Smoker is a joke, he will never push Ruffi more than gear 2.
Comparing Smoker with Damaji is a joke.
Damaji was never knocked down by vergo nor by Wannabe Kata.
Damaji managed to hurt Vego, he send him flying and he coughed blood. While Vergo managed to damage Damaji also, but it was not big deal. Damaji was fine after that fight.
How dumb can you be to say that Damaji was destroyed when he wanst going all out, nor did vergo was going all out, it was just a clash.
So was the clash with Dofflamingo. Damaji was just fine, and yeah he needed help from trafalgar, so what? Jozu fucked up the same. Ruffi needed help also vs Dofflamingo. And he teamed vs gim 2v1 for a good portion of the fight.
Meanwhile Smoker is a joke, he was destroyed and knocked down by both Vergo, and Doffly, he couldnt even put a fight vs Doffly, he was legit one shoted.
How can a person like Smoker compete with Ruffi. The same Ruffi who fights agains Yonkos rn. Not even the most trained marines, like the Major Bad faith argument Hung’s Boys, have the oportunity to evolve vs Yonkos, let alone smoker, who is some Virgin killer level Ha0 is a window licker.