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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."

 

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February 23, 2015




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