KRK "Uralets", Ekaterinburg, Russia
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Current rankings @ Super Welterweight
When is Kurbanov vs Smith?
Magomed Kurbanov will square off against Liam Smith on Saturday 8th May 2021 at KRK "Uralets" in Ekaterinburg.
The fight will take place over 12 rounds in the Super Welterweight division, which means the weight limit will be 154 pounds (11 stone or 69.8 KG).
Kurbanov vs Smith stats
Magomed Kurbanov steps into the ring with an undefeated record of 21 wins, zero loses and 0 draws, 13 of those wins coming by the way of knock out.
Liam Smith will make his way to the ring with a record of 29 wins, 2 loses and 1 draw, with 16 of those wins by knock out.
The stats suggest Kurbanov has a slight advantage in power over Smith, with a 62% knock out percentage over Smith's 55%.
Magomed Kurbanov is the younger man by 7 years, at 25 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 the less experienced professional fighter, having had 11 less fights, and made his debut in 2015, 6 year and 8 months later than Smith, whose first professional fight was in 2008. He has fought 61 less professional rounds, 133 to Smith's 194.
Magomed Kurbanov goes into the fight ranked number 5 by the WBA, 5 by the WBO and 15 by the IBF at super welterweight.
Liam Smith is currently ranked number 2 by the WBO in the 154lb division.
Kurbanov vs Smith form
Kurbanov remains undefeated as a professional, stopping 1 of his last 5 opponents.
In his last fight, he won against Ismail Iliev on 7th March 2020 by unanimous decision in their 10 round contest at RCC Boxing Academy, Ekaterinburg, Russia.
Previous to that, he had won against Diego Gabriel Chaves on 2nd November 2019 by unanimous decision in their 12 round contest at RCC Boxing Academy, Ekaterinburg.
Going into that contest, he had beat Juan Rodriguez on 13th October 2018 by unanimous decision in their 10 round contest at Ekaterinburg Expo, Ekaterinburg.
Before that, he had defeated Charles Manyuchi on 19th August 2018 by unanimous decision in their 10 round contest at DIVS, Ekaterinburg.
He had won against Akinori Watanabe on 15th December 2017 by technical knockout in the 8th round at DIVS, Ekaterinburg, Russia.
Smith has beaten 4 of his last 5 opponents, stopping 2 of them, going the distance twice.
In his last fight, he defeated Roberto Garcia on 20th December 2019 by unanimous decision in their 10 round contest at Talking Stick Resort Arena, Arizona, United States.
Previous to that, he had defeated Mario Alberto Lozano on 24th August 2019 by technical knockout in the 7th round at Centro de Usos Multiples, Sonora, Mexico.
Going into that contest, he had beat Sam Eggington on 30th March 2019 by technical knockout in the 5th round at Echo Arena, Liverpool, United Kingdom.
Before that, he had been beaten by Jaime Munguia on 21st July 2018 by unanimous decision in their WBO World Junior Middleweight championship fight at Hard Rock Hotel and Casino, Nevada, United States.
He had won against Liam Williams on 11th November 2017 by majority decision in their 12 round contest at Metro Radio Arena, Newcastle, United Kingdom.
In terms of recent activity, Magomed Kurbanov has been fighting more than Liam Smith.
Magomed Kurbanov last fought 1 year, 1 month and 16 days ago, while Liam Smith's last outing was 1 year, 4 months and 3 days ago.
Kurbanov's last 5 fights have come over a period of 3 years, 4 months and 8 days, meaning he has been fighting on average every 8 months and 2 days. In those fights, he fought a total of 50 rounds, meaning that they have lasted 10 rounds on average.
Smith's last 5 fights have come over a period of 3 years, 5 months and 12 days, meaning he has been fighting on average every 8 months and 8 days. In those fights, he fought a total of 46 rounds, meaning that they have lasted 9.2 rounds on average.
What time does Kurbanov vs Smith start?
The fighters are expected to ringwalk at around 7:00 PM UTC at KRK "Uralets", Ekaterinburg, Russia, which is 3:00 PM EST or 12:00 PM PST on the West Coast of America, or 8:00 PM BST in the UK.
What are the odds on Kurbanov vs Smith?
Liam Smith is currently 10/11 (-109) to win the bout outright, while you can get 10/11 (-109) on Magomed Kurbanov if you fancy the incredible upset.