Smith: ‘Beterbiev has injuries, he’s had them twice, but he’s not invincible’
19-0 (19), seemingly zero weaknesses. This, of course, is Artur Beterbiev, the three-belt light heavyweight champion. Brutal punching power? yes. Iron jaw? yes. Great conditioning? Yes. Are there any underrated and often underrated boxing skills? Yes. Willingness to take on all visitors? yes.
As the saying goes, “Beast from the East” seems to tick all the boxes. Fresh off his thrilling KO victory, Anthony Yard, Beterbiev said he was “just starting to move” with a fresh feeling before scoring his eight-round win in London, but now more prey looking for The fight we all want is a unity showdown between Beterbiev and his compatriot Dmitry Byvor. It looks like we’ll have to wait, so next could be a must-have defense for Beterbiev.
And another British fighter.
With his hat firmly in the ring, Callum Smith tells Sky Sports that he fully believes he has the power necessary to usurp the seemingly unstoppable Russian tank throne. .
WBC mandatory challenger Smith said, “I believe I can beat anyone on this planet. I believe I can win the belt as well. He (Beterbiev) is European style and he puts the pressure on.” But he’s not just pushing forward.He’s clever in how he does it and he’s clearly pushy.He’s injured, he’s lost twice as a pro and he’s not unbeatable. I’ve seen you hurt and beat you, but I believe I can do it.”
It’s true that Beterbiev is ‘finished’, but is it really ‘hurt’? Smith, 32, has been powering up since moving up from super-middleweight to 175 pounds. Talking about a great game before Saturday night’s spectacular action battle, he saw how difficult it would be to beat Beterbiev. Still, us British fight fans would certainly welcome Beterbiev’s return to these shores and Smith said he’s 29-1 (21) and in an interesting fight he’s 100% his KO. Will definitely provide a rate. Maybe.