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Magomed Kurbanov vs Liam Smith preview
When is Kurbanov vs Smith II?
Magomed Kurbanov could face the challenge of Liam Smith in Autumn/Fall 2023 in the United Kingdom.
The fight would be contested over 12 rounds in the Super Welterweight division, which means the weight limit would be 154 pounds (11 stone or 69.8 KG).
Kurbanov vs Smith II stats
Magomed Kurbanov would step into the ring with an undefeated record of 24 wins, zero loses and 0 draws, 13 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 Smith would have a slight advantage in power over Kurbanov, with a 61% knock out percentage over Kurbanov's 54%.
Magomed Kurbanov is the younger man by 7 years, at 27 years old.
Kurbanov has a height advantage of 1 inch over Smith.
Both Magomed Kurbanov & Liam Smith fight out of an orthodox stance.
Kurbanov is currently arguably the less experienced fighter, having had 13 less fights, and made his debut in , 14 years and 5 months earlier than Smith, whose first professional fight was in 2008. He has fought 67 less professional rounds, 165 to Smith's 232.
Magomed Kurbanov goes into the fight ranked number 5 by the WBA and 5 by the RING at super welterweight.
Liam Smith is currently ranked number 4 by the WBA, 1 by the WBC, 5 by the IBF and 6 by the RING in the 154lb division.
Kurbanov vs Smith II form
Kurbanov remains undefeated as a professional, stopping 2 of his last 5 opponents.
In his last fight, he beat Johan Gonzalez on 11th December 2022 by unanimous decision in their 10 round contest at DIVS, Ekaterinburg, Russia.
Previous to that, he had beat Patrick Teixeira on 9th July 2022 by unanimous decision in their 10 round contest at KRK “Uralets”, Ekaterinburg.
Going into that contest, he had won against Liam Smith on 7th May 2021 by unanimous decision in their 12 round contest at KRK “Uralets”, Ekaterinburg.
Before that, he had beat Dmitry Mikhaylenko on 7th November 2020 by technical knockout in the 2nd round at RCC Boxing Academy, Ekaterinburg.
He had defeated Ilya Ochkin on 22nd August 2020 by knockout in the 1st round at RCC Boxing Academy, Ekaterinburg.
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 Magomed Kurbanov.
Magomed Kurbanov last fought 3 months and 22 days ago, while Liam Smith's last outing was 2 months and 12 days ago.
Kurbanov's last 5 fights have come over a period of 2 years, 7 months and 11 days, meaning he has been fighting on average every 6 months and 9 days. In those fights, he fought a total of 35 rounds, meaning that they have lasted 7 rounds on average.
Smith's last 5 fights have come over a period of 1 year, 10 months and 26 days, meaning he has been fighting on average every 4 months and 19 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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