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Dmitry Bivol defeats Joe Smith, Jr. by unanimous decision

By. BrotherJR

March 9, 2019

Tonight in Verona, NY WBA Lt. Heavyweight champion Dmitry Bivol had to survive a couple of scary moments, but in the end had more than enough to successfully defend the WBA Lt. Heavyweight title for the fourth time with a unanimous decision win over Joe Smith, Jr. (118-110, 119-109, 119-109).

During the first three rounds Bivol (16-0, 11 KO’s) did a terrific job of boxing. Bivol used his advantages in hand and foot speed to land jabs and hard punches while staying defensively responsible against the hard punching Smith (24-3, 20 KO’s). The disparity in skill, talent, and boxing intelligence was obvious to see. Bivol boxes like he’s playing chess while Smith boxes like he’s playing checkers.

In the fourth, Smith seemed to stun Bivol with a right hand high on the head, but could not take further advantage as Bivol boxed smartly for the rest of the round.

During the middle rounds, Bivol continued his dominance outboxing Smith with ease. In rounds seven and eight, the champion stunned the challenger with solid left hooks.

The frustration was visible from Smith in the 9th as early in the round he hip-tossed Bivol to the ground. Bivol showed his professionalism by not getting angry; he instead got up and continued to box Smith and once again caught Smith with another solid left hook to the chin. However at the end of the tenth round Smith hurt Bivol with a right hand that had the champion shook and wobbly walking back to the corner.

Invigorated in the 11th, Joe Smith Jr. fought with renewed vigor landing right hands and pressing the action to win the round as Bivol seemed to be still affected from being stunned at the end of the previous round.

During the final round Dmitry Bivol rose to the occasion and closed the show like a true champ. Re-establishing control with the jab and creating distance, Bivol also showed late-fight power hurting Smith with right hands. Smith was in serious trouble along the ropes at the end of the final round.

After the fight Bivol admitted that the fight was a bit tougher than the scores acknowledged the punching power of Smith. Asked who he would like to fight next, Bivol stated that he wanted a memorable, significant fight and said he would welcome a fight against anyone at Lt. Heavyweight or Super Middleweight. Even in defeat, Joe Smith, Jr fought well enough to stay a viable name in the Lt. Heavyweight division.

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Pound 4 Pound Boxing Report #231 – #WilderFury Recap/HBO’s Final Boxing Broadcast

Pound 4 Pound Boxing Report #231 – #WilderFury Recap/HBO’s Final Boxing Broadcast

Boxing Recap

  • Deontay Wilder vs. Tyson Fury
  • Jarrett Hurd vs. Jason Welborn
  • Adonis Stevenson vs. Oleksandr Gvozdyk

Boxing News

  • There’s a bidding war between DAZN and Top Rank for Gennady Golovkin; where will he land

Boxing Preview

  • Vasyl Lomachenko vs Jose Pedraza
  • Isaac Dogboe vs. Emanuel Navarrette
  • Kell Brook vs. Michael Zerafa
  • Cecilia Braekhus vs. Aleksandra Magdziak-Lopes
  • Claressa Shields vs. Fenke Hermans
  • Juan Francisco Estrada vs. Victor Mendez

Pound 4 Pound Boxing Report Info:

Opening by. Sydney G.

Music: “Pound 4 Pound Intro” by. Natty Turna and “Can’t Beat That Feeling” by. ALBM Production

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Pound 4 Pound Boxing Report #227 – Brant upsets Murata, Andrade and Farmer shines

 

By. BrotherJR

October 24, 2018

 

Boxing Recap

  • Ryota Murata vs. Rob Brant
  • Demetruis Andrade vs. Walter Kautondokwa
  • Tevin Farmer vs. James Tennyson
  • Katie Taylor vs. Cindy Serrano
  • Emmanuel Rodriguez vs. Jason Moloney

 

Boxing Preview

  • Sergiy Derevanchenko vs. Daniel Jacobs
  • Alberto Machado vs. Yuandale Evans
  • Heather Hardy vs. Shelly Vencent
  • Regis Prograis vs. Terry Flanagan
  • Ivan Baranchyk vs. Anthony Yigit

 

Pound 4 Pound Boxing Info:

Opening by. Sydney G.

Music: “Pound 4 Pound Intro” by. Natty Turna and “Can’t Beat That Feeling” by. ALBM Production

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Pound 4 Pound Boxing Report #226 – DAZN Signs Canelo!!!

 

By. BrotherJR

October 19, 2018

 

Boxing Recap

  • Terence Crawford vs. Jose Benavidez
  • Shakur Stevenson vs. Viorel Simion
  • Zolani Tete vs. Mikhael Aloyan

 

Boxing News

  • “Canelo” Alvarez signs a record deal with DAZN
  • Billy Joe Saunders vacates WBO Middleweight title, his fight with Demetrius Andrade is now off.

 

Boxing Preview

  • Ryota Murata vs. Rob Brant
  • Demetruis Andrade vs. Walter Kautondokwa
  • Tevin Farmer vs. James Tennyson
  • Katie Taylor vs. Cindy Serrano
  • Emmanuel Rodriguez vs. Jason Maloney

 

Pound 4 Pound Boxing Info:

Opening by. Sydney G.

Music: “Pound 4 Pound Intro” by. Natty Turna and “Throw it My Way” by. ALBM Production

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October 19, 2018 Posted by | Analysis, Audio, Podcast | , | Leave a comment