Current rankings @ Light Heavyweight
When is Kovalev vs Smith?
Sergey Kovalev could potentially square off against Callum Smith in Early 2024 in the United States.
The fight would be scheduled for 12 rounds in the Light Heavyweight division, which means the weight limit would be 175 pounds (12.5 stone or 79.4 KG).
Kovalev vs Smith stats
Sergey Kovalev would step into the ring with a record of 35 wins, 4 loses and 1 draw, 29 of those wins coming by the way of knock out.
Callum Smith would make his way to the ring with a record of 29 wins, 1 loss and 0 draws, with 21 of those wins by knock out.
The stats suggest Kovalev would have advantage in power over Smith, with a 83% knock out percentage over Smith's 72%.
Sergey Kovalev is the older man by 7 years, at 40 years old.
Smith has a height advantage of 3 inches over Kovalev. This also extends to a 6-inch reach advantage.
Both Sergey Kovalev & Callum Smith fight out of an orthodox stance.
Kovalev is currently the more experienced professional fighter, having had 10 more fights, and made his debut in 2009, 3 years and 3 months earlier than Smith, whose first professional fight was in 2012. He has fought 42 more professional rounds, 194 to Smith's 152.
Callum Smith is currently ranked number 1 by the WBC, 1 by the WBO, 12 by the IBF and 3 by the RING in the 175lb division.
Kovalev vs Smith form
Kovalev has beaten 3 of his last 5 opponents, stopping 1 of them, going the distance twice.
In his last fight, he defeated Tervel Pulev on 14th May 2022 by unanimous decision in their 10 round contest at Forum, California, United States.
Previous to that, he had been beaten by Canelo Alvarez on 2nd November 2019 by technical knockout in the 11th round in their WBO World Light heavyweight championship fight at MGM Grand Garden Arena, Las Vegas.
Going into that contest, he had defeated Anthony Yarde on 24th August 2019 by technical knockout in the 11th round in their WBO World Light heavyweight championship fight at Traktor Sport Palace, Chelyabinsk, Russia.
Before that, he had beat Eleider Alvarez on 2nd February 2019 by unanimous decision in their WBO World Light heavyweight championship fight at The Ford Center at The Star, Texas, United States.
He had lost to Eleider Alvarez on 4th August 2018 by technical knockout in the 7th round in their WBO World Light heavyweight championship fight at Hard Rock Hotel & Casino, New Jersey.
Smith has beaten 4 of his last 5 opponents, stopping 3 of them, going the distance once.
In his last fight, he won against Mathieu Bauderlique on 20th August 2022 by knockout in the 4th round in their WBA World Light Heavyweight championship fight at Jeddah Superdome, Jeddah, Saudi Arabia.
Previous to that, he had won against Lenin Castillo on 25th September 2021 by knockout in the 2nd round at Tottenham Hotspur Stadium, London, United Kingdom.
Going into that contest, he had been beaten by Canelo Alvarez on 19th December 2020 by unanimous decision in their WBC World Super Middleweight and WBA Super World Super Middleweight championship fight at Alamodome, Texas, United States.
Before that, he had beat John Ryder on 23rd November 2019 by unanimous decision in their WBA Super World Super Middleweight championship fight at Echo Arena, Liverpool, United Kingdom.
He had defeated Hassan N’Dam on 1st June 2019 by technical knockout in the 3rd round in their WBA Super World Super Middleweight championship fight at Madison Square Garden, New York, United States.
In terms of recent activity, Callum Smith has been fighting more than Sergey Kovalev.
Sergey Kovalev last fought 1 year, 8 months and 14 days ago, while Callum Smith's last outing was 1 year, 5 months and 8 days ago.
Kovalev's last 5 fights have come over a period of 5 years, 5 months and 24 days, meaning he has been fighting on average every 1 year, 1 month and 4 days. In those fights, he fought a total of 51 rounds, meaning that they have lasted 10.2 rounds on average.
Smith's last 5 fights have come over a period of 4 years, 7 months and 27 days, meaning he has been fighting on average every 11 months and 6 days. In those fights, he fought a total of 33 rounds, meaning that they have lasted 6.6 rounds on average.
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