The fight took place in New York late on Saturday and went all 12 rounds before the Russian boxer won with the score of 118-110, 119-109, 119-109.
Bivol remains unbeaten in his professional career having won all of his 16 fights, including 11 by knockout. In contrast, this is 29-year-old Joe Smith Jr.'s third defeat in 24 fights.
Thank you all for your support! pic.twitter.com/2ssSSFR9lM— Dmitry Bivol (@bivol_d) 10 марта 2019 г.