Belts on The Line
Current rankings @ Cruiserweight
When is McCarthy vs Billiam-Smith?
Tommy McCarthy could potentially square off against Chris Billam-Smith in Summer 2021 in the United Kingdom.
The fight would be scheduled for 12 rounds in the Cruiserweight division, which means the weight limit would be 200 pounds (14.3 stone or 90.7 KG).
McCarthy vs Billiam-Smith stats
Tommy McCarthy would step into the ring with a record of 17 wins, 2 loses and 0 draws, 8 of those wins coming by the way of knock out.
Chris Billam-Smith would make his way to the ring with a record of 12 wins, 1 loss and 0 draws, with 10 of those wins by knock out.
The stats suggest Billam Smith would have a massive power advantage over McCarthy, boosting at 83% knock out percentage over McCarthy's 47%.
Tommy McCarthy is the same age as Chris Billam-Smith, at 30 years old.
Billam Smith has a height advantage of 1 inch over McCarthy.
Both Tommy McCarthy & Chris Billam-Smith fight out of an orthodox stance.
McCarthy is currently the more experienced professional fighter, having had 6 more fights, and made his debut in 2014, 3 years and 3 months earlier than Billam Smith, whose first professional fight was in 2017. He has fought 51 more professional rounds, 110 to Billam Smith's 59.
Tommy McCarthy goes into the fight ranked number 10 by the WBA, 7 by the WBC and 5 by the IBF at cruiserweight.
Chris Billam-Smith is currently ranked number 11 by the WBA, 15 by the WBC and 13 by the IBF in the 200lb division.
McCarthy vs Billiam-Smith form
Tommy McCarthy has beaten 2 of his last 5 opponents.
In his last fight, he defeated Bilal Laggoune on 31st October 2020 by majority decision in their 12 round contest at Wembley (SSE) Arena, London, United Kingdom.
Previous to that, he had defeated Fabio Turchi on 11th October 2019 by split decision in their 12 round contest at PalaTrento, Trentino-Alto Adige, Italy.
Going into that contest, he had been beaten by Richard Riakporhe on 2nd March 2019 by technical knockout in the 4th round at East of England Arena, Cambridgeshire, United Kingdom.
Before that, he had lost to Matty Askin on 19th November 2016 by unanimous decision in their 12 round contest at Victoria Warehouse, Trafford Road, Lancashire.
He had been beaten by Matty Askin on 19th November 2016 by unanimous decision in their 12 round contest at Victoria Warehouse, Trafford Road, Manchester.
Billam Smith has beaten 4 of his last 5 opponents, stopping 3 of them, going the distance once.
In his last fight, he beat Vasil Ducar on 20th March 2021 by unanimous decision in their 10 round contest at Wembley (SSE) Arena, London, United Kingdom.
Previous to that, he had beat Nathan Thorley on 7th August 2020 by technical knockout in the 2nd round in their CBC Commonwealth Cruiserweight championship fight at Matchroom Fight Camp, Essex.
Going into that contest, he had won against Craig Glover on 23rd November 2019 by technical knockout in the 5th round in their CBC Commonwealth Cruiserweight championship fight at Echo Arena, Liverpool.
Before that, he had lost to Richard Riakporhe on 20th July 2019 by split decision in their 10 round contest at O2 Arena, London.
He had beat Yassine Habachi on 10th May 2019 by technical knockout in the 3rd round at Nottingham Arena, Nottinghamshire.
In terms of recent activity, Chris Billam-Smith has been fighting more than Tommy McCarthy.
Tommy McCarthy last fought 5 months and 23 days ago, while Chris Billam-Smith's last outing was 1 month and 3 days ago.
McCarthy's last 5 fights have come over a period of 4 years, 5 months and 4 days, meaning he has been fighting on average every 10 months and 19 days. In those fights, he fought a total of 52 rounds, meaning that they have lasted 10.4 rounds on average.
Billam Smith's last 5 fights have come over a period of 1 year, 11 months and 13 days, meaning he has been fighting on average every 4 months and 22 days. In those fights, he fought a total of 30 rounds, meaning that they have lasted 6 rounds on average.
What were the odds on McCarthy vs Billiam-Smith?
Chris Billam-Smith is currently (+100) to win the fight outright, while you can get (+100) on Tommy McCarthy if you fancy the incredible upset.