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Biosse expects to give Callum Smith big problems on Saturday

LatestBy Scott Gilfoid: The hard hitting Vladine Biosse (15-3-2, 7 KO’s) will be fighting the 6’3” highly hyped but still very flawed Callum Smith (11-0, 9 KO’s) this Saturday night in a 10 round bout at the Echo Arena in Liverpool, UK.

This is going to be the proving ground for the lanky 6’3” Smith, who can punch with a little of power from the outside, but who looks horrible when facing guys that come to the inside on him.

Biosse, 32, will likely be crowding Smith all night long to chip away at his midsection and to nail him with hooks to the head. Smith doesn’t do a very good job of moving to prevent being pressured, so you can bet this fight is going to be won or lost on the inside on Saturday. Biosse is the better fighter by far on the inside, and he could open some eyes in this fight by either scoring a stoppage or making Smith look really bad in winning.

“I will give him hell,” Biosse said. “I appreciate the invite and the opportunity to come overseas for this fight and challenge the champion, but make no mistake, I am coming to win like I do every time out,” Biosse said. “I’ve seen tapes and I respect Callum as a fighter, but I’m always and I always come to fight.”

The Biosse-Smith fight will be on the undercard of the Nathan Cleverly (27-1, 13 KO’s) vs. Alejandro Emilio Valori fight.

Biosse gave J’Leon Love huge problems in his last fight before succumbing to his talent in the 10th round in their fight last February. The fact that Biosse was able to take a fighter as good as Love to the 10th tells you a lot about how good Biosse is.

Callum Smith is the youngest brother of the Smith fighting family, which includes Paul Smith, Liam and Stephen. They’re a decent bunch, but for from the top tier when it comes to talent. Callum hasn’t gotten to the point where he’s been tested by the best yet, but that time is coming sooner or later if he’s not tripped up well before that by the likes of Biosse or whoever Hearn plans on matching Callum within the next few years before he finally puts him in with someone good.

My guess is Callum won’t be matched against anyone truly talented until he’s put into a world title shot.

Hearn seems to do his match-making that way for some reason. I mean, it’s good that he does this because it increases the chances that his fighters get world title shots, but it’s probably a bad thing because it keeps them from getting the experience necessary to compete with the best. We’re about to see a 10-year pro in Kell Brook fighting for a world title next month against IBF welterweight champion Shawn Porter with Brook’s best opponent during his career being Carson Jones. That’s pretty disappointing. Brook should have cut his teeth on top tier quality fighters at least 6 years ago instead of wasting years and years fighting the likes of Matthew Hatton and Hector Saldivia.


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