Bob Arum: Joe Smith Beats A. Beterbiev

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Joe Smith vs Artur Beterbiev

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  1. POTUS

    POTUS Boxing Addict Full Member

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    Bob Arum said his matchmaker thinks Joe Smith would ring Beterbiev's Bell.

    I actually agree. Joe Smith doesn't have to Box, he truly loves it & is durable. Beterbiev pulls out of fights very often & gets a pass. Seems Beterbiev is the light heavyweight Gary Russel Jr in terms of activity. Maybe worse. AB has gotten injured quite a few times now. I'm still upset he pulled out of a fight with Prime Krusher.

    Who wins Smith or AB?
     
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  2. Badbot

    Badbot Obsessed with Boxing Full Member

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    I can see that overhand right of Smith´s being a real pain in the ass for Beterbiev. And it´s not like the Russian has not been down before.
    It´s a brilliant matchup, similar to Beterbiev vs Johnson. Both men´s weaknesses and strengths compliment each other and will make for a great fight.
     
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  3. UnleashtheFURY

    UnleashtheFURY Todd Morgan Beamer (11/24/68 – 9/11/01) Lets roll! Full Member

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    Beterbiev stops Smith early and brutally. Doesn't go past 5.
     
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  4. The Underdog

    The Underdog New Member Full Member

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    Smith. Beterbiev is a KO waiting to happen and Joe has the right tools to get the job done.
     
  5. Robney

    Robney ᴻᴼ ᴸᴼᴻᴳᴲᴿ ᴲ۷ᴵᴸ Full Member

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    I like Smith, but Beterbiev nails him inside 6
     
  6. chatty

    chatty Boxing Addict Full Member

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    Well Id favour Beterbiev because hes the technically better boxer with more skills in the bank but with these two either could KO each other at anytime, the power they are packing.
     
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  7. radupidu

    radupidu Boxing Addict Full Member

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    This would be a must watch fight filled with fireworks, I love it. Joe Smith has to beat two Russians and he'll be unified champion. Not many would've think of scenario a couple years ago. I still go with Beterbiev by decesion but Joe has power and that relentless style of his. Maybe @Willie Maeket was right after all

    I hope Bob Arum doesnt marinate this one until 2025 lol
     
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  8. radupidu

    radupidu Boxing Addict Full Member

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    This fight can be billed
    ' Tough as Steel 'The Steamroller vs The Pickhammer
     
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  9. Pakkuman

    Pakkuman I'm not hot. I'm just BIG. Full Member

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    Gvozdyk probably had similar power, maybe slightly less, than Smith. And he wasn't able to do a damn thing to Beterbeef despite being way more skilled as well.

    Beterbeef by KO.
     
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  10. UniversalPart

    UniversalPart Boxing Junkie Full Member

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    Beterbiev

    Better in every department plus he has the pedigree

    No way he lets Smith off the hook if he hurts him.

    Within 4 rounds.
     
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  11. Grinder

    Grinder Dude, don't call me Dude Full Member

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    This is one fight I'd consider betting on based on the responses here. Smith has almost no chance.
     
  12. ShovelHook

    ShovelHook Well-Known Member Full Member

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    After Smith fights the winner of Vlasov - Salamov we can hopefully see that unification and then have Bivol fight the winner of that. Could fight Badou Jack, Hart or Zurdo in the meantime.
     
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  13. Serge

    Serge Ginger Dracula Staff Member

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    Beterbiev has fought plenty of punchers for someone who's only had 15 pro fights

    Those hooks of Callum Johnson's could fell a tree

    Beterbiev is one of those fighters who has shared a ring with Seanie in the gym



    Gvozdyk is obviously a very hard puncher and is a highly skilled boxer

    Hot Rod had as many first round finishes (13 ) as Artur had fights when they fought each other

    Tavoris Cloud was a legit banger. Campillo said that he was the hardest puncher he'd fought, albeit this was before he fought Beterbiev and he amended that after doing so.

    Prieto hurt Alvarez with single shots more than Smith did. Granted Smith took Alvarez out with a vicious right hand but that was an Alvarez who'd taken a real beating and lots of seriously heavy blows prior to the finish.

    How many punchers have Crawford and Spence fought in their 36 and 25 fights respectively?

    Brook
    Mikey - blown up 135 pounder whose KO% above 135 = 0%

    Van Heerden
    Lo Greco

    :lol:

    And we're talking ATG featherfists here and 2 of them are career 140 pounders too :lol:

    Algieri
    Bundu
    Peterson

    Crawford

    Egis who floored him
    Leprechaun Gamboa who has stopped a grand total 2 of his 11 opponents at 135 and he hurt Crawfy badly

    Molina is arguably the biggest puncher he's fought

    LHW has been Banger Central for the last decade

    The three are or were all arguably top 5 P4P biggest punchers in the sport

    Kovalev
    Stevenson
    Beterbiev

    So this notion that Beterbiev is glass-chinned and a ''KO waiting to happen'' is nonsense.
     
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  14. vast

    vast Boxing Junkie Full Member

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    I recall the Smith team wanted Beterbiev rather than Bivol as they felt he had a better chance of beating Beterbiev.

    Smith has improved alot since Bivol. It would be a great, brutal fight that does not see the final bell.
     
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  15. Reinhardt

    Reinhardt Boxing Addict Full Member

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    If the fight takes place it'd be next year with Beterbiev pushing 36 years old with a lot of inactivity,,,,,,Joe's more than a live underdog here, I'd bet on him as the underdog.
     
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