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Dec 17 2016
Saturday

Forum, Inglewood, United States

12 round contest @ Light Heavyweight
55-7-2 
KO 8

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  • 66-67
  • 64-69
KO 8
22-1-0

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The tape

52
Age
27
6' 1" / 185 cm
Height
6' 0" / 183 cm
75.2" / 191 cm
Reach
76" / 193 cm
Orthodox (R)
Stance
Orthodox (R)

Tape record

UDSDUDUDMD
Form
TKOTKOUDTKOTKO
55
Wins
22
32
By KO
18
58
KO%
82
7
Loses
1
Draws
0
1988
Debut
2009

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Bernard Hopkins vs Joe Smith Jr report


Who won Hopkins vs Smith Jr?

Joe Smith Jr beat Bernard Hopkins by knockout in the 8th round on Saturday 17th December 2016 at Forum in Inglewood.

The fight was scheduled to take place over 12 rounds in the Light Heavyweight division, which meant the weight limit was 175 pounds (12.5 stone or 79.4 KG).

Hopkins vs Smith Jr stats

Back in December 2016, Bernard Hopkins stepped into the ring with a record of 55 wins, 7 loses and 2  draws, 32 of those wins coming by the way of knock out.

Joe Smith Jr made his way to the ring with a record of 22 wins, 1 loss and 0 draws, with 18 of those wins by knock out.

The stats suggested Smith Jr had a large advantage in power over Hopkins, boosting at 82% knock out percentage over Hopkins' 58%.

Bernard Hopkins was the older man by 25 years, at 52 years old.

Hopkins had a height advantage of 1 inch over Smith Jr. Despite this, Smith Jr had 1-inch reach advantage.

Both Bernard Hopkins & Joe Smith Jr fought out of an orthodox stance.

Hopkins was the more experienced professional fighter, having had 41 more fights, and made his debut in 1988, 21 years earlier than Smith Jr, whose first professional fight was in 2009. He had fought 358 more professional rounds, 514 to Smith Jr's 156.

Hopkins vs Smith Jr form

Bernard Hopkins had beaten 3 of his last 5 opponents.

In his last fight before this contest, he had lost to Sergey Kovalev on 8th November 2014 by unanimous decision in their WBA Super World Light Heavyweight, IBF World Light Heavyweight and WBO World Light heavyweight championship fight at Boardwalk Hall, Atlantic City, United States.

Previous to that, he had beat Beibut Shumenov on 19th April 2014 by split decision in their WBA Super World Light Heavyweight and IBF World Light Heavyweight championship fight at DC Armory, Washington.

Going into that contest, he had won against Karo Murat on 26th October 2013 by unanimous decision in their IBF World Light Heavyweight championship fight at Boardwalk Hall, Atlantic City.

Before that, he had beat Tavoris Cloud on 9th March 2013 by unanimous decision in their IBF World Light Heavyweight championship fight at Barclays Center, New York.

He had been beaten by Chad Dawson on 28th April 2012 by majority decision in their WBC World Light heavyweight championship fight at Boardwalk Hall, Atlantic City.

Smith Jr had won 5 of his most recent fights, stopping 4 of them, going the distance once.

In his last fight leading up to this contest, he had defeated Andrzej Fonfara on 18th June 2016 by technical knockout in the 1st round at UIC Pavilion, Chicago, United States.

Previous to that, he had defeated Fabiano Pena on 23rd April 2016 by technical knockout in the 2nd round at Paramount Theatre, Huntington.

Going into that contest, he had won against Will Rosinsky on 5th December 2015 by unanimous decision in their 10 round contest at Barclays Center, New York.

Before that, he had defeated Shujaa El Amin on 11th September 2015 by technical knockout in the 9th round at Paramount Theatre, Huntington.

He had beat Cory Cummings on 18th April 2015 by technical knockout in the 2nd round at Paramount Theatre, Huntington.

Activity check

In terms of activity leading into the fight, Joe Smith Jr had been fighting more than Bernard Hopkins.

Going to this contest, Bernard Hopkins had last fought 2 years, 1 month and 9 days ago, while Joe Smith Jr's last outing had been 5 months and 29 days ago.

Hopkins' last 5 fights had come over a period of 4 years, 7 months and 19 days, meaning he had been fighting on average every 11 months and 4 days. In those fights, he fought a total of 60 rounds, meaning that they had lasted 12 rounds on average.

Smith Jr's last 5 fights had come over a period of 1 year, 7 months and 29 days, meaning he had been fighting on average every 4 months and 1 day. In those fights, he fought a total of 24 rounds, meaning that they had lasted 4.8 rounds on average.

What time did Hopkins vs Smith Jr start?

The fighters were expected to ringwalk at around 11:00 PM EST / 8:00 PM PST at Forum, Inglewood, United States, which was around 4:00 AM GMT in the UK.

Who broadcast Hopkins vs Smith Jr?

Hopkins vs Smith Jr was broadcast on HBO in the US, while the fight was broadcast in the United Kingdom by BoxNation.

What were the odds on Hopkins vs Smith Jr?

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