Brother Of Joe Smith Jr. Shot Dead
Joe Smith Jr.’s brother, Alex Smith, was reportedly murdered on Saturday, 20th, 2023, leaving the former WBO light heavyweight champion in mourning.
According to reports, the killing occurred in Mastic Beach, New York, as Smith passed away at the age of 30.
It is alleged that Alex Smith had gotten into an altercation with the defendant in the car park of a local bar by the name of Linsa Torr’s Place, situated on Neighborhood Road.
Alex Smith, Younger Brother of Joe Smith Jr., Fatally Shot In Mastic Beach https://t.co/cTxzyDO1vk pic.twitter.com/u0uieWBjRL
— BoxingScene.com (@boxingscene) May 22, 2023
The Suffolk County police alleged that the shooting occurred around 2 am, as Alex Smith died at the scene.
As of now, an investigation is ongoing in order to determine whether or not someone can be held liable, with no leads as of yet.
The loss has shocked those connected with Alex Smith since he left his wife and four children. As for Joe Smith Jr, his plans to return to the ring will no doubt be hampered.
He has not fought since his loss to Artur Beterbiev last year, as he lost his WBO title with a second-round knockout defeat.
With that being said, the boxing community has been left in mourning, as a GiveSendGo fund has been set up to deal with the aftermath.
Social Media Reaction
🙏❤ R.I.P Champ
— Bardo 🇦🇺 (@Bardo_Young) May 22, 2023
Dam praying for smith jr.
— 🚩𝔄.𝙽𝙰𝙽𝙾 🇲🇽 † 🇺🇸 (@NNNANOO) May 22, 2023
Condolences to u champ.
— Xaguar (@Xaguar_) May 22, 2023