Autumn/Fall 2022
Potentially

in the United States

Potential contest @ Light Heavyweight
57-1-2
28-3-0

Belts on The Line

WBO World Light heavyweight

The tape

31
Age
32
5' 9" / 175 cm
Height
6' 0" / 183 cm
70.5" / 179 cm
Reach
N/A
Orthodox (R)
Stance
Orthodox (R)

Full record

KO 11TKO 8TKO 3UD 12TKO 11
Form
KO 9MD 12KO 9SD 10UD 12
57
Wins
28
39
By KO
22
68
KO%
79
1
Losses
3
0
Stopped
1
2
Draws
0
2005
Debut
2009
436
Pro rounds
144

Current rankings @ Light Heavyweight

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

Saul ‘Canelo’ Alvarez vs Joe Smith Jr preview

When is Canelo vs Smith Jr?

Saul ‘Canelo’ Alvarez could face the challenge of Joe Smith Jr in Autumn/Fall 2022 in the United States.

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

Canelo vs Smith Jr stats

Saul ‘Canelo’ Alvarez would step into the ring with a record of 57 wins, 1 loss and 2 draws, 39 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 advantage in power over Canelo, with a 79% knock out percentage over Canelo's 68%.

Saul ‘Canelo’ Alvarez is the younger man by 1 year, at 31 years old.

Smith Jr has a height advantage of 3 inches over Canelo.

Both Saul ‘Canelo’ Alvarez & Joe Smith Jr fight out of an orthodox stance.

Canelo is currently the more experienced professional fighter, having had 29 more fights, and made his debut in 2005, 4 years earlier than Smith Jr, whose first professional fight was in 2009. He has fought 292 more professional rounds, 436 to Smith Jr's 144.

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

Canelo vs Smith Jr form

Canelo has won 5 of his most recent fights, stopping 4 of them, going the distance once.

In his last fight, he beat Caleb Plant on 6th November 2021 by knockout in the 11th round in their WBC World Super Middleweight, WBA Super World Super Middleweight, IBF World Super Middleweight and WBO World Super Middleweight championship fight at MGM Grand, Grand Garden Arena, Nevada, United States.

Previous to that, he had beat Billy Joe Saunders on 8th May 2021 by technical knockout in the 8th round in their WBC World Super Middleweight, WBA Super World Super Middleweight, WBO World Super Middleweight and The Ring Super Middleweight championship fight at AT&T Stadium, Arlington.

Going into that contest, he had won against Avni Yildirim on 27th February 2021 by technical knockout in the 3rd round in their WBC World Super Middleweight, WBA Super World Super Middleweight and The Ring Super Middleweight championship fight at Hard Rock Stadium, Florida.

Before that, he had beat Callum Smith on 19th December 2020 by unanimous decision in their WBC World Super Middleweight and WBA Super World Super Middleweight championship fight at Alamodome, Texas.

He had defeated Sergey Kovalev 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.

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

In his last fight, he won against 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 won against 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 defeated Eleider Alvarez on 22nd August 2020 by knockout in the 9th round at The Bubble, MGM Grand, Nevada.

Before that, he had beat 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, Saul ‘Canelo’ Alvarez has been fighting more than Joe Smith Jr.

Saul ‘Canelo’ Alvarez last fought 2 months and 23 days ago, while Joe Smith Jr's last outing was 14 days ago.

Canelo's last 5 fights have come over a period of 2 years, 2 months and 27 days, meaning he has been fighting on average 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.

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 Canelo vs Smith Jr?

Joe Smith Jr is currently (+100) to win the clash outright, while you can get (+100) on Saul ‘Canelo’ Alvarez if you fancy the incredible upset.

Saul ‘Canelo’ Alvarez vs Joe Smith Jr news

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