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Paul Smith denied immediate Arthur Abraham rematch

Last Updated: 18/10/14 12:33pm

The WBO has denied Paul Smith the chance of an immediate rematch with super-middleweight champion Arthur Abraham.

Smith was beaten on points by the German last month in Kiel but the one-sided nature of the result came in for widespread criticism. The Liverpool boxer pushed Abraham all the way but the veteran kept hold of his belt, scores of 117-111, 117-111 and 119-109 causing outrage from supporters and pundits alike after what was seen to be a relatively close match.

Both Martin Murray and Nathan Cleverly had Paul Smith's WBO Super-middleweight title fight with Arthur Abraham a lot closer than the judges had it. A probe into the scoring was ordered by the WBO, who have been public in their criticism of official Fernando Laguna for his 11 rounds to one verdict, deeming it to be 'outrageous'.

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