Joe smith, 175-pound champion for the OMB, aims to defend the belt against Maxim salamov in autumn and Daniel jacobs in early 2022, according to Mike coppinger from The Athletic.
The fight against Salamov It is mandatory by the Organization and the plan is that it takes place in the Madison Square GardenEither in October or November.
Bob arum, President of Top rank, said in months past that he planned to pit Umar up against the light heavyweight champion of the CMB Y FIB, Artur Beterbiev.
However, as Joe Y Salamov are promoted by Top rank, the negotiations would be easier, although it is not yet agreed. While in the case of Jacobs He’s a free agent, so the path is laid out.
Joe smith got the belt from the OMB light heavyweight in April 2021 when he defeated by majority decision Maxim vlasov, whom he defeated by cards of 115-112, 115-113 and 113-113.
He previously fought with Dmitry Bivol in March 2019 for the world light heavyweight belt of the AMB, but the Russian was the winner by taking the unanimous decision with cards of 118-110, 119-109 and 119-109.
Also in December 2016 he fought with Bernard Hopkins, whom he defeated by knockout in the eighth round for the international belt of the 175 of the CMB.
Daniel Jacobs, a former champion at 160, would jump up to 175 pounds for the fight.
Salamov was the mandatory stemming from the WBO’s four-man box-off. Salamov was set to fight Vlasov before he got COVID. Smith beat Vlasov for vacant title in April
– Mike Coppinger (@MikeCoppinger) July 12, 2021