Summer 2024
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in the United States

Potential contest @ Light Heavyweight
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28-5-0

The tape

27
Age
34
6' 1" / 185 cm
Height
6' 0" / 183 cm
76" / 193 cm
Reach
76" / 193 cm
Orthodox (R)
Stance
Orthodox (R)

Full record

TKO 6UD 12TKO 3TKO 7TKO 11
Form
UD 10TKO 2KO 9MD 12KO 9
28
Wins
28
24
By KO
22
86
KO%
79
0
Losses
5
0
Stopped
2
0
Draws
0
2013
Debut
2009
136
Pro rounds
156

Current rankings @ Light Heavyweight

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David Benavidez vs Joe Smith Jr preview


When is Benavidez vs Smith Jr?

David Benavidez could fight Joe Smith Jr in Summer 2024 in the United States.

The fight would be scheduled for 12 rounds in the Light Heavyweight division, which means the weight limit would be 175 pounds (12.5 stone or 79.4 KG).

Benavidez vs Smith Jr stats

David Benavidez would step into the ring with an undefeated record of 28 wins, zero loses and 0 draws, 24 of those wins coming by the way of knock out.

Joe Smith Jr would make his way to the ring with a record of 28 wins, 5 loses and 0 draws, with 22 of those wins by knock out.

The stats suggest Benavidez would have a slight advantage in power over Smith Jr, with a 86% knock out percentage over Smith Jr's 79%.

David Benavidez is the younger man by 7 years, at 27 years old.

Benavidez has a height advantage of 1 inch over Smith Jr. Despite this, both fighters have equal reach.

Both David Benavidez & Joe Smith Jr fight out of an orthodox stance.

Benavidez is currently the less experienced professional fighter, having had 5 less fights, and made his debut in 2013, 3 year and 9 months later than Smith Jr, whose first professional fight was in 2009. He has fought 20 less professional rounds, 136 to Smith Jr's 156.

Benavidez vs Smith Jr form

Benavidez remains undefeated as a professional, stopping 4 of his last 5 opponents.

In his last fight, he defeated Demetrius Andrade on 25th November 2023 by technical knockout in the 6th round in their WBC Interim World Super Middleweight championship fight at Michelob ULTRA Arena, Las Vegas, United States.

Previous to that, he had defeated Caleb Plant on 25th March 2023 by unanimous decision in their WBC World Super Middleweight championship fight at MGM Grand, Las Vegas.

Going into that contest, he had beat David Lemieux on 21st May 2022 by technical knockout in the 3rd round in their WBC Interim World Super Middleweight championship fight at Gila River Arena, Glendale.

Before that, he had won against Kyrone Davis on 13th November 2021 by technical knockout in the 7th round at Footprint Center, Arizona.

He had beat Ronald Ellis on 13th March 2021 by technical knockout in the 11th round at Mohegan Sun Casino, Connecticut.

Smith Jr has beaten 3 of his last 5 opponents, stopping 2 of them, going the distance once.

In his last fight, he lost to Gilberto ‘Zurdo’ Ramirez on 7th October 2023 by unanimous decision in their 10 round contest at The Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas, Chelsea Ballroom, Las Vegas, United States.

Previous to that, he had been beaten by Artur Beterbiev on 18th June 2022 by technical knockout in the 2nd round in their WBC World Light heavyweight, IBF World Light Heavyweight and WBO World Light heavyweight championship fight at Madison Square Garden Theater, New York.

Going into that contest, he had defeated Steve Geffrard on 15th January 2022 by knockout in the 9th round in their WBO World Light heavyweight championship fight at Turning Stone Resort & Casino, New York.

Before that, he had won against Maksim Vlasov on 10th April 2021 by majority decision in their WBO World Light heavyweight championship fight at Osage Casino, Oklahoma.

He had defeated Eleider Alvarez on 22nd August 2020 by knockout in the 9th round at The Bubble, MGM Grand, Nevada.

Activity check

In terms of recent activity, David Benavidez has been fighting more than Joe Smith Jr.

David Benavidez last fought 6 months and 26 days ago, while Joe Smith Jr's last outing was 8 months and 13 days ago.

Benavidez's last 5 fights have come over a period of 3 years, 3 months and 7 days, meaning he has been fighting on average every 7 months and 27 days. In those fights, he fought a total of 39 rounds, meaning that they have lasted 7.8 rounds on average.

Smith Jr's last 5 fights have come over a period of 3 years, 9 months and 29 days, meaning he has been fighting on average every 9 months and 6 days. In those fights, he fought a total of 42 rounds, meaning that they have lasted 8.4 rounds on average.

What are the odds on Benavidez vs Smith Jr?

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