)
By Craig Wick and Jesse Wright at ringside
Photos: Leonard Wilson Jr. & Nabeel Ahmad/Premier Boxing Champions
In a Windy City shocker, little-known light heavyweight Joe Smith Jr. came into the lion’s den and flattened WBC #2, WBA #3, WBO #4 rated Andrzej “The Polish Prince” Fonfara at 2:32 of the first round on Saturday night at the UIC Pavilion in Chicago. Fonfara, who drops to 28-4, 16 KOs, just landed his best combination of the fight when “The Irish Bomber” suddenly dropped him hard in ring center courtesy of a monstrous overhand right. Fonfara gamely rose, but crashed into the ropes on unsteady legs. The fight was allowed to continue, but several pinpoint combinations to the head left Fonfara in a heap in his respective corner, unable to rise. With the spectacular win, Smith Jr., out of Brookhaven, NY, improves to 22-1, 17 KOs.
Joe Smith Jr: “There’s no feeling like this. I’m happy to take this vi