Callum Smith is a bad fight for Beterbiev

Discussion in 'World Boxing Forum' started by Austinboxing, May 25, 2023.

  1. Austinboxing

    Austinboxing British Boxing fan Full Member

    Jul 8, 2021
    Beterbiev only win’s by knockout but it’s gonna be very hard for him to KO Smith who is way taller than him. I still think Beterbiev will win but this might have to bd his very first decision victory and it would be shame for him to lose that KO record.
  2. Reinhardt

    Reinhardt Boxing Junkie Full Member

    Oct 4, 2016
    Unless Beterbiev shows his age, he ko's Smith
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  3. senpai

    senpai Boxing Addict Full Member

    May 18, 2021
    Smith will go down by bodyshot.

    Beterbiev said that he won amateur championship by just bodyshots. imagine the experience.
  4. Toney F*** U

    Toney F*** U Boxing junkie Full Member

    Oct 16, 2019
    Smith looked completely helpless against Canelo and had a poor performance against Ryder. The physicality of Beterbiev should crush him. That being said, I think Smith is a lethal puncher at 175 and he has a chance at finding a sweet spot if Beterbiev shows his age.
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  5. Flo_Raiden

    Flo_Raiden Boxing Junkie Full Member

    Oct 12, 2010
    Beterbiev steamrolls Smith, unless his age catches up to him.
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  6. anjawnaymiz

    anjawnaymiz Can we get Ivan Dychko some momentum Full Member

    Sep 6, 2008
    I’d prefer to see Callum smith vs Joe smith jr, that would be an entertaining swing up while it lasts
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  7. Brighton bomber

    Brighton bomber Obsessed with Boxing Full Member

    Apr 4, 2005
    Nah Beterbiev isn't going to have any difficulty crushing Smith. Yeah he's tall but he lacks head movement and he doesn't counter punch which means he leads a lot and that's going to give Beterbiev plenty of chances to trade and catch Smith when he's throwing.
  8. serioussam

    serioussam Active Member Full Member

    Oct 14, 2021

    Smith is the better version of Fundora

    Beterbiev is absolutely gonna destroy him
    10th round KO
  9. tinman

    tinman VIP Member Full Member

    Feb 25, 2015
    Didn't Beterbiev already stop a tall, skilled, hard hitter once before? Granted, that was 4 years ago, but the point is we have seen him handle length and power before.
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  10. PFPIsAMyth

    PFPIsAMyth New Member Full Member

    May 17, 2023
    Don't see how it can be a bad fight for him if you think Beterbiev if you think he'll win anyway. It can be a tough fight for him, but a bad one even though you still think he'll pull out the W? Doesn't make much sense to me.
  11. Themessiah

    Themessiah El Jefe Full Member

    Feb 1, 2021
    But Smith doesn’t know how to use his height
  12. FrankinDallas

    FrankinDallas Obsessed with Boxing Full Member

    Jul 24, 2004
    Only thing Smith has bad for Betervbiev is bad breath.
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  13. DoubleG95Fanatic

    DoubleG95Fanatic Well-Known Member Full Member

    Oct 25, 2021
    Inaccurate statement, yes all his wins have come by KO but you make it sound like he’s not able to win a decision. He’s had a few KO’s come in the championship rounds which he would’ve won by decision.

    Dont think he cares too much about keeping the KO record.
  14. Dynamicpuncher

    Dynamicpuncher Boxing Junkie Full Member

    Jan 14, 2022
    He was drained vs Canelo to be fair, i don't think that was a true representation of what Smith is truly capable of. I still favour Beterbiev in the fight don't get me wrong but Smith in his recent fight at 175 showed good power, and Beterbiev has been hurt and dropped before by fighters not on the same level of Smith. I think it will be a surprisingly good fight like the Yarde fight was.
  15. box33

    box33 Boxing Addict Full Member

    Jul 25, 2021
    Beterbiev is the real champion, he is always trying to fight sooner rather than later, no excuse making, so hard working, full on action, no BS & is so consistent, a bright spot in the sport today, he deserves it.
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