Callum Smith vs Erik Skoglund

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Callum Smith vs Erik Skoglund
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4
Average: 4 (2 votes)

Date: 
Saturday, September 16, 2017
Location: 
Echo Arena, Liverpool, Merseyside, UK
Rounds Scheduled: 
12
Contracted Weight: 
168
Titles at Stake: 
World Boxing Super Series super middleweight quarter-final bout. WBC Diamond Super Middleweight Title ]
Referee: 
Ian John Lewis

Official Judging
John Keane 116 - 112
Michael Tate 117 - 110
Ernesto Saldivar 117 - 111

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In an interesting fight, unbeaten super middleweight contenders, Callum Smith of Great Britain, and Erik Skoglund of Sweden, battle it out over 12 rounds, at the Echo Arena in Smith's hometown of Liverpool.

Skoglund starts confidently, boxing in a patient manner, not intimidated, not overawed. Smith seems to take a lead after 4 rounds, out working Skoglund, over powering him a little but as well, but the job is far from finished for Smith, as Skoglund comes on strong in round 5, giving Smith a torrid time.

Skoglund is very strong through the middle rounds, even taking a possible lead on the cards after 7 or 8 rounds, his jab, phenomenal, his movement, great, he just shows himself to be a complete, compact boxer. Smith proves his adaptability, desire, grit, and he picks up the pace, and turns back the tables in rounds 9 and 10, making the Smith fans less and less worried.

Smith doesn't fade in the championship rounds, in fact, he manages to put Skoglund on the canvas in round 11, before a brave Skoglund battles back, tries to rally, although he can just about match Smith blow for blow in the last session, he fails to find the spectacular finish he needs, leaving Smith and his fans confident, celebrating, and Skoglund, very respected, nothing to be ashamed of, but dejected.

The general consensus is that Smith has done enough to win the fight, some say it is close, some say the margin is wide, but few seem to believe Skoglund has earned more than 5 rounds.

The scorecards are read out, and Smith is announced the winner, by an unsurprising unanimous decision, with the scores being 117-110, 117-111, 116-112, with 2 of the judges, uncommonly, scoring a round even on their scorecards.

Unofficial scorecards outside of Eye on the ring.

World Boxing News: 115-112 Smith
BoxingNews24: 116-112 Smith




Averaged Fan Card:

round 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12
Callum Smith
                                                                    
9.25
10
10
10
9
9.12
9.12
9.75
10
9.87
10
9.50
Erik Skoglund
                                                                    
9.75
9
9
9
10
9.87
9.87
9.25
9
9.12
8
9.62


Fan Cards: Callum Smith vs Erik Skoglund


scorecard by JVVL95
Round
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
10
11
12
Total
CALLUM SMITH
9
10
10
10
9
9
9
10
10
10
10
9
115
ERIK SKOGLUND
10
9
9
9
10
10
10
9
9
9
8
10
112


scorecard by CAPMAN
Round
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
10
11
12
Total
CALLUM SMITH
9
10
10
10
9
9
9
10
10
10
10
10
116
ERIK SKOGLUND
10
9
9
9
10
10
10
9
9
9
8
9
111


scorecard by MARTIN EDEN
Round
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
10
11
12
Total
CALLUM SMITH
9
10
10
10
9
9
9
10
10
10
10
9
115
ERIK SKOGLUND
10
9
9
9
10
10
10
9
9
9
8
10
112


scorecard by BOXING KNOWLEDGE
Round
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
10
11
12
Total
CALLUM SMITH
9
10
10
10
9
9
9
10
10
10
10
10
116
ERIK SKOGLUND
10
9
9
9
10
10
10
9
9
9
8
9
111


scorecard by RORSCHACH
Round
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
10
11
12
Total
CALLUM SMITH
9
10
10
10
9
9
9
10
10
10
10
9
115
ERIK SKOGLUND
10
9
9
9
10
10
10
9
9
9
8
10
112


scorecard by CHAMPION97
Round
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
10
11
12
Total
CALLUM SMITH
9
10
10
10
9
9
9
10
10
10
10
10
116
ERIK SKOGLUND
10
9
9
9
10
10
10
9
9
9
8
10
112


scorecard by ADAMJO260
Round
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
10
11
12
Total
CALLUM SMITH
10
10
10
10
9
9
10
9
10
10
10
9
116
ERIK SKOGLUND
9
9
9
9
10
10
9
10
9
9
8
10
111


scorecard by LUKASZRPB
Round
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
10
11
12
Total
CALLUM SMITH
10
10
10
10
9
10
9
9
10
9
10
10
116
ERIK SKOGLUND
9
9
9
9
10
9
10
10
9
10
8
9
111


Comments

Champion97's picture

Prediction,

I think Callum Smith will win this one, and Skoglund, not overrated, but I don't think he'll last 3 rounds, I think the fight will be close at times in the first 6 minutes, Skoglund will have good success, but Smith will win at least 1 of the first 2 rounds, and he'll begin to tee off to the body in round 3, and when he has Skoglund reeling, I think there will be no stopping him from unleashing a sustained beating on his opponent, and he'll get Skoglund out of there. At this level, Skoglund is good, but not great, I don't think, and it takes a great fighter, I believe a fighter of the calibre of Gilberto Ramirez, George Groves, James Degale, Tyron Zeuge to do anything to stop the attack of Smith when he goes on the offensive, and I think it takes a fighter of this level to give Smith problems in the ring.

rorschach's picture

Hoping for a great fight, but I think Smith handles and stops Skoglund in the first half of the fight.

Champion97's picture

Man I underestimated Erik Skoglund! What a gutsy performance from Callum Smith, like his brothers, he has grit, heart, fighting spirit, and even though we are yet to to hear the judges' decision, he was won this fight clearly, and with that finish, with the last third of the fight, it wasn't close, competitive, very much so, after 8 rounds, it looked to me like there was nothing in it, Skoglund was edging it for me after 7 rounds, but Smith has won this one!

rorschach's picture

I got my wish great fight Smith wins surely.

Champion97's picture

Great from the judges, funny that two of them had a standard 8-4/9-3, they must have each scored 1 level round, and 117-110, I had it slightly closer, but that's fair score, I think it might be a stretch to give Skoglund 5 rounds, maybe not, I'm not sure, but Smith won this fight decisively, that's for sure!, Callum Smith will only improve now, this was great experience for him, he is in his prime now I think, he has great talent, we all know Smith will go very far in boxing!, I think Smith will be a world champion before very long!

Skoglund can come again, there is no shame in losing to a fighter like Smith, the Swedish warrior tried his best, his tactics were just great, his jab was brilliant, footwork, counter punching ability, recuperation, fighting off the ropes, Skoglund is a very good boxer at this level, and I think we will see plenty more of him in the ring in the future!, I think he can win a world title.