Joe Smith jr started off his pro career aged 20 and currently has a record of 23-2-0. Smith jr now looks to build on the experience gained in his first 25 fights. The longest win streak that Smith jr has ever recorded was between October 2009 and December 2016 when it totaled 17 wins. Smith jr's longest KO streak is 6 fights long.
A calm Smith jr made the statement he was hoping for in a 4 round fight against David Brown. Claiming the only stoppage defeat of Brown's career in round 1 of the fight via TKO. Continuing on from his debut, Smith jr had an impressive start to his career as he went on to fight 13 fights including 2 times in 2009, 5 times in 2010 and 6 times through 2011, 2012 and 2013 against fighters such as Yasin Rashid, Dennis Ogboo and Walter Foster.
Unfortunately, the first defeat of Smith jr's career came against Eddie Caminero on August 7th, 2010 in Smith jr's 7th professional fight. Smith jr's fight against Eddie Caminero was Smith jr's first stoppage defeat of his career. This came via TKO in the 4th round of a 6 round fight. 4 wins followed for Smith jr including being the first to stop Santos Martinez, 4th person to stop James Denson (Round 1 TKO) and 5th person to stop Amador Acevedo (Round 5 KO).
Smith jr entered his next fight with a mostly successful record of 10-1-0 and took this to 11 wins with a win against Yasin Rashid on September 22nd, 2012 via TKO. Becoming the first person to stop Yasin Rashid, Smith jr beat Rashid via TKO in the 3rd round of a 8 round fight. 3 wins followed where Smith jr went on to be the 3rd person to beat Lamont Williams, 15th person to defeat Otis Griffin and 4th person to defeat Hamid Abdul-mateen.
Furthering his career, Smith jr fought Michael Gbenga on March 21st, 2014 and continued his career to a record of 15-1-0. The win came via RTD. The win happened in the 2nd round of a 8 round fight via RTD. 6 wins followed for Smith jr including being the 3rd person to stop Cory Cummings (Round 2 TKO), 3rd person to beat Will Rosinsky and 4th person to stop Fabiano Pena (Round 2 TKO).
Andrzej Fonfara was Smith jr's next fight on June 18th, 2016 and also the next win in his career via TKO. This took his record to 22-1-0 showing a mainly successful career to date. Smith jr was the 2nd person to stop Andrzej and he did it in the 1st round via TKO. The fight was due to last 10 rounds.
On December 17th, 2016, Smith jr went into action again and beat Bernard Hopkins taking the winning record to 23 wins. Smith jr was the first person to stop Bernard Hopkins and he did it in the 8th round via KO.
Smith jr went into his next fight against Sullivan Barrera on July 15th, 2017 with a career record of 23 wins. A valiant effort from Smith jr, but one that was out of his reach technically. The fight came to a close after the final bell in a UD loss for Smith jr. A setback for Smith jr pro journey for sure.