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When is Alimkhanuly vs Smith?
Janibek Alimkhanuly could face the challenge of Liam Smith in Spring 2024 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
Janibek Alimkhanuly would step into the ring with an undefeated record of 15 wins, zero loses and 0 draws, 10 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, 4 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 67% knock out percentage over Smith's 61%.
Janibek Alimkhanuly is the younger man by 5 years, at 30 years old.
Alimkhanuly has a height advantage of 3 inches over Smith. This also extends to a 3-inch reach advantage.
Janibek 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 155 less professional rounds, 87 to Smith's 242.
Janibek Alimkhanuly goes into the fight ranked number 1 by the RING at middleweight.
Liam Smith is currently ranked number 7 by the WBC, 13 by the WBO and 9 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 Vincenzo Gualtieri on 14th October 2023 by technical knockout in the 6th round in their IBF World Middleweight and WBO World Middleweight championship fight at Fort Bend Community Center, Rosenberg, United States.
Previous to that, he had won against Steven Butler on 13th May 2023 by knockout in the 2nd round in their WBO World Middleweight championship fight at Stockton Arena, Stockton.
Going into that contest, he had beat Denzel Bentley on 12th November 2022 by unanimous decision in their WBO World Middleweight championship fight at Palms Casino Resort, Las Vegas.
Before that, he had defeated 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.
He had won against Hassan N’Dam on 20th November 2021 by technical knockout in the 8th round at Mandalay Bay Resort & Casino, Nevada.
Liam Smith has stopped 4 of his last 5 opponents.
In his last fight, he lost to Chris Eubank Jr on 2nd September 2023 by technical knockout in the 10th round at AO Arena, Manchester, United Kingdom.
Previous to that, he had defeated Chris Eubank Jr on 21st January 2023 by technical knockout in the 4th round at Manchester Arena, Manchester.
Going into that contest, he had beat Hassan Mwakinyo on 3rd September 2022 by technical knockout in the 4th round at Echo Arena, Liverpool.
Before that, he had won against Jessie Vargas on 30th April 2022 by technical knockout in the 10th round at Madison Square Garden, New York, United States.
He had beat Anthony Fowler on 9th October 2021 by technical knockout in the 8th round at Echo Arena, Merseyside, United Kingdom.
In terms of recent activity, Janibek Alimkhanuly has been fighting more than Liam Smith.
Janibek Alimkhanuly last fought 5 months and 21 days ago, while Liam Smith's last outing was 7 months and 2 days ago.
Alimkhanuly's last 5 fights have come over a period of 2 years, 4 months and 15 days, meaning he has been fighting on average every 5 months and 22 days. In those fights, he fought a total of 30 rounds, meaning that they have lasted 6 rounds on average.
Smith's last 5 fights have come over a period of 2 years, 5 months and 26 days, meaning he has been fighting on average every 6 months. In those fights, he fought a total of 36 rounds, meaning that they have lasted 7.2 rounds on average.
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