Ask The Editors Logo - click here to go back to the home page
News divider Features divider Schedules & Results divider Rankings and Stats divider Community My Profile Login

21 NOVEMBER 2018

Where am I? Home Main News

Smith Has No Complaints Or Regrets About Rematch Defeat

British super middleweight Paul Smith has no regrets about his performance in his unsuccessful WBO world title rematch against Arthur Abraham in Berlin on Saturday.


Smith believes he was on the wrong end of a controversial decision in 2014 but last weekend the Liverpool based boxer said he had no complaints about dropping a 116-112 and 117-111(twice) decision.


"I felt I left it all in there tonight, I’m not going home with any or many regrets," Smith told Sky Sport at ringside after the fight. "He shook me once or twice, he was better tonight (than the first fight).


"I thought I was a bit better but I never quite recovered from the body shot or the shot in the fifth.


Smith added: "I thought I came on late, I’ve had a good telling off in the corner and managed to push on but I remember looking at the sign around five or six thinking ’he’s hurt me with this body shot’. I was feeling it because the body shot takes a lot out of you."


"I feel I’ve held my own more than enough with a quality world champion. He’s only behind Carl Froch in the super middleweight division and I believe I beat him the first time but that’s gone. He beat me tonight."


For further boxing discussion, contact SecondsOut on Facebook. Also, be sure to "LIKE" the SecondsOut Facebook page.


February 23, 2015

License/buy our content  |  Privacy policy  |  Terms & conditions  |  Copyright  |  Advertising guide  |  Site Map  |  Write for  |  SecondsOut Contacts  |  Contact Us

© 2000 - 2011 Knockout Entertainment Ltd &