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    Russian Boxer Bivol Beats Joe Smith Jr, Retains WBA Light Heavyweight Title

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    MOSCOW (Sputnik) - Russian boxer Dmitry Bivol, 28, has secured a victory over American Joe Smith Jr. by a unanimous decision and defended his World Boxing Association (WBA) light heavyweight title.

    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.

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