Artur Beterbiev

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  1. Ambrose

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    After watching this, now I wonder if Stevenson will fight Kovalev. If he does he's going to get demolished.
     
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    I can guarantee a win for Kovalev! Toughest MUF i have seen in years. Truth is the truth. This guy doesn't box to get robbed.
     
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    After watching the fight earlier today, I became even more convinced that Kovalev is on another level in comparison to the rest of the division. Beterbiev can punch, but Campillo came off as if he were scared stiff while trying to act the opposite - if that makes sense.
     
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    I know he is, Jack! Watch how complete he is. He has great footwork, incredible power, and maybe the best overall boxing skills in the division. It takes only two of those three skills to make a champion, but to be the best around it takes all three.
     
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    Yes, he is the total package. If he were a bit 'darker' he would receive much more respect. I've watched a lot of his fights several times each (get them via bitorrent so I can save 'em, ssshhhhh lol) and it's amazing how Kovalev is able to learn from each fight and adapt. I have no doubt Stevenson is scared to death of him.
     
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    The Beterbiev freight train rolls on. He gets another KO in the 7th against a B- level negro fighter. The extra rounds will do him good. 9 wins, 9 KOs! The next destroyer. Even PBC knows he is the goods.
     
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    Westside, I don't like the fact that he signed with Haymon. That clown will try and find some way to derail his career.
     
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    Not sure why he signed with Haymond, perhaps to secure nationally shown cards such as last night. All he has to do is keep winning and sign only short term contracts such as 2 yr deals.
     
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    I have Artur Beterbiev's personal facebook as a friend on my own facebook.

    I've never met him personally, but I do know that he is a practising Muslim, regularly recites Quranic verses on his facebook, and seems to be ultra religious. I suspect that is why he is currently growing his beard. He seems like a very clean, wholesome, great man. An absolute terror in the ring as well.

    I agree that it would have been better if he signed with another promoter. Main Events could have done great with him.
     
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    Think it's too soon for him to face Kovalev, but I like his chances against Stevenson. Hopefully Hymen could at least make it happen now that they're both advised by him.
     
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    Beterbiev fight coming up in a few minutes.
     
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    Beterbiev knocked Prieto out in the first round. Big deal. He's just a puncher. His style never lasts for long; they end up getting boxed out of a win somewhere down the line.
     
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    Watched the highlights on this one. Beterbiev stopped Koelling late in the 12th with a barrage of body shots. Koelling isn't too impressive on paper(although I've not seen him fight) and I would have expected Beterbiev to get him out of there much sooner, but tough fights like this can be good learning experiences. I still would like to see Kovalev-Beterbiev in the future, especially if Kovalev gets back on track!
     
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    Kovalev vs Beterbiev is the fight to see! Both are better than Ward with all his Las Vegas assistants, bent refs and bent judges. I understand B beat K in the amateurs. I'll be rooting for Krusher.
     

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