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When is Alimkhanuly vs Smith?
Zhanibek Alimkhanuly could face the challenge of Liam Smith in Early 2023 in the United States.
The fight would take place over 12 rounds in the Middleweight division, which means the weight limit would be 160 pounds (11.4 stone or 72.6 KG).
Alimkhanuly vs Smith stats
Zhanibek Alimkhanuly would step into the ring with an undefeated record of 13 wins, zero loses and 0 draws, 8 of those wins coming by the way of knock out.
Liam Smith would make his way to the ring with a record of 32 wins, 3 loses and 1 draw, with 19 of those wins by knock out.
The stats suggest Alimkhanuly would have a slight advantage in power over Smith, with a 62% knock out percentage over Smith's 59%.
Zhanibek Alimkhanuly is the younger man by 5 years, at 29 years old.
Alimkhanuly has a height advantage of 3 inches over Smith.
Zhanibek Alimkhanuly fights out of the southpaw stance, while Liam Smith is an orthodox fighter.
Alimkhanuly is currently the less experienced professional fighter, having had 23 less fights, and made his debut in 2016, 8 year later than Smith, whose first professional fight was in 2008. He has fought 149 less professional rounds, 79 to Smith's 228.
Zhanibek Alimkhanuly goes into the fight ranked number 5 by the RING at middleweight.
Alimkhanuly vs Smith form
Alimkhanuly remains undefeated as a professional, stopping 4 of his last 5 opponents.
In his last fight, he won against Denzel Bentley on 12th November 2022 by unanimous decision in their 12 round contest at Palms Casino Resort, Las Vegas, United States.
Previous to that, he had won against Danny Dignum on 21st May 2022 by knockout in the 2nd round in their WBO Interim World Middleweight championship fight at Resorts World Las Vegas, Las Vegas.
Going into that contest, he had beat Hassan N’Dam on 20th November 2021 by technical knockout in the 8th round at Mandalay Bay Resort & Casino, Nevada.
Before that, he had defeated Rob Brant on 26th June 2021 by technical knockout in the 8th round at Virgin Hotels Las Vegas, Nevada.
He had won against Gonzalo Gaston Coria on 9th October 2020 by knockout in the 2nd round at The Bubble, MGM Grand, Nevada.
Smith has beaten 4 of his last 5 opponents, stopping 3 of them, going the distance once.
In his last fight, he defeated Hassan Mwakinyo on 3rd September 2022 by technical knockout in the 4th round at Echo Arena, Liverpool, United Kingdom.
Previous to that, he had defeated Jessie Vargas on 30th April 2022 by technical knockout in the 10th round at Madison Square Garden, New York, United States.
Going into that contest, he had beat Anthony Fowler on 9th October 2021 by technical knockout in the 8th round at Echo Arena, Merseyside, United Kingdom.
Before that, he had been beaten by Magomed Kurbanov on 7th May 2021 by unanimous decision in their 12 round contest at KRK “Uralets”, Ekaterinburg, Russia.
He had won against Roberto Garcia on 20th December 2019 by unanimous decision in their 10 round contest at Talking Stick Resort Arena, Arizona, United States.
In terms of recent activity, Zhanibek Alimkhanuly has been fighting more than Liam Smith.
Zhanibek Alimkhanuly last fought 19 days ago, while Liam Smith's last outing was 2 months and 28 days ago.
Alimkhanuly's last 5 fights have come over a period of 2 years, 1 month and 22 days, meaning he has been fighting on average every 5 months and 5 days. In those fights, he fought a total of 32 rounds, meaning that they have lasted 6.4 rounds on average.
Smith's last 5 fights have come over a period of 2 years, 11 months and 11 days, meaning he has been fighting on average every 7 months and 3 days. In those fights, he fought a total of 44 rounds, meaning that they have lasted 8.8 rounds on average.
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