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Old 10-11-2007, 05:23 PM   #5
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Default Re: paul smith news from the contender. #**SNEAK PEEK#

Originally Posted by achillesthegreat

I'm being honest. Vera found a home for his punches with Codrington and Codrington was hurt and forced to keep an eye on his defence. Vera is pretty rubbish.

Bika and Soliman have real strong points...
Bika - strength and even power
Soliman - stamina and durability
...BUT technically they leave ALOT to be desired.
I agree with that, but that is not everything.
I think Smith with the right preparation could beat Soliman, whose best asset is his "strange" boxing style. Have you seen Mundine-Soliman II? That match showed what happens when a stronger fighter knows what Soliman is coming in with. It is the same reason why I think Bika will beat Soliman in their rematch, he won't be surprised this time.
I still don't see how Smith, who don't belong at 168 in the first place, would beat Codrington or Bika though. I could even see Codrington KO'ing Smith depending on his chin.
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