Tag: WBO Light-Heavyweight Title

Joe Smith Completes the Unexpected Dream, Wins Vacant World Title by Beating Vlasov in Contested Fight

Long Islands posterboy for the working class 🇺🇸Joe Smith Jr. (27-3-0, 21KO👊) wins the WBO Light-Heavyweight title after defeating 🇷🇺Maxim Vlasov (45-4-0, 26KO👊) by majority decision in a great fight in Tulsa, Oklahoma Saturday night.  Judge Dave Sutherland scored the bout 114-114 while judges Pat Russell and Gerald Ritter overruled him with scores of 115-113 and 115-112.  Continue reading “Joe Smith Completes the Unexpected Dream, Wins Vacant World Title by Beating Vlasov in Contested Fight”

Smith and Vlasov Meet for WBO Light Heavyweight Title

By Jon Uddin🖊️

It took a while, but we have finally got here.  Joe Smith Jr. (26-3-0, 21KO) who fell short in his WBA Light-Heavyweight title shot against Dmitry Bivol in 2019, gets a shot at the currently vacant WBO strap, previously held by Canelo Alvarez. Continue reading “Smith and Vlasov Meet for WBO Light Heavyweight Title”

Beterbiev Punishes Deines, Knocks Him Out in Tenth to Defend WBC & IBF Light-Heavyweight World Titles

Power-boxer/knockout artist 🇷🇺Artur Beterbiev (16-0-0, 16KO👊👊) was able to keep his knockout streak alive, and defended his WBC, WBO Titles by stopping 🇩🇪Adam Deines (19-2-1, 10KO👊) by way of 10th round knockout. The crowd at the 🧊Khodynka Ice Palace gave their native son a warm embrace before and after the figh as he fought for the first time in Russia since turning pro. Continue reading “Beterbiev Punishes Deines, Knocks Him Out in Tenth to Defend WBC & IBF Light-Heavyweight World Titles”

Beterbiev vs. Deines Contest To Be Postponed Due to Injury 📰

Feared knockout artist and unbeaten Unified WBC/IBF Light-Heavyweight Titlist 🇷🇺Artur Beterbiev (15-0-0, 15KO👊) will unfortunately have to have delays on making his long awaited 2020 debut, after reports have surfaced on him suffering a rib injury during training, having his scheduled fight postponed against 🇩🇪Adam Deines (19-1-1, 10KO) in Moscow. Continue reading “Beterbiev vs. Deines Contest To Be Postponed Due to Injury 📰”

Canelo Flattens the Krusher for the Late Knockout in the 11th Round to Win WBO Light-Heavyweight Title

By Tré Berry III🖋️

If you were still awake after an ambiguous 1:18 A.M. EST start to this main event (more on that later), you seen a contest devoid of much entertainment throughout, but finished up with a bang, as 🇲🇽Saul “Canelo” Alvarez (53-1-2, 35KO👊) became the new WBO Light-Heavyweight Titlist by sledgehammering 🇷🇺Sergey “Krusher” Kovalev (34-4-1, 29KO👊) and putting him down and out, with Sergey’s head propped up and hanging on one of the middle ropes as he was put out of commission. Alvarez exited the MGM grand as a simultaneous 2-division Champion, pairing the WBO Light-Heavyweight Title with his RING/WBA/WBC “Franchise” Middleweight World Title belts in his trophy mantle as his active hardware.  Continue reading “Canelo Flattens the Krusher for the Late Knockout in the 11th Round to Win WBO Light-Heavyweight Title”