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Smith Beats Skoglund to Reach WBSS Semi-Finals

At the Liverpool Echo Arena, last night, the super-middleweight version of the World Boxing Super Series got underway.

The first fight in the competition, a quarter-final, saw Callum Smith face the Swedish fighter Erik Skoglund.

Entering the fight, both fighters had unbeaten records and the bout was to prove to be a tough one that went the full twelve rounds.

After the sound of the bell, the scorecards were announced as:

• 116 – 112
• 117 – 110
• 117 – 111

All in favour of Callum Smith, who is now unbeaten in twenty-three fights.

The contest saw Smith receive a bloodied nose courtesy of Skoglund’s punching but the turning point of the encounter came in the eleventh round when Skoglund was caught by a big left-hook and hit the canvas.

The win moves Callum Smith into the semi-finals of the competition where he will face the winner of the quarter-final between the German Juergen Braehmer and the American Rob Grant, who meet in Stuttgart on 7 October.


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Writer: Kid Glove Mail feedback, articles or suggestions

Date:Sunday September 17 2017

Time: 9:59AM

 

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