Fifty-four boxers currently hold the rank of world champions (between super, regular and interim champions). Thirty-one of them remain undefeated in their professional careers. Twenty-eight can boast that they have won all their matches. But only one can boast that he has never heard the judges’ cards – Russian Arthur Beterbievwho will put his belts on the line in the heavyweight middleweight division this Saturday in the world boxing councilthe International Boxing Federation and the world boxing organization before another man with a mighty hand, the British Antonio Yarde. The duel at Arena Wembley will kick off at around 7pm and can be seen on ESPN 2 (broadcast starts at 5.30pm) and Star+ (from 4pm).
Eighteen opponents are able to certify the sleep effect from the fists of Beterbiev. The last one to try it, last June, was the American Joe Smiththen WBO monarch, who held out less than six minutesduring which he was knocked down three times before referee Harvey Dock stopped the beating in the theater of the Madison Square Garden. In the list of victims there are other champions such as the American Tavoris Cloud, the Ukrainian Oleksandr Gvozdyk, the Spanish Gabriel Campillo and the German Enrico Koelling.
This inclement record has become the best cover letter for the Russian, born in Khasavyurt, Republic of Dagestan (one of 22 that make up the Russian Federation), but residing in Canada. However, Beterbiev is not just a relentless boxer.. In his 10 years as a professional, since his debut in June 2013, he has shown good technical baggage (forged over the years as an amateur), intensity and courage to overcome adverse situations, such as the one he had to experience in December 2021: he lived through five rounds with a gruesome head wound to his forehead before knocking out Marcus Browne in the ninth round in Montreal.
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