Stephen Smith vs Lee Selby

Enter your Stephen Smith vs Lee Selby  fan card
CONTROVERSY RATING: N/A
The percentage of fan cards that disagree with an official result. Exclusively on EYE ON THE RING.
Stephen Smith vs Lee Selby
Fan Rating: 
0
Your rating: None
0
No votes yet

Date: 
Saturday, September 17, 2011
Location: 
Olympia, Liverpool, Merseyside, UK
Rounds Scheduled: 
12
Contracted Weight: 
126
Titles at Stake: 
BBBOFC British Featherweight Title & Commonwealth (British Empire) Featherweight Title
Referee: 
Victor Loughlin

More:



British and Commonwealth Featherweight champion, Stephen Smith, takes on Welsh underdog, Lee Selby, in his home town of Liverpool.

The champion starts strongly, setting a high pace, outworking, out hustling the challenger. Selby proves a wiley customer in rounds 2-4, as he lands fairly frequent, very sharp, accurate counters as Smith charges forward, still being out worked at times by the champion, but seeming to be establishing his superiority in technical skill.

The fight doesn't become less competitive as the fight approaches the mid rounds, as a fantastic round 5 shows a big swing in momentum, each having dominant parts of the round. Smith and Selby continue to trade leather in rounds 6 and 7, Smith, often landing more, Selby, often landing with more accuracy and sharpness.

Though it seemed like if anyone was going to struggle for pace, it would be Selby, the Welshman finds a massive amount of success in round 8, with a still strong, physically fit Smith not punching himself out, Selby is able to make him walk onto big punches which seem to knock a lot out of the champion, and as Selby capitalises upon any fatuige or discouragement so emphatically, Smith looks increasingly weary as the round wears on, and he takes more massive, accurate shots. Before the round can be completed, Selby finds the ultimate shot, lands with a great left uppercut, and sends Smith down to the canvas, finishing the fight, and making a statement.

Fortunately, it is not long before Smith stands up, and congratulates Selby.




Fan Cards: Stephen Smith vs Lee Selby


scorecard by CHAMPION97
Round
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
10
11
12
Total
STEPHEN SMITH
10
9
9
9
10
10
9
66
LEE SELBY
9
10
10
10
9
9
10
67


Comments

Champion97's picture

Tremendous fight!
What a finish from Lee Selby!, at this point, he didn't have a lot of experience, but you could see the skill, and talent in his work, masterful boxer, Selby. I thought Smith was great in this fight, he was getting caught with the cleaner shots, pretty much throughout, but the volume, effective pressure, work rate was coming from Smith, he really tested Selby, landed some really heavy shots himself, you could have scored the majority of the first 7 rounds in his favour, it was a close fight before Selby did what great fighters do and found that fantastic finish, but I thought Selby was just edging it.