Belts on The Line
Tape rankings @ Middleweight
Who won Bentley vs Smith?
Denzel Bentley beat Kieran Smith by knockout in the 1st round on Saturday 15th April 2023 at Copper Box Arena in London.
The fight was scheduled to take place over 12 rounds in the Middleweight division, which meant the weight limit was 160 pounds (11.4 stone or 72.6 KG).
This fight appeared on the undercard of Joe Joyce losing to Zhilei Zhang for the WBO Interim World Heavyweight championship. Also, on the undercard Mikaela Mayer beat Lucy Wildheart.
Bentley vs Smith stats
Back in April 2023, Denzel Bentley stepped into the ring with a record of 17 wins, 2 loses and 1 draw.
Kieran Smith made his way to the ring with a record of 18 wins, 1 loss and 0 draws.
Denzel Bentley was the younger man by 2 years, at 28 years old.
Smith had a height advantage of 4 inches over Bentley.
Denzel Bentley fought out of the orthodox stance, while Kieran Smith was a southpaw.
Bentley was arguably the less experienced fighter, having had 1 more fights, and made his debut in 2017, 1 year and 10 months later than Smith, whose first professional fight was in 2015. He had fought 13 less professional rounds, 81 to Smith's 94.
Denzel Bentley went into the fight ranked number 13 by the WBO at middleweight.
Bentley vs Smith form
Bentley had beaten 3 of his last 5 opponents, stopping 2 of them, going the distance once.
In his last fight leading up to this contest, he had lost to Janibek Alimkhanuly 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 Marcus Morrison on 16th September 2022 by technical knockout in the 4th round in their BBBOC British Middleweight championship fight at York Hall, Bethnal Green, United Kingdom.
Going into that contest, he had beat Linus Udofia on 13th May 2022 by split decision in their BBBOC British Middleweight championship fight at Indigo at The O2, London.
Before that, he had defeated Sam Evans on 6th November 2021 by technical knockout in the 3rd round at Utilita Arena, West Midlands.
He had been beaten by Felix Cash on 24th April 2021 by technical knockout in the 3rd round in their CBC Commonwealth Middleweight and BBBOC British Middleweight championship fight at York Hall, London.
Bentley's last 5 fights had come over a period of 1 year, 11 months and 22 days, meaning he had been fighting on average every 4 months and 24 days. In those fights, he fought a total of 34 rounds, meaning that they had lasted 6.8 rounds on average.
What time did Bentley vs Smith start?
The fighters were expected to ringwalk at around 8:00 PM BST at Copper Box Arena, London, United Kingdom, which was 3:00 PM EST or 12:00 PM PST on the West Coast of America.
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What were the odds on Bentley vs Smith?
Denzel Bentley was a 2/25 (-1200) favourite going into the contest, while Kieran Smith made his way into the ring at 6/1 (+600) with oddsmakers.
|Winner / Verdict||% of users|
|Denzel Bentley - Decision||50%|
|Denzel Bentley - KO||50%|
Based on 2 Predictions