Liam Smith result full report suffered an extremely controversial points defeat to Magomed Kurbanov during their fight in Russia on Friday may 7 boxrec watch who won highlights

Liam Smith denied victory against Magomed Kurbanov in Russia

Published On Friday, May 7, 2021By British Boxing News

Liam Smith vs Magomed Kurbanov results

Liam Smith suffered an extremely controversial points defeat to Magomed Kurbanov during their fight in Russia on Friday, May 7.

Former world champion Smith (29-3-1, 16 KOs) was facing Kurbanov (22-0, 13 KOs) in Ekaterinburg, with the WBO International super-welterweight title also on the line.

It was a superb start from Liverpool's Smith, who appeared to drop Kurbanov in the first round, but the referee decided not to score it as a knockdown.

Both fighters were trading as the rounds progress, with Smith having the majority of the success, rocking Kurbanov on several occasions.

It was a brilliant fight, and it looked like Smith would come out on top, but the judges controversially scored it 117-112, 115-113, 115-113 in Kurbanov’s favour.

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