Artur Beterbiev Misses Weight in the First Attempt, Hits the Scales Later at 175-Pounds

Published 12/17/2021, 8:00 AM EST
PHILADELPHIA, UNITED STATES – OCTOBER 17, 2019: IBF world champion Artur Beterbiev of Russia during a weigh-in prior to the WBO light heavyweight title fight against WBC world champion Oleksandr Gvozdyk of Ukraine at the Liacouras Center. Valery Sharifulin/TASS (Photo by Valery SharifulinTASS via Getty Images)


Artur Beterbiev is not new to drawing attention towards him with his dominant boxing style. Until now, the undefeated boxer has put up some of the most gratifying performances to stay in the limelight. However, Beterbiev recently stirred the boxing space for another reason, i.e. missing weight, and then again hitting it in his second attempt.

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The 36-year-old has a fight in contention for Friday night against Marcus Browne. Here, he will defend his WBC and IBF light-heavyweight titles. That said, in his first attempt, Beterbiev hit 175.2 lbs and he turned out to be slightly overweight.

Later, the champ again hit the scales, and he perfectly made 175-pounds. Beterbiev even shared this on his social media handle. However, he finally made the weight, thus showing off his excitement for this clash.

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Beterbiev is a true knockout artist who boasts a whopping 100% KO ratio. None of his fights went the distance because the Russian boxer chases his opponents from the first gong itself.

The light heavyweight king exhibits an orthodox stance, and he uses his right-hand power to counter his contemporaries. Every fight he takes up, Beterbiev is an undeniable favorite because none of his opponents have withstood his annihilating power and approach.

In his upcoming fight with Marcus Browne, the undefeated boxer is favorite again and fans expect him to knock his fellow adversary out with ease.

Artur Beterbiev vs Marcus Browne – What to expect?

Most of Beterbiev’s opponents take a back step when they see the former coming ahead with aggressive shots.

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However, if Browne wants to create a difference, he’ll have to march ahead with counterattacks to keep Beterbiev challenged.

Regardless of that, Beterbiev is very skillful for someone like Browne. As a result, the undefeated boxer applying his usual strategies has a high chance of coming on top with a win. Yet, it’ll be interesting to see how this fight plays out.

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Prathamesh Singh Chauhan

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Prathamesh Singh Chauhan is a Boxing Author at EssentiallySports. He is a graduate from the International Institute of Sports Management who combines his love for sports, particularly combat sports, and his flair for writing and analysis to help him in his day-to-day work. He has prior professional experience with sporting organizations such as Star Sports, Khelo India, and NBA.

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