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Beterbiev Stays Undefeated

By Daniel Cloutier


MONTREAL, Canada - The Montrealer Russian Artur Beterbiev stayed undefeated Saturday night at Madison Square Garden in New York, beating Joe Smith Jr., from Long Island, by TKO in the second round. Beterbiev has now a pro record of 18-0-0, 18 wins by KO or TKO. Smith has a pro record of 28-4-0.

Beterbiev attacked intensively in the first round, and Smith look in serious trouble in the second round.
In the second round, Beterbiev maintained his intense attacks, he hurt seriously Smith, and the referee intervened to declare Smith TKOd
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I floored Smith in the first round, and I knew at that moment that I could win in the second round, said Beterbiev after the bout. And I did. I still the aggressor in the second round, and the referee who saw Smith in serious trouble, intervened to declare him TKO.

Beterbiev is WBC, WBO and IBF light heavyweight (175 pounds) champion of the world. Dmitry Bivol, a Russian who is living in California, in WBA champion of the world.

My goal is to become unified champion of the world, said Beterbiev. I really hope to face Bivol eventually to become unify champion of the world.



 

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