RuhrCongress, Bochum, Germany
Tape rankings @ Heavyweight
Who won Kabayel vs Smakici?
Agit Kabayel beat Agron Smakici by technical knockout in the 3rd round on Saturday 4th March 2023 at RuhrCongress in Bochum.
The fight was scheduled to take place over 12 rounds in the Heavyweight division, which meant there was no weight limit.
Kabayel vs Smakici stats
Back in March 2023, Agit Kabayel stepped into the ring with an undefeated record of 22 wins, zero loses and 0 draws, 14 of those wins coming by the way of knock out.
Agron Smakici made his way to the ring with a record of 19 wins, 1 loss and 0 draws, with 17 of those wins by knock out.
The stats suggested Smakici had a large advantage in power over Kabayel, boosting at 89% knock out percentage over Kabayel's 64%.
Agit Kabayel was the younger man by 3 years, at 30 years old.
Smakici had a height advantage of 3 inches over Kabayel.
Agit Kabayel fought out of the orthodox stance, while Agron Smakici was a southpaw.
Kabayel was the more experienced professional fighter, having had 2 more fights, and made his debut in 2011, 5 days later than Smakici, whose first professional fight was in 2011. He had fought 68 more professional rounds, 114 to Smakici's 46.
Agit Kabayel went into the fight ranked number 13 by the WBA, 11 by the WBO and 8 by the IBF at heavyweight.
Kabayel vs Smakici form
Kabayel remained undefeated as a professional, stopping 1 of his last 5 opponents.
In his last fight leading up to this contest, he had beat Kevin Johnson on 5th June 2021 by unanimous decision in their 12 round contest at Seebühne Elbauenpark, Sachsen-Anhalt, Germany.
Previous to that, he had beat Evgenios Lazaridis on 18th July 2020 by unanimous decision in their 10 round contest at Seebühne Elbauenpark, Sachsen-Anhalt.
Going into that contest, he had won against Andriy Rudenko on 2nd March 2019 by unanimous decision in their 12 round contest at Maritim Hotel, Sachsen-Anhalt.
Before that, he had beat Miljan Rovcanin on 21st April 2018 by technical knockout in the 3rd round at Estrel Convention Center, Berlin.
He had defeated Derek Chisora on 4th November 2017 by majority decision in their 12 round contest at Salle des Étoiles, Monte Carlo, Monaco.
Kabayel's last 5 fights had come over a period of 5 years and 4 months, meaning he had been fighting on average every 1 year and 24 days. In those fights, he fought a total of 49 rounds, meaning that they had lasted 9.8 rounds on average.
What time did Kabayel vs Smakici start?
The fighters were expected to ringwalk at around 9:00 PM UTC at RuhrCongress, Bochum, Germany, which was 4:00 PM EST or 1:00 PM PST on the West Coast of America, or 9:00 PM GMT in the UK.
What were the odds on Kabayel vs Smakici?
Agit Kabayel was a 2/11 (-560) favourite going into the contest, while Agron Smakici made his way into the ring at 7/2 (+350) with oddsmakers.