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Tuesday, January 27, 2015

Gassiev - Smith ; All Star Boxing 2015.01.23

In his first fight in the USA Cruiserweight Murat Gassiev was matched with Terrence Smith, a bout that was scheduled for 8 rounds. Prior to the fight I ran into Gassiev's trainer Abel Sanchez, Abel said Murat is " 3G incarnate". Those are big shoes (or should i say big gloves) to fill. Well I was not going to be disappointed. Gassiev took  his time leveling crushing blow after crushing blow on his opponent. Smith was battered for 3 rounds, in the 4th all he could do was hold on and not let go. The referee finally disqualified Smith for holding in the 4th, although I actually saw Smith telling his corner he did not want to continue.

Here are images from that contest;











As always, all images are copyright Peter Politanoff / RedStarImage and cannot be reproduced without explicit consent.
Special thanks to Ed Holmes and All Star Boxing.



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