9 March in Verona (USA) held a Boxing matchin which the champion under version WBA in a light heavyweight Dmitry Bivol will conduct the defense against Joe Smith. Bookmakers take bets on the winner, so the editors Online-bookmakers.ru made a prediction for title fight: Bivol vs Smith.
Analysis of the battle Bivol vs Smith.
Dmitry Bivol 28 years old, he won the world title in a match with Trent Brotherston. In the beginning of 2018 Dmitry was able to knock out Sullivan Barrera. This victory yet the biggest in his career. Then Bivol won on points Isaac Chilemba and Jean Pascal. Now he is the 4th defense of the title. Record: 15 wins, 11 ahead of schedule without a loss.
Joe Smith a year older than the Bivol, he is 29 years old. Joe got very famous after the fight with the legendary Bernard Hopkins. Then Joe sensationally won by knockout in the 8th round. Then Smith spoke very rarely, once a year. In 2017 lost the decision of judges Sullivan Barrera, in 2018, a knocked out little-known Melvin Russell. Record: 24 wins, 20 early 2 losses.
Who would win in a fight Bivol vs Smith?
The clear favorite in the match is Dmitry Bivol. He is a champion and one of the main stars of the light heavyweight. His level of Boxing is very high, and in the future Dmitry can become the undisputed champion.
Joe Smith "fighter simpler». He is a lower class, but it is something that should always be wary – knockout power. Smith explicitly puncher, physically very strong. Because of that, he defeated Bernard Hopkins. But "the Executioner", in turn, showed all the flaws of this boxer. It is straightforward, predictable, with mediocre defense and a weak sense of distance.
Dmitry there is another problem. It enough overall to this weight. It recently criticized for winning on points. But against nature not trample. Dmitry would be free to act in the super Middleweight weight, and his opponents are almost always more powerful, so send them to the knockouts is very difficult. We believe that to criticize the champion for nothing. Produces convincing victory, leaving your rivals much of a chance.
From Joe Smith a chance to win in the first half. A team of Bivol is well aware, so the possibility of winning Joe tends to zero. Dmitry will operate in a focused and gradually dismantle the opponent to pieces.
We make a bet on the victory of Dmitry Bivol and total more than 6.5 rounds.