Chris-Billam Smith vs Lawrence Okolie - May 27 // Vitality Stadium

Discussion in 'British Boxing Forum' started by DramaShow, Mar 15, 2023.

Chris-Billam Smith vs Arsen Goulamirian - Who Wins?

  1. Billam Smith by T/KO

  2. Billam Smith by Decision

  3. Goulamirian by T/KO

  4. Goulamirian by Decision

  5. Draw

  6. Billam Smith by T/KO

  7. Billam Smith by Decision

  8. Okolie by T/KO

  9. Okolie by Decision

  10. Draw

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  1. DramaShow

    DramaShow 19 banned Full Member

    Dec 22, 2020
    So much talk about stadium fights at football grounds and we have one. This is for Goulamirian's WBA World Title.
    Last edited: Mar 15, 2023
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  2. fruitandnutcase

    fruitandnutcase Member Full Member

    Feb 12, 2022
    So is this for the WBA world title?

    If 160 is a graveyard right now then cruiserweight is in the twilight zone at this point
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  3. Ding ding ding!

    Ding ding ding! Member Full Member

    Jun 26, 2022
    Will probably try and go to this as it's not far from me at all. Think it'll be a step too far for CBS but should be a decent fight hopefully and his previous fights have had a great atmosphere too.
  4. Astro

    Astro Well-Known Member Full Member

    Sep 29, 2021
    Great News ! :)
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  5. Beale

    Beale Boxing Addict Full Member

    Feb 13, 2023
    Looking forward to this fight.
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  6. ryanm8655

    ryanm8655 Boxing Addict Full Member

    Oct 23, 2008
    From that neck of the woods originally so may have to pop down for this.
  7. Mitch87

    Mitch87 Boxing Addict Full Member

    Jul 29, 2018
    This champ has been allowed to only fight once since 2019.

    WBA the worst organisation after the WBC?
  8. sniffmybadger

    sniffmybadger Relationships are not my forte Full Member

    Jan 20, 2010
    Tough question, it's a bit like being asked what's your favourite venereal disease
  9. anjawnaymiz

    anjawnaymiz That new gorilla tape, is it silver backed? Full Member

    Sep 6, 2008
  10. Wizbit1013

    Wizbit1013 Prayed for Shadow,Waste of time,Still a nincompoop Full Member

    Mar 17, 2018
    I'd actually say they were worse tbh
  11. Donald Donaldson

    Donald Donaldson Member Full Member

    Oct 1, 2020
    Great to see CBS get his much deserved title shot. He has a bit of luck on his side as a) it's such a poor devision, and b) he will be the home fighter so he should be a favourite here especially as he has been one of the more active fighters pandemic wise/post pandemic.

    He's a fighter who has gone largely under the radar until the past 18-24 months, I'm a big fan and have followed him with interest for a long time.

    He has many great attributes- he's very tough, that cannot be denied. He has a good, strong chin, and more than that can soak up a lot of punishment and still remain dangerous. He carries his power through to the later stages of hard fights. I feel like he's a strong, powerful puncher albeit not a one punch knock out artist or an explosive power puncher like Riakporhe and to a lesser extent Okolie. He has great fundamentals and is now a fighter with great experience and momentum behind him, not to mention a world class coach. He's got very good stamina generally and size wise measures up well against anyone. He is a bit smaller height wise than some of the giants but he is a true cruiserweight and does not have to aggressively boil himself down either like Okolie. I thought he was a touch unlucky not to get the decision in the Riakporhe fights too- although that was a very green Riakporhe he was fighting.

    The downsides and his achilleas heel him are his temperament and focus in fights. He frequently drifts in fights and goes on what I call 'auto pilot' mode. He loses focus badly at times and I doubt his ability to follow a game plan. I think he does not take instruction massively well and likes a tear up too much. He often fights like he's got Beterbiev or peak Golovkin power when he does not.

    This can make him look very crude in spells (I suppose he is to a degree) so a really slick boxer will cause him problems but overall he has enough to win a world title in this division.

    He's almost always in entertaining fights, so roll on May 27th.
  12. Here's Johnny

    Here's Johnny Boxing Addict Full Member

    Jan 18, 2015
    Nice small stadium for boxing and I’ve heard Bournemouth is great for a night out or weekend in the summer. Should be good for those who go. I’ve never seen Arsen fight though.
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  13. Dangerwood84

    Dangerwood84 Boxing Addict Full Member

    Sep 21, 2017
    I doubt CBS will beat him.
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  14. Dangerwood84

    Dangerwood84 Boxing Addict Full Member

    Sep 21, 2017
    Yeah, too true :risas3:. Perhaps the question "death by hanging or electric chair?"
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  15. MantraNo10

    MantraNo10 New Member banned Full Member

    Feb 27, 2023
    Just cause you haven't seen or heard of the cruiser champs doesn't mean they aren't good. Goulamarian and Opetai are quality champions. Although undoubtedly its nowhere near as strong a division as it was a few years ago.

    no, if the bookies know anything aboupt boxing, Goulamarian will be the favourite. He is the strongest cruiser world champion right now imo.

    Goulamarian is a strong, big punching, granite chinned beast who looks roided up. I rate Billam-Smith but I'm expecting a loss for him here.

    Last edited: Mar 19, 2023
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