By controversial majority decision, Joe Smith is the new WBO light heavyweight world champion


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Por polémica decisión mayoritaria, Joe Smith es nuevo campeón mundial semipesado OMB

Joe smith new light heavyweight world champion of the OMB, which was vacant, after winning by controversial majority decision to Maxim vlasov Saturday night in Tulsa, USA.

It was a rough, intense fight, with swings and many blows. Both fighters showed more courage and fighting, than lucidity or technique. However, although it was a competitive fight, it also seemed that Maxim vlasov he was a clear winner, having dominated more rounds.

One of the judges saw a tie, and the remaining two saw win to Joe smith by 115-114 and 115-112.

Although it was a fight where many blows were thrown, it was also a fight where many blows were missed. The two fighters fought against the rival and against fatigue, which appeared quickly in both fighters, who had to end the battle with more heart than lucidity.

Joe smith it showed what it has always been. It is a tank physically, very strong, hard and resistant. He has a strong punch, although his hands are slow and awkward, his punches are long and exposed, which causes him to miss a lot. That’s Joe smith, there are no secrets in it. And it doesn’t pretend to have them either. That’s the type of fight that he likes, and it was the type of fight that was presented to him against Vlasov.

At age 31, Smith He showed that he lives in a second wind as a fighter. We all met him in 2016 when he knocked out the legendary Bernard Hopkins and sent him to retirement. But then came defeats to Sullivan Barrera Y Dmitry Bivol.

However, last August, in a tie to fight for the world title of the OMB at 175 pounds, Joe smith brutally knocked out Eleider Alvarez, to the point of taking him out of the ring. And with that he was ready to dispute Vlasov.

With the triumph, Joe smith won the light heavyweight world title of the OMB, what Saúl “Canelo” Álvarez vacated in December 2019 after knocking out Sergey Kovalev. Since then, the title was vacant until now Joe smith he will be able to fajárselo like new monarch.

With the proven Joe smith takes the last portion of the 175-pound title that remained without an owner: that of world champion of the OMB. The other two monarchs in the category are Artur Beterbiev, for him CMB and the FIB; Y Dmitry Bivol, that already knocked out Smith in March 2019, he is the champion of the AMB.

The American stands as the weakest champion in the category. While it is strong, and resistant, Beterbiev Y Bivol they are too, and with much more technique and skill than Smith.


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