Jun 18 2022
Saturday

Madison Square Garden Theater, New York, United States

12 rounds contest @ Light Heavyweight
17-0-0
TKO 2
TKO 2
28-3-0

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Belts on The Line

WBC World Light heavyweight Championship
IBF World Light heavyweight Championship
WBO World Light heavyweight Championship

The tape

37
Age
32
6' 0" / 182 cm
Height
6' 0" / 183 cm
72.8" / 185 cm
Reach
N/A
Orthodox (R)
Stance
Orthodox (R)

Tape record

KOTKOTKOKOKO
Form
KOMDTKOSDUD
17
Wins
28
17
By KO
22
100
KO%
79
0
Loses
3
0
Draws
0
2013
Debut
2009

Tape rankings @ Light Heavyweight

2
The Ring
3
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WBO
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IBF
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Artur Beterbiev vs Joe Smith Jr report

Who won Beterbiev vs Smith Jr?

Artur Beterbiev beat Joe Smith Jr by technical knockout in the 2nd round on Saturday 18th June 2022 at Madison Square Garden Theater in New York.

The fight was scheduled to take place over 12 rounds in the Light Heavyweight division, which meant the weight limit was 175 pounds (12.5 stone or 79.4 KG).

This contest was for the unified light heavyweight championship of the world, with the WBC, IBF & WBO belts on the line.

The undercard featured the clash of Nova vs Ramirez.

Beterbiev vs Smith Jr stats

Artur Beterbiev stepped into the ring with an undefeated record of 17 wins, zero loses and 0 draws, 17 of those wins coming by the way of knock out.

Joe Smith Jr made his way to the ring with a record of 28 wins, 3 loses and 0 draws, with 22 of those wins by knock out.

The stats suggested Beterbiev had a large advantage in power over Smith Jr, boosting at 100% knock out percentage over Smith Jr's 79%.

Artur Beterbiev was the older man by 5 years, at 37 years old.

Both Artur Beterbiev & Joe Smith Jr fought out of an orthodox stance.

Beterbiev was the less experienced professional fighter, having had 14 less fights, and made his debut in 2013, 3 year and 7 months later than Smith Jr, whose first professional fight was in 2009. He had fought 63 less professional rounds, 83 to Smith Jr's 146.

Beterbiev vs Smith Jr form

Beterbiev remained undefeated as a professional, stopping 5 of his recent opponents.

In his last fight leading up to this contest, he had won against Marcus Browne on 17th December 2021 by knockout in the 9th round in their WBC World Light heavyweight and IBF World Light heavyweight championship fight at Bell Centre, Quebec, Canada.

Previous to that, he had won against Adam Deines on 20th March 2021 by technical knockout in the 10th round in their WBC World Light heavyweight and IBF World Light heavyweight championship fight at Khodynka Ice Palace, Moscow, Russia.

Going into that contest, he had beat Oleksandr Gvozdyk on 18th October 2019 by technical knockout in the 10th round in their WBC World Light heavyweight and IBF World Light heavyweight championship fight at Liacouras Center, Philadelphia, United States.

Before that, he had defeated Radivoje Kalajdzic on 4th May 2019 by knockout in the 5th round in their IBF World Light heavyweight championship fight at Stockton Arena, California.

He had won against Callum Johnson on 6th October 2018 by knockout in the 4th round in their IBF World Light heavyweight championship fight at Wintrust Arena, Chicago, Illionis.

Smith Jr had beaten 4 of his last 5 opponents, stopping 2 of them, going the distance twice.

In his last fight before this 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, United States.

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

Going into that contest, he had beat Eleider Alvarez on 22nd August 2020 by knockout in the 9th round at The Bubble, MGM Grand, Nevada.

Before that, he had won against Jesse Hart on 11th January 2020 by split decision in their 10 round contest at Mark G. Etess Arena, Hard Rock Hotel & Casino, New Jersey.

He had been beaten by Dmitry Bivol on 9th March 2019 by unanimous decision in their WBA World Light Heavyweight championship fight at Turning Stone Resort & Casino, New York.

Activity check

In terms of activity leading into the fight, Joe Smith Jr had been fighting more than Artur Beterbiev.

Going to this contest, Artur Beterbiev had last fought 6 months and 9 days ago, while Joe Smith Jr's last outing had been 5 months and 11 days ago.

Beterbiev's last 5 fights had come over a period of 3 years, 8 months and 20 days, meaning he had been fighting on average every 8 months and 28 days. In those fights, he fought a total of 38 rounds, meaning that they had lasted 7.6 rounds on average.

Smith Jr's last 5 fights had come over a period of 3 years, 3 months and 17 days, meaning he had been fighting on average every 7 months and 29 days. In those fights, he fought a total of 52 rounds, meaning that they had lasted 10.4 rounds on average.

What time did Beterbiev vs Smith Jr start?

The fighters were expected to ringwalk at around 11:00 PM EST / 8:00 PM PST at Madison Square Garden Theater, New York, United States, which was around 4:00 AM BST in the UK.

Who broadcast Beterbiev vs Smith Jr?

The ESPN+ show is expected to begin at 10:00 PM EST / 7:00 PM PST. The Sky Sports Main Event broadcast of the card is expected to start at 2:30 AM (BTS).

What were the odds on Beterbiev vs Smith Jr?

Artur Beterbiev was a 13/100 (-769) favourite going into the contest, while Joe Smith Jr made his way into the ring at 507/100 (+507) with oddsmakers.

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