Artur Beterbiev

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Hearn: Artur Beterbiev vs. Anthony Yarde is a Total Mismatch

Promoter Eddie Hearn, who works with WBA light heavyweight champion Dmitry Bivol, has branded Artur Beterbiev vs. Anthony Yarde as a complete "mismatch." Earlier this month at Madison Square Garden in New York City, Beterbiev demolished Joe Smith in two rounds to unify the WBO, WBC, IBF light heavyweight titles.
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Daily Bread Mailbag: Artur Beterbiev, Canelo, Spence-Crawford, Rodriguez, More

The Daily Bread Mailbag returns with Stephen "Breadman" Edwards tackling topics such as Artur Beterbiev's knockout of Joe Smith, Canelo Alvarez, Terence Crawford vs. Errol Spence, Beterbiev vs. Bivol, Bam Rodriguez and his worth as a fighter, and more. Greetings Bread. Happy Juneteenth!. I'm really looking forward to the Errol...
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As Good As He Is, Artur Beterbiev Is Still Not As Good As He Wants To Be

The week of his fight against Joe Smith Jr., a short video circulated of one of Artur Beterbiev’s training sessions. This time, it wasn’t one of the torturous sessions he’s become known for, the ones with circus strongman-type feats. No push-ups on his wrists, no juggling an Olympic lifting bar or using the ab wheel with his feet. This time it was a simple video, shared by No Nonsense Boxing, just Beterbiev in front of the wall-mounted uppercut bag throwing one punch over and over. One after another, Beterbiev would slip his head to the right and throw a jab with the tiniest bit of arc to it, as if it were coming over top of a right hand coming at him, or perhaps to disguise it as a hook. Every punch that landed sounded like an explosion in the empty gym, as the ambidextrous light heavyweight champion showed off the perks of having destructive power in both hands, of being able to harm a top-level opponent with just a jab.

Artur Beterbiev crushes Joe Smith Jr to win WBO light-heavyweight title

Artur Beterbiev secured another light-heavyweight title on Saturday night, stopping Joe Smith Jr in the second round to take the American’s WBO belt.Beterbiev entered Madison Square Garden Theater as WBC and IBF champion, and the Russian left New York City with Smith Jr’s title over his shoulder after crushing the 32-year-old.The main-event contest began with Smith Jr pressing forward, while Beterbiev looked to counter with heavy overhand rights. Both men landed clean jabs and some powerful shots in the first round, with Beterbiev finding the most impactful punch of the frame: a right hand that seemed to stagger Smith Jr...
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Boxing results, highlights: Artur Beterbiev stops Joe Smith Jr. in second round to become three-belt champion

The light heavyweight unification bout between WBC and IBF champion Artur Beterbiev and WBO champ Joe Smith Jr. promised fireworks with both men possessing significant power. Rather than a dramatic slugfest, Beterbiev obliterated Smith, scoring three knockdowns before the fight was stopped in just the second round as Beterbiev became a three-belt champion.