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Chris Billam-Smith vs Sergey Kovalev preview
When is Billam-Smith vs Kovalev?
Chris Billam-Smith could take on Sergey Kovalev in Summer 2023 in the United Kingdom.
The fight would be scheduled for 12 rounds in the Cruiserweight division, which means the weight limit would be 200 pounds (14.3 stone or 90.7 KG).
Billam-Smith vs Kovalev stats
Chris Billam-Smith would step into the ring with a record of 17 wins, 1 loss and 0 draws, 12 of those wins coming by the way of knock out.
Sergey Kovalev would make his way to the ring with a record of 35 wins, 4 loses and 1 draw, with 29 of those wins by knock out.
The stats suggest Kovalev would have advantage in power over Billam Smith, with a 83% knock out percentage over Billam Smith's 71%.
Chris Billam-Smith is the younger man by 7 years, at 32 years old.
Billam Smith has a height advantage of 3 inches over Kovalev. This also extends to a 3-inch reach advantage.
Both Chris Billam-Smith & Sergey Kovalev fight out of an orthodox stance.
Billam Smith is currently the less experienced professional fighter, having had 22 less fights, and made his debut in 2017, 8 year and 1 month later than Kovalev, whose first professional fight was in 2009. He has fought 86 less professional rounds, 108 to Kovalev's 194.
Chris Billam-Smith goes into the fight ranked number 2 by the WBA, 6 by the WBC, 2 by the WBO and 3 by the IBF at cruiserweight.
Sergey Kovalev is currently ranked number 4 by the WBC, 4 by the WBO and 6 by the IBF in the 200lb division.
Billam-Smith vs Kovalev form
Billam Smith has won 5 of his most recent fights, stopping 2 of them, going the distance 3 times.
In his last fight, he defeated Armend Xhoxhaj on 17th December 2022 by technical knockout in the 5th round at Bournemouth International Centre, Bournemouth, United Kingdom.
Previous to that, he had defeated Isaac Chamberlain on 30th July 2022 by unanimous decision in their CBC Commonwealth Cruiserweight championship fight at Bournemouth International Centre, Dorset.
Going into that contest, he had beat Tommy McCarthy on 16th April 2022 by knockout in the 8th round at Manchester Arena, Manchester.
Before that, he had won against Dylan Bregeon on 13th November 2021 by unanimous decision in their 12 round contest at Sheffield Arena, Yorkshire.
He had beat Tommy McCarthy on 31st July 2021 by split decision in their CBC Commonwealth Cruiserweight and BBBOC British Cruiserweight championship fight at Matchroom Fight Camp, Essex.
Kovalev has beaten 3 of his last 5 opponents, stopping 1 of them, going the distance twice.
In his last fight, he defeated Tervel Pulev on 14th May 2022 by unanimous decision in their 10 round contest at Forum, California, United States.
Previous to that, he had been beaten by Canelo Alvarez on 2nd November 2019 by technical knockout in the 11th round in their WBO World Light heavyweight championship fight at MGM Grand Garden Arena, Las Vegas.
Going into that contest, he had defeated Anthony Yarde on 24th August 2019 by technical knockout in the 11th round in their WBO World Light heavyweight championship fight at Traktor Sport Palace, Chelyabinsk, Russia.
Before that, he had won against Eleider Alvarez on 2nd February 2019 by unanimous decision in their WBO World Light heavyweight championship fight at The Ford Center at The Star, Texas, United States.
He had lost to Eleider Alvarez on 4th August 2018 by technical knockout in the 7th round in their WBO World Light heavyweight championship fight at Hard Rock Hotel & Casino, New Jersey.
In terms of recent activity, Chris Billam-Smith has been fighting more than Sergey Kovalev.
Chris Billam-Smith last fought 3 months and 14 days ago, while Sergey Kovalev's last outing was 10 months and 17 days ago.
Billam Smith's last 5 fights have come over a period of 1 year and 8 months, meaning he has been fighting on average every 4 months and 1 day. In those fights, he fought a total of 49 rounds, meaning that they have lasted 9.8 rounds on average.
Kovalev's last 5 fights have come over a period of 4 years, 7 months and 27 days, meaning he has been fighting on average every 11 months and 6 days. In those fights, he fought a total of 51 rounds, meaning that they have lasted 10.2 rounds on average.
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