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STRENGTH IN DEPTH

Those in attendance at ‘The Mecca of Boxing’ get their money’s worth
MAKING A STATEMENT: Smith clatters N’Jikam with a right hand
Photos: ACTION IMAGES/ ANDREW COULDRIDGE
Paul Wheeler @paulwheelerBN RINGSIDE

ALTHOUGH the unrivalled drama of the main event understandably overshadowed the Anthony Joshua- Andy Ruiz Jnr undercard, there was nonetheless plenty of action and intrigue further down the bill.

In the chief support, Liverpool’s Callum Smith successfully retained his WBA super-middleweight title for the first time with an eye-catching display against human yo-yo Hassan N’Dam N’Jikam.

To say that N’Jikam is no stranger to suffering knockdowns is something of an understatement. The Cameroonian- Frenchman, who fights out of Monte Carlo, was decked a total of 10 times in just two bouts with Peter Quillin and David Lemieux – both at middleweight. Competing a division north against the physically imposing Smith, it was difficult to envisage him being able to stand up to his former sparring partner’s heavyhanded assaults. And so it proved.

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