Autumn/Fall 2022
Potentially

in the United States

Potential contest @ Light Heavyweight
58-2-2
28-4-0

The tape

32
Age
33
5' 9" / 175 cm
Height
6' 0" / 183 cm
70.5" / 179 cm
Reach
N/A
Orthodox (R)
Stance
Orthodox (R)

Full record

UD 12UD 12KO 11TKO 8TKO 3
Form
TKO 2KO 9MD 12KO 9SD 10
58
Wins
28
39
By KO
22
67
KO%
79
2
Losses
4
0
Stopped
2
2
Draws
0
2005
Debut
2009
460
Pro rounds
146

Current rankings @ Light Heavyweight

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The Ring
6
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WBA
5
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WBC
4
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WBO
5
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IBF
5

Canelo Alvarez vs Joe Smith Jr preview

When is Canelo vs Smith Jr?

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

Canelo Alvarez would step into the ring with a record of 58 wins, 2 loses 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, 4 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 67%.

Canelo Alvarez is the younger man by 1 year, at 32 years old.

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

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

Canelo is currently the more experienced professional fighter, having had 30 more fights, and made his debut in 2005, 4 years earlier than Smith Jr, whose first professional fight was in 2009. He has fought 314 more professional rounds, 460 to Smith Jr's 146.

Joe Smith Jr is currently ranked number 5 by the WBA, 4 by the WBC, 5 by the WBO, 5 by the IBF and 6 by the RING in the 175lb division.

Canelo vs Smith Jr form

Canelo has beaten 4 of his last 5 opponents, stopping 3 of them, going the distance once.

In his last fight, he beat Gennady Golovkin on 17th September 2022 by unanimous decision in their The Ring Super Middleweight, WBC World Super Middleweight, WBA Super World Super Middleweight and IBF World Super Middleweight championship fight at T-Mobile Arena, Las Vegas, United States.

Previous to that, he had been beaten by Dmitry Bivol on 7th May 2022 by unanimous decision in their 12 round contest at T-Mobile Arena, Las Vegas.

Going into that contest, he had 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.

Before that, he had won against 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.

He had beat 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.

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

In his last fight, he lost to Artur Beterbiev on 18th June 2022 by technical knockout in the 2nd round in their WBC World Light heavyweight, IBF World Light heavyweight and WBO World Light heavyweight championship fight at Madison Square Garden Theater, New York, United States.

Previous to that, 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.

Going into that contest, 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.

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

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.

Activity check

In terms of recent activity, Canelo Alvarez has been fighting more than Joe Smith Jr.

Canelo Alvarez last fought 2 months and 22 days ago, while Joe Smith Jr's last outing was 5 months and 21 days ago.

Canelo's last 5 fights have come over a period of 1 year, 9 months and 12 days, meaning he has been fighting on average every 4 months and 10 days. In those fights, he fought a total of 46 rounds, meaning that they have lasted 9.2 rounds on average.

Smith Jr's last 5 fights have come over a period of 2 years, 10 months and 28 days, meaning he has been fighting on average every 7 months. In those fights, he fought a total of 42 rounds, meaning that they have lasted 8.4 rounds on average.

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