Bivol to fight in December, Jack or Smith Jr. likely next opponents

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  1. ironfist05

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    Jack said his manager is trying to get a big fight for him. Maybe Co Main for Stevenson/Gvozdyk
     
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    Love the mentality of all 3 guys, all 3 are wanting big fights
     
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    well, this is a disappointing turn. Oh well, as long as we get that Alvarez//Kovalev II winner fight, it doesn't matter.
     
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    Why? Joe Smith Jr is a quality opponent and in exciting fights. Lost to Barrera mainly due to not being able to deal with pain of a broken jaw after the second round and got worked after it. I understand Jack is coming off a draw with Stevenson, but this is a quality fight.
     
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    we, I don't think much of Smith to be honest. Big puncher, not much else, certainly less salivating than a showdown with Jack, whom Bivol has a bit of a narrative with anyhow. STill, He's ranked in the top 10 of most independent ranking organizations though, so it's ok I guess. Probably one of the better opponents he will have faced so far.
     
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    It's not a terrible fight, but he's a step down from Bivol's last two opponents, whereas Jack would have been a step up.
     
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    Shame we dont get him vs Jack. Though its probably good for Jack lol.
     
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    probably, though I don't think Jack would be a sitting duck here, he'd be live.
     
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    Absolutely. Hes game.
     
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    the story would be good too. Networks would bring up that Jack vacated his WBA title to face Stevenson with accusations of ducking being heard in the audience. Not that I think he did, Jack has never been one to show fear of good competition. But it would add to the narrative.
     
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    At least Smith Jr has accomplished more at LHW than Jack has. I don't see how it's a step down. Jack got a draw against Stevenson and a win over Cleverly who was already damaged goods. At least Smith Jr. was the only man to stop B-Hop and has a win over Fonfara (who was coming off a fight giving Stevenson all he could handle, dropping him in the 9th. Also had just beat Chavez Jr, Cleverly, and would beat Chad Dawson after).

    I don't see it as a step down.
     
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    Barrera handled Smith Jr. pretty convincingly in a fight where was saw his very clear limitations. It's hard to see how he wouldn't be a step down from Barrera in light of that fight, and I think most would argue that Chilemba is a tougher out than Smith Jr., as well (I'd be pretty confident in Chilemba beating Smith Jr.).

    I'm not saying it's a waste of a fight, but Jack would definitely be the more interesting opponent.
     

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