Fonfara Might Fight Joe Smith



Fonfara Might Fight Joe Smith

Long Islander Joe Smith is a young lion on a tear who is of the belief he can and will make the leap from local big shot to someone with wider appeal.

That can be proven if the rumor plays out which has light heavy ace Andrzej Fonfara, the bad ass Pole, taking on young gun Smith June 18 in Chicago, on a PBC on NBC card.

Joe DeGuardia of Star Boxing promotes Smith, and he had the kid fighting last Saturday, on the Island. The 26 year old fighter went to 21-1 with a stoppage over Fab Pena, in Huntington.

He debuted in 2009, lost his seventh fight and has been unblemished since. Fonfara, 28, is 28-3 and holds the WBC International 175 strap.

A step beyond this…winner is maybe likely to get a crack at WBC gold champ Adonis Stevenson.

Founder/editor Michael Woods got addicted to boxing in 1990, when Buster Douglas shocked the world with his demolition of the then-impregnable Mike Tyson. The Brooklyn-based journalist has covered the sport since for ESPN The Magazine,, Bad Left Hook and RING. His journalism career started with NY Newsday in 1999. Michael Woods is also an accomplished blow by blow and color man, having done work for Top Rank, DiBella Entertainment, EPIX, and for Facebook Fightnight Live, since 2017.