Summer 2022
Potentially

in the United States

Potential contest @ Light Heavyweight
19-0-0
28-3-0

Belts on The Line

WBA Super World Light Heavyweight
WBO World Light heavyweight

The tape

31
Age
32
6' 0" / 183 cm
Height
6' 0" / 183 cm
N/A
Reach
N/A
Orthodox (R)
Stance
Orthodox (R)

Full record

UD 12UD 12UD 12UD 12UD 12
Form
KO 9MD 12KO 9SD 10UD 12
19
Wins
28
11
By KO
22
58
KO%
79
0
Losses
3
0
Stopped
1
0
Draws
0
2014
Debut
2009
148
Pro rounds
144

Current rankings @ Light Heavyweight

2
The Ring
3
-
WBA
-
-
WBC
-
-
WBO
-
-
IBF
-

Dmitry Bivol vs Joe Smith Jr preview

When is Bivol vs Smith Jr?

Dmitry Bivol could fight Joe Smith Jr in Summer 2022 in the United States.

The fight would take place over 12 rounds in the Light Heavyweight division, which means the weight limit would be 175 pounds (12.5 stone or 79.4 KG).

Bivol vs Smith Jr stats

Dmitry Bivol would step into the ring with an undefeated record of 19 wins, zero loses and 0 draws, 11 of those wins coming by the way of knock out.

Joe Smith Jr would make 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 suggest Smith Jr would have a large advantage in power over Bivol, boosting at 79% knock out percentage over Bivol's 58%.

Dmitry Bivol is the younger man by 1 year, at 31 years old.

Both Dmitry Bivol & Joe Smith Jr fight out of an orthodox stance.

Bivol is currently arguably the less experienced fighter, having had 12 less fights, and made his debut in 2014, 5 year later than Smith Jr, whose first professional fight was in 2009. He has fought 4 more professional rounds, 148 to Smith Jr's 144.

Dmitry Bivol goes into the fight ranked number 2 by the RING at light heavyweight.

Joe Smith Jr is currently ranked number 3 by the RING in the 175lb division.

Bivol vs Smith Jr form

Bivol remains undefeated as a professional.

In his last fight, he won against Umar Salamov on 11th December 2021 by unanimous decision in their WBA Super World Light Heavyweight championship fight at KRK “Uralets”, Ekaterinburg, Russia.

Previous to that, he had won against Craig Richards on 1st May 2021 by unanimous decision in their WBA Super World Light Heavyweight championship fight at Manchester Arena, Manchester, United Kingdom.

Going into that contest, he had beat Lenin Castillo on 12th October 2019 by unanimous decision in their WBA Super World Light Heavyweight championship fight at Wintrust Arena, Illinois, United States.

Before that, he had defeated Joe Smith Jr on 9th March 2019 by unanimous decision in their WBA World Light Heavyweight championship fight at Turning Stone Resort & Casino, New York.

He had won against Jean Pascal on 24th November 2018 by unanimous decision in their WBA World Light Heavyweight championship fight at Mark G. Etess Arena, Hard Rock Hotel & Casino, New Jersey.

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

In his last fight, he 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.

Hehad 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 recent activity, Joe Smith Jr has been fighting more than Dmitry Bivol.

Dmitry Bivol last fought 1 month and 18 days ago, while Joe Smith Jr's last outing was 14 days ago.

Bivol's last 5 fights have come over a period of 3 years, 2 months and 5 days, meaning he has been fighting on average every 7 months and 20 days. In those fights, he fought a total of 60 rounds, meaning that they have lasted 12 rounds on average.

Smith Jr's last 5 fights have come over a period of 2 years, 10 months and 20 days, meaning he has been fighting on average every 6 months and 30 days. In those fights, he fought a total of 52 rounds, meaning that they have lasted 10.4 rounds on average.

What were the odds on Bivol vs Smith Jr?

Joe Smith Jr is currently (+100) to win the bout outright, while you can get (+100) on Dmitry Bivol if you fancy the incredible upset.

Dmitry Bivol vs Joe Smith Jr news

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