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TTR RANKED FIGHTERS IN ACTION- January 11- Smith Outpoints Hart
Pictured: Joe Smith, Jr.

On Saturday, January 11, an important bout between two TTR ranked light heavyweight contenders took place at the Hard Rock Hotel & Casino in Atlantic City. After ten rounds, the clear winner of the match, Joe Smith Jr. of Shirley, Long Island, had to settle for a split decision victory.

Atlantic City, New Jersey, USA-

Vacant WBO NABO Light Heavyweight Title-
Joe Smith, Jr. (Transnational #10, TTR #14, WBC #17; 25-3, 20 KOs)
Split Dec. 10
Jesse Hart (WBO #3, WBA #4, TTR #8, The Ring #8, WBC #8, IBF #8, Transnational #9; 26-3, 21 KOs)
- Smith dropped Hart in round 7.
- Two of the judges, Henry Eugene Grant and Joseph Pasquale, saw it for Smith by the scores of 97-92 and 98-91 respectively.
- Judge James Kinney had it 95-94 for Hart. Hopefully the New Jersey State Athletic Commission will question Mr. Kinney in regards to the criteria he used to determine Hart won this fight.
Article By: Ken Pollitt