Belts on The Line
Tape rankings @ Cruiserweight
Who won Glover vs Smith?
Chris Billam-Smith beat Craig Glover by technical knockout in the 5th round on Saturday 23rd November 2019 at Echo Arena in Liverpool.
The fight was scheduled to take place over 12 rounds in the Cruiserweight division, which meant the weight limit was 200 pounds (14.3 stone or 90.7 KG).
This fight appeared on the undercard of Callum Smith beating John Ryder for the WBA Super World Super Middleweight championship. Also, on the undercard James Tennyson defeated Craig Evans, Tom Farrell was defeated by Sean Dodd and Anthony Fowler beat Harry Scarff.
Glover vs Smith stats
Craig Glover stepped into the ring with a record of 10 wins, 2 loses and 0 draws, 8 of those wins coming by the way of knock out.
Chris Billam-Smith made his way to the ring with a record of 9 wins, 1 loss and 0 draws, with 8 of those wins by knock out.
The stats suggested Billam Smith had a slight advantage in power over Glover, with a 89% knock out percentage over Glover's 80%.
Craig Glover was the younger man by 1 year, at 30 years old.
Billam Smith had a height advantage of 3 inches over Glover.
Both Craig Glover & Chris Billam-Smith fought out of an orthodox stance.
Glover was arguably the more experienced fighter, having had 2 more fights, and made his debut in 2016, 1 year and 3 months earlier than Billam Smith, whose first professional fight was in 2017. He had fought 50 less professional rounds, 41 to Billam Smith's 91.
Glover vs Smith form
Billam Smith had beaten 4 of his last 5 opponents, stopping 3 of them, going the distance once.
In his last fight before this contest, he had defeated Vasil Ducar on 20th March 2021 by unanimous decision in their 10 round contest at Wembley (SSE) Arena, London, United Kingdom.
Previous to that, he had defeated Nathan Thorley on 7th August 2020 by technical knockout in the 2nd round in their CBC Commonwealth Cruiserweight championship fight at Matchroom Fight Camp, Essex.
Going into that contest, he had beat Craig Glover on 23rd November 2019 by technical knockout in the 5th round in their CBC Commonwealth Cruiserweight championship fight at Echo Arena, Liverpool.
Before that, he had been beaten by Richard Riakporhe on 20th July 2019 by split decision in their 10 round contest at O2 Arena, London.
He had won against Yassine Habachi on 10th May 2019 by technical knockout in the 3rd round at Nottingham Arena, Nottinghamshire.
Billam Smith's last 5 fights had come over a period of 3 years, 1 month and 18 days, meaning he had been fighting on average every 7 months and 17 days. In those fights, he fought a total of 30 rounds, meaning that they had lasted 6 rounds on average.
What time did Glover vs Smith start?
The fighters were expected to ringwalk at around 5:00 PM GMT at Echo Arena, Liverpool, United Kingdom, which was 12:00 PM EST or 9:00 AM PST on the West Coast of America.
Who broadcast Glover vs Smith?
Glover vs Smith was broadcast on Sky Sports Action in the UK.
What were the odds on Glover vs Smith?
Craig Glover was a 3/2 (+150) underdog going into the contest, while Chris Billam-Smith made his way into the ring at 53/100 (-188) with oddsmakers.