Artur Beterbiev (16-0, 16 KO) remained the world WBC and IBF light heavyweight champion even after the match against Adam Deines. In fact, everything that happened in this Moscow match corresponded to the announcements and forecasts before the match.
The German is an aggressive boxer who was looking for his chance, he bravely entered the exchanges and believed he could surprise him, but Beterbiev is simply too good to allow it. Beterbiev showed what kind of night awaits Deines within the first three minutes when he sent him to the floor with a kick and there was a count.
The realistic expectation would be for Beterbiev to continue in the same way and finish the fight quickly, but Deines was actually awakened by that initial shock and started boxing better. The German boxer had his very good moments in which he would combine good combinations and goals, and it can be said that he even took one or two rounds on points.
He took advantage of the moments when he saw long breaks of the Russian light heavyweight, but that was not enough for him except for a few more points. And in the end, the scoring didn't even come.
Beterbie’s shots throughout the match were strong and precise, all culminating in the tenth round.
After a few more direct hits, the German boxer’s corner noticed that Deines was receiving unnecessary damage and their towel ended up in the ring, ending the match. Beterbiev did the job as he announced and can now wait for the next challenge.
Whether it will be a new defense, a match for a vacant WBO title, or the best, a match against Dmitri Bivol to unite all the titles, we should find out during the spring. If this last option is chosen, one will first have to wait for Bivol, who has a WBA title defense match on May 1st.
If he succeeds in that, the option of the best possible match in the third most difficult boxing professional division opens. With Beterbiev, one could notice a great movement, but also that he is physically maximally ready.
He took advantage of the moments when he saw long breaks of the Russian light heavyweight, but that was not enough for him except for a few more points. As we noticed, he entered the match concentrated and kept the opponent at a distance.
He was careful, he watched the movement of the German fighter, he looked for his chance, which in the end he got. Certainly, the match with Buffalo would be the highlight of his career and he would have a huge motive for winning