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Zhanibek Alimkhanuly vs Liam Smith preview
When is Alimkhanuly vs Smith?
Zhanibek Alimkhanuly could face the challenge of Liam Smith in Autumn/Fall 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 33 wins, 3 loses and 1 draw, with 20 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 61%.
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 24 less fights, and made his debut in 2016, 8 year later than Smith, whose first professional fight was in 2008. He has fought 153 less professional rounds, 79 to Smith's 232.
Zhanibek Alimkhanuly goes into the fight ranked number 3 by the RING at middleweight.
Liam Smith is currently ranked number 2 by the WBO and 5 by the RING in the 160lb division.
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 WBO World Middleweight championship fight 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.
Liam Smith has stopped 4 of his last 5 opponents.
In his last fight, he defeated Chris Eubank Jr on 21st January 2023 by technical knockout in the 4th round at Manchester Arena, Manchester, United Kingdom.
Previous to that, he had defeated Hassan Mwakinyo on 3rd September 2022 by technical knockout in the 4th round at Echo Arena, Liverpool.
Going into that contest, he had beat Jessie Vargas on 30th April 2022 by technical knockout in the 10th round at Madison Square Garden, New York, United States.
Before that, he had won against Anthony Fowler on 9th October 2021 by technical knockout in the 8th round at Echo Arena, Merseyside, United Kingdom.
He had been beaten by Magomed Kurbanov on 7th May 2021 by unanimous decision in their 12 round contest at KRK “Uralets”, Ekaterinburg, Russia.
In terms of recent activity, Liam Smith has been fighting more than Zhanibek Alimkhanuly.
Zhanibek Alimkhanuly last fought 4 months and 10 days ago, while Liam Smith's last outing was 2 months and 1 day ago.
Alimkhanuly's last 5 fights have come over a period of 2 years, 5 months and 13 days, meaning he has been fighting on average every 5 months and 27 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 1 year, 10 months and 15 days, meaning he has been fighting on average every 4 months and 16 days. In those fights, he fought a total of 38 rounds, meaning that they have lasted 7.6 rounds on average.
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