I think it has to be smoker vs vergo and smoker has to finish off vergo otherwise there is no point for him to be still chasing after luffy since luffy is way too powerful for him. Only if he finishes vergo here you can say that he is somewhat closer to defeating luffy.
And i seriously want zoro to enter the fight, i dont know why he is still sleeping there
or atleast let the SH's to stand their ground and fight.
They have been running the whole time now.