Tape rankings @ Super Welterweight
Who won Lejarraga vs Smith?
Kerman Lejarraga beat Jez Smith by knockout in the 7th round on Friday 23rd April 2021 at Palau Olímpic Vall d'Hebron in Cataluña.
The fight was scheduled to take place over 10 rounds in the Super Welterweight division, which meant the weight limit was 154 pounds (11 stone or 69.8 KG).
This fight appeared on the undercard of Sandor Martin beating Kay Prospere. Also, on the undercard Andoni Gago beat Gavin McDonnell.
Lejarraga vs Smith stats
Kerman Lejarraga stepped into the ring with a record of 31 wins, 2 loses and 0 draws, 24 of those wins coming by the way of knock out.
Jez Smith made his way to the ring with a record of 12 wins, 2 loses and 1 draw, with 5 of those wins by knock out.
The stats suggested Lejarraga had a massive power advantage over Smith, boosting at 77% knock out percentage over Smith's 42%.
Kerman Lejarraga was the older man by 29 years, at 29 years old.
Smith had a height advantage of 2 inches over Lejarraga.
Both Kerman Lejarraga & Jez Smith fought out of an orthodox stance.
Lejarraga was arguably the more experienced fighter, having had 18 more fights, and made his debut in 2013, 7 year and 11 months later than Smith, whose first professional fight was in . He had fought 79 more professional rounds, 151 to Smith's 72.
Kerman Lejarraga went into the fight ranked number 7 by the WBA at super welterweight.
Lejarraga vs Smith form
Lejarraga had beaten 3 of his last 5 opponents, stopping 2 of them, going the distance once.
In his last fight leading up to this contest, he had won against Tyrone Nurse on 8th August 2020 by points in the 10th round at Plaza de Toros de Puerto Banus, Andalucía, Spain.
Previous to that, he had won against Anderson Clayton on 30th November 2019 by knockout in the 1st round at Pabellón de la Vall d'Hebron, Cataluña.
Going into that contest, he had been beaten by David Avanesyan on 28th September 2019 by technical knockout in the 1st round at Bilbao Arena, País Vasco.
Before that, he had lost to David Avanesyan on 30th March 2019 by technical knockout in the 9th round at Bilbao Arena, País Vasco.
He had beat Frankie Gavin on 17th November 2018 by technical knockout in the 4th round at BEC Bizkaia Arena, País Vasco.
Lejarraga's last 5 fights had come over a period of 2 years, 5 months and 24 days, meaning he had been fighting on average every 6 months. In those fights, he fought a total of 25 rounds, meaning that they had lasted 5 rounds on average.
What time did Lejarraga vs Smith start?
The fighters were expected to ringwalk at around 7:30 PM UTC at Palau Olímpic Vall d'Hebron, Cataluña, Spain, which was 3:30 PM EST or 12:30 PM PST on the West Coast of America, or 8:30 PM BST in the UK.
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What were the odds on Lejarraga vs Smith?
Kerman Lejarraga was a (+100) underdog going into the contest, while Jez Smith made his way into the ring at (+100) with oddsmakers.