Kurbanov vs Liam Smith

Discussion in 'British Boxing Forum' started by TBC-ASAP, May 3, 2021.

  1. Twentyman

    Twentyman You dog nonce! Full Member

    Apr 20, 2016
    Gutted I missed this. Thought this might be on a little later as I'm watching St Helens against Huddersfield at the moment. Feel for Beefy, not surprised with him not getting a decision but it was a very risky fight to take.
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  2. CutThroatFade

    CutThroatFade Rangers FC Full Member

    May 25, 2015
    Ffs I wanted to watch this, just assumed it would start at 10.
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  3. joe91

    joe91 Member Full Member

    Sep 18, 2018
    Ffs missed it as well
  4. kojak

    kojak Well-Known Member Full Member

    Apr 22, 2012
    From what I've read the 117-111 card was far too wide but people saying the 115-113 cards were more then fine, lots of close rounds and could of gone either way.

    Will need to give it a watch myself once replay is up.
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  5. Smudge_

    Smudge_ Teak tough Full Member

    Jan 23, 2018
    Smith deserved the win. Gutted he didn't get it, he fought great tonight. Kurbanov was good too and it made a good fight, but Smith done enough to get the nod in my eyes. Both tough competitors, good chins, output and fitness between the both of them, but thought Smith was just that bit better in most departments and should've scored a knockdown in round 1 to cement the win, but boxing is all too predictable sometimes as we know, and we knew Smith probably needed a KO to have any chance of victory tonight.
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  6. destruction

    destruction Boxing Junkie Full Member

    Mar 26, 2009
    I was only able to catch this one from the 5th round onwards.
    I had beefy winning 6 out of the 8 rounds I watched.

    It was a great fight. The Russian could pop and had a decent set of whiskers on him. Smith did outwork him but both men hurt each other.

    Smith was able to get onto the inside and let his hands go and he did hurt Kurbanov. In the rounds Smith won; 5 out of 6 were clear rounds for him, so I don’t see how he “lost”

    Another tale of an away fighter not getting the decision.
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  7. Here's Johnny

    Here's Johnny Well-Known Member Full Member

    Jan 18, 2015
    Agree, but we must stop accepting this. Regardless of how risky something is. If you win the fight you should get the decision.

    The amount of people I’ve seen on social media say Liam well won but basically accept the fact he was robbed and almost blame Smith for taking it.
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  8. Here's Johnny

    Here's Johnny Well-Known Member Full Member

    Jan 18, 2015
    This wasn’t as close as many are making out. EVEN IF you take out the clear knockdown and the fact the knackered Russian (who I won’t name out of spite and because I can’t be arsed learning the spelling) should have been deducted numerous points for holding on.

    Smith forced the fight, controlled the distance had centre ring and couldn’t miss with his jab from the 3rd onwards. The Russian was blowing from the 5th onward and in survival mode hoping for one big shot whilst backing up or against the ropes for half of it. Smith put his shots together brilliantly, some great combos and was first and last in most of the exchanges. He landed countless big, clean right hands which to his credit the Russian took well despite being hurt a couple of times.

    The Russian was laughing in round 1/2 as Smith tried a few shots and missed or skimmed him and they didn’t hurt. His smirk was soon gone and the women watching him half way through were almost in tears. That’s usually a good indicator of how the fight is going.

    The Russian hurt Smith badly twice but it was right at the end of the round and wasn’t enough to flip the previous 2 mins 50 secs. Especially as Beefy threw as much as he received while he was buzzed until the bell.

    I now have another fighter I can’t wait to see get knocked out. The repercussions, both financially and legacy wise for a 32 year old Light middle weight are big when you get jobbed like that. I may seem a bit overly passionate about this one but if you watched the fight and saw just how Liam Smith fought you’d understand.
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  9. TooBigTooStrong

    TooBigTooStrong Member banned Full Member

    May 10, 2021
    Liam won that fight comfortably. Big robbery

    Although Russia is usually fair with scoring . I don't know how much he got paid but it seemed a stupid move taking this fight when it wasn't even a world title final eliminator
    Last edited: May 10, 2021
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  10. EJC83

    EJC83 Well-Known Member Full Member

    Jan 20, 2019

    What now for Smith? 32 and probably not going to get a World Title shot anytime soon, is it worth fighting any of the British 154ers?
  11. moog

    moog Boxing Addict Full Member

    Mar 12, 2012
    He could but he would beat them all handily. Seen when he dropped down to that level to fight Eggington in a tick over. Would like to see him v Fowler in a Liverpool derby but cant see it happening.
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  12. Journey Man

    Journey Man Journeyman always. Full Member

    Aug 22, 2009
    I saw Smith flew home and played for his Sunday league team after the fight, brilliant.
  13. Furey

    Furey EST & REG 2009 Full Member

    Oct 18, 2009
    Seen that, superb stuff
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