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Gennady Golovkin vs Liam Smith preview
When is Golovkin vs Liam Smith?
Gennady Golovkin could face the challenge of Liam Smith in Late 2023 in the United Kingdom.
The fight would be contested over 12 rounds in the Middleweight division, which means the weight limit would be 160 pounds (11.4 stone or 72.6 KG).
Golovkin vs Liam Smith stats
Gennady Golovkin would step into the ring with a record of 42 wins, 2 loses and 1 draw, 37 of those wins coming by the way of knock out.
Liam Smith would make his way to the ring with a record of 33 wins, 3 loses and 1 draw, with 20 of those wins by knock out.
The stats suggest Golovkin would have a large advantage in power over Smith, boosting at 88% knock out percentage over Smith's 61%.
Gennady Golovkin is the older man by 7 years, at 41 years old.
Golovkin has a height advantage of 1 inch over Smith.
Both Gennady Golovkin & Liam Smith fight out of an orthodox stance.
Golovkin is currently the more experienced professional fighter, having had 8 more fights, and made his debut in 2006, 2 years and 5 months earlier than Smith, whose first professional fight was in 2008. He has fought 8 more professional rounds, 240 to Smith's 232.
Gennady Golovkin goes into the fight ranked number 1 by the WBC, 1 by the WBO and 1 by the RING at middleweight.
Liam Smith is currently ranked number 2 by the WBO and 5 by the RING in the 160lb division.
Golovkin vs Liam Smith form
Golovkin has beaten 4 of his last 5 opponents, stopping 3 of them, going the distance once.
In his last fight, he lost to Canelo Alvarez 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 beat Ryota Murata on 9th April 2022 by technical knockout in the 9th round in their WBA Super World Middleweight and IBF World Middleweight championship fight at Super Arena, Saitama, Japan.
Going into that contest, he had won against Kamil Szeremeta on 18th December 2020 by technical knockout in the 7th round in their IBF World Middleweight championship fight at Seminole Hard Rock Hotel and Casino, Florida, United States.
Before that, he had beat Sergiy Derevyanchenko on 5th October 2019 by unanimous decision in their IBF World Middleweight championship fight at Madison Square Garden, New York.
He had defeated Steve Rolls on 8th June 2019 by knockout in the 4th round at Madison Square Garden, New York.
Liam Smith has stopped 4 of his last 5 opponents.
In his last fight, he won against Chris Eubank Jr on 21st January 2023 by technical knockout in the 4th round at Manchester Arena, Manchester, United Kingdom.
Previous to that, he had won against Hassan Mwakinyo on 3rd September 2022 by technical knockout in the 4th round at Echo Arena, Liverpool.
Going into that contest, he had defeated Jessie Vargas on 30th April 2022 by technical knockout in the 10th round at Madison Square Garden, New York, United States.
Before that, he had beat Anthony Fowler on 9th October 2021 by technical knockout in the 8th round at Echo Arena, Merseyside, United Kingdom.
He had been beaten by Magomed Kurbanov on 7th May 2021 by unanimous decision in their 12 round contest at KRK “Uralets”, Ekaterinburg, Russia.
In terms of recent activity, Liam Smith has been fighting more than Gennady Golovkin.
Gennady Golovkin last fought 8 months and 25 days ago, while Liam Smith's last outing was 4 months and 21 days ago.
Golovkin's last 5 fights have come over a period of 4 years and 3 days, meaning he has been fighting on average every 9 months and 19 days. In those fights, he fought a total of 44 rounds, meaning that they have lasted 8.8 rounds on average.
Smith's last 5 fights have come over a period of 2 years, 1 month and 4 days, meaning he has been fighting on average every 5 months and 2 days. In those fights, he fought a total of 38 rounds, meaning that they have lasted 7.6 rounds on average.
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