VS
Summer 2024
Potentially

in the United Kingdom

Potential contest @ Cruiserweight
19-1-0
35-5-1

Belts on The Line

WBO World Cruiserweight

The tape

33
Age
41
6' 3" / 191 cm
Height
6' 0" / 183 cm
75.2" / 191 cm
Reach
72.4" / 184 cm
Orthodox (R)
Stance
Orthodox (R)

Full record

TKO 8MD 12TKO 5UD 12KO 8
Form
UD 10UD 10TKO 11TKO 11UD 12
19
Wins
35
13
By KO
29
68
KO%
83
1
Losses
5
0
Stopped
3
0
Draws
1
2017
Debut
2009
128
Pro rounds
204

Current rankings @ Cruiserweight

1
The Ring
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WBA
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WBC
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WBO
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IBF
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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 2024 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 19 wins, 1 loss, and 0 draws, 13 of those wins coming by way of knockout.

Sergey Kovalev would make his way to the ring with a record of 35 wins, 5 losses and 1 draw, with 29 of those wins by knockout.

The stats suggest Kovalev would have an advantage in power over Billam Smith, with a 83% knockout percentage compared to Billam Smith's 68%.

Chris Billam-Smith is the younger man by 8 years, at 33 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 and Sergey Kovalev fight out of an orthodox stance.

Billam Smith is currently the less experienced professional fighter, having had 21 fewer fights, and made his debut in 2017, 8 years and 1 month later than Kovalev, whose first professional fight was in 2009. He has fought 76 fewer professional rounds, totaling 128 compared to Kovalev's 204.

Chris Billam-Smith goes into the fight ranked number 1 by The Ring at cruiserweight.

Billam-Smith vs Kovalev form

Billam Smith has won 5 of his most recent fights, stopping 3 of them, going the distance twice.

In his last fight, he defeated Mateusz Masternak on December 10, 2023, by technical knockout in the 8th round in their WBO World Cruiserweight championship fight at Bournemouth International Centre, Bournemouth, United Kingdom.

Prior to that, he had defeated Lawrence Okolie on May 27, 2023, by majority decision in their WBO World Cruiserweight championship fight at Vitality Stadium, Bournemouth.

Going into that contest, he had beaten Armend Xhoxhaj on December 17, 2022, by technical knockout in the 5th round at Bournemouth International Centre, Bournemouth.

Before that, he had won against Isaac Chamberlain on July 30, 2022, by unanimous decision in their CBC Commonwealth Cruiserweight championship fight at Bournemouth International Centre, Dorset.

He had beaten Tommy McCarthy on April 16, 2022, by knockout in the 8th round at Manchester Arena, Manchester.

Kovalev has beaten 3 of his last 5 opponents, stopping 1 of them, going the distance twice.

In his last fight, he lost to Robin Sirwan Safar on May 18, 2024, by unanimous decision in their 10 round contest at Kingdom Arena, Riyadh, Saudi Arabia.

Prior to that, he had defeated Tervel Pulev on May 14, 2022, by unanimous decision in their 10 round contest at Forum, California, United States.

Going into that contest, he had been beaten by Canelo Alvarez on November 2, 2019, by technical knockout in the 11th round in their WBO World Light heavyweight championship fight at MGM Grand Garden Arena, Las Vegas.

Before that, he had won against Anthony Yarde on August 24, 2019, by technical knockout in the 11th round in their WBO World Light heavyweight championship fight at Traktor Sport Palace, Chelyabinsk, Russia.

He had defeated Eleider Alvarez on February 2, 2019, by unanimous decision in their WBO World Light heavyweight championship fight at The Ford Center at The Star, Texas, United States.

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In terms of recent activity, Chris Billam-Smith has been fighting more than Sergey Kovalev.

Chris Billam-Smith last fought 6 months and 29 days ago, while Sergey Kovalev's last outing was 1 month and 21 days ago.

Billam Smith's last 5 fights have come over a period of 2 years, 2 months and 23 days, which means he has been fighting approximately every 5 months and 12 days. In those fights, he fought a total of 45 rounds, meaning that they have lasted 9 rounds on average.

Kovalev's last 5 fights have come over a period of 5 years, 5 months and 7 days, meaning he has been fighting on average every 1 year and 1 month. In those fights, he fought a total of 54 rounds, meaning that they have lasted 10.8 rounds on average.

What are the odds on Billam-Smith vs Kovalev?

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