Beterbiev Crushes Smith – 7th Round Stoppage

By Tom Donelson / Member Boxing Writers Association of America (BWAA) … contributor to since 2008

Callum Smith, after his loss to Saul Alveraz moved up to light heavyweight division and he has never ever been stopped or even hit the canvas in his career.  He faced Arthur Beterbiev, the wrecking ball of the light heavyweight division.   Beterbiev had won every fight by knockout and may even be the best light heavy even though the undefeated Dmitrii Bivol might disagree. 

Smith landed one good right in the first round but that was about his success as Beterbiev simply dominated the first round and this round reflected all the other rounds as this was an easy fight to score as Beterbiev averaged twenty-six punches landed before he finally stopped Smith.  Smith only averaged a little more than eight punches per round and for every Smith punch landed, Smith suffered three shots most of them power shots 다운로드.

Beterviev landed his jabs more effectively and showed his boxing skills as he out landed jabs against Smith as he ninety-five jabs for nearly 39 percent rate versus twenty-eight jabs for only 16 percent.  Beterbiev outslugged Smith and he out boxed Smith plus Smith only landed 16 percent of his punches, so Beterbiev defense was superior 신이라 불리운 사나이 다운로드.

The seventh round showed Beterviev at his best as he flicked his jabs in Smith’s face as he closed the distance.  Throughout the fight, he constantly cut off the ring and forced Smith to fight and this round, Beterbiev continued his attack 다운로드. Smith threw a right to the body, but Beterbiev countered with a shot that landed on the left side of Smith’s face.   The punch hurt Smith and Beterbiev let loose a heavy barrage that sent Smith down for the first time in his career.  Smith wobbled back up and it was obvious the end was near and Beterbiev just poured it on and sent Smith down one more time.  Smith’s corner didn’t wait for the count to begin as they stopped the fight 다운로드.

This chart shows the combination punching and while both were similar in two punch combinations, Beterbiev had more than double five punch combinations and as compubox showed that Beterbiev landed eighty-seven power shots for nearly 40 percent connect rate so many of these combinations were power shots. 

The big fight in the division is between Bivol and Beterbiev, the slick boxer versus the slugger  This fight showed me that Beterbiev is a good boxer in his own right with power.  Bivol may still want a rematch with Saul Alvaraz which is a big money fight and Bivol has already beaten Alvarez.  The best however is the undefeated Beterbiev versus Bivol 다운로드.

One thought on “Beterbiev Crushes Smith – 7th Round Stoppage

  1. The fears of Beterbiev’s age and inactivity were crushed along with Smith. Beterbiev v Bivol is still one of boxings greatest fights.

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