VS
Late 2024
Potentially

in the United States

Potential contest @ Light Heavyweight
29-0-0
28-5-0

Belts on The Line

WBC Interim World Light heavyweight

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

UD 12TKO 6UD 12TKO 3TKO 7
Form
UD 10TKO 2KO 9MD 12KO 9
29
Wins
28
24
By KO
22
83
KO%
79
0
Losses
5
0
Stopped
2
0
Draws
0
2013
Debut
2009
148
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 late 2024 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 29 wins, zero losses, and 0 draws, 24 of those wins coming by way of knockout.

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

The stats suggest Benavidez would have a slight advantage in power over Smith Jr, with a 83% knockout percentage compared to 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 and Joe Smith Jr fight out of an orthodox stance.

Benavidez is currently the less experienced professional fighter, having had 4 fewer fights, and made his debut in 2013, 3 years and 9 months later than Smith Jr, whose first professional fight was in 2009. He has fought 8 fewer professional rounds, totaling 148 compared to Smith Jr's 156.

Benavidez vs Smith Jr form

Benavidez remains undefeated as a professional, stopping 3 of his last 5 opponents.

In his last fight, he defeated Oleksandr Gvozdyk on June 15, 2024, by unanimous decision in their WBC Interim World Light heavyweight championship fight at MGM Grand, Grand Garden Arena, Las Vegas, United States.

Prior to that, he had defeated Demetrius Andrade on November 25, 2023, by technical knockout in the 6th round in their WBC Interim World Super Middleweight championship fight at Michelob ULTRA Arena, Las Vegas.

Going into that contest, he had beaten Caleb Plant on March 25, 2023, by unanimous decision in their WBC World Super Middleweight championship fight at MGM Grand, Las Vegas.

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

He had beaten Kyrone Davis on November 13, 2021, by technical knockout in the 7th round at Footprint Center, Arizona.

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 October 7, 2023, by unanimous decision in their 10 round contest at The Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas, Chelsea Ballroom, Las Vegas, United States.

Prior to that, he had been beaten by Artur Beterbiev on June 18, 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 January 15, 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 April 10, 2021, by majority decision in their WBO World Light heavyweight championship fight at Osage Casino, Oklahoma.

He had defeated Eleider Alvarez on August 22, 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 2 days ago, while Joe Smith Jr's last outing was 1 year, 2 months and 10 days ago.

Benavidez's last 5 fights have come over a period of 3 years, 1 month and 4 days, which means he has been fighting approximately every 7 months and 14 days. In those fights, he fought a total of 40 rounds, meaning that they have lasted 8 rounds on average.

Smith Jr's last 5 fights have come over a period of 4 years, 3 months and 25 days, meaning he has been fighting on average every 10 months and 11 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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