Foxwoods Resort, Mashantucket, United States
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Who won Pedraza vs Smith?
Jose Pedraza beat Stephen Smith by unanimous decision in their 12 round contest on Saturday 16th April 2016 at Foxwoods Resort in Mashantucket.
The scorecards were announced as 116-111, 117-110, 116-111 in favor of winner Jose Pedraza.
The fight was scheduled to take place over 12 rounds in the Super Featherweight division, which meant the weight limit was 130 pounds (9.3 stone or 59 KG).
This contest was for the IBF super featherweight championship of the world.
Pedraza vs Smith stats
Jose Pedraza stepped into the ring with an undefeated record of 21 wins, zero loses and 0 draws, 12 of those wins coming by the way of knock out.
Stephen Smith made his way to the ring with a record of 23 wins, 1 loss and 0 draws, with 13 of those wins by knock out.
The stats suggested that Pedraza and Smith have similar power, both with a 57% knock out percentage.
Jose Pedraza was the younger man by 4 years, at 33 years old.
Pedraza had a height advantage of 2 inches over Smith. That also extended to a 4-inch reach advantage.
Both Jose Pedraza & Stephen Smith fought out of an orthodox stance.
Pedraza was arguably the less experienced fighter, having had 3 less fights, and made his debut in 2011, 2 year and 7 months later than Smith, whose first professional fight was in 2008. He had fought 96 more professional rounds, 260 to Smith's 164.
Pedraza vs Smith form
Jose Pedraza had beaten 4 of his last 5 opponents.
In his last fight leading up to this contest, he had won against Raymundo Beltran on 25th August 2018 by unanimous decision in their WBO World Lightweight championship fight at Gila River Arena, Arizona, United States.
Previous to that, he had been beaten by Gervonta ‘Tank’ Davis on 14th January 2017 by technical knockout in the 7th round in their IBF World Junior Lightweight championship fight at Barclays Center, New York.
Going into that contest, he had won against Stephen Smith on 16th April 2016 by unanimous decision in their IBF World Junior Lightweight championship fight at Foxwoods Resort, Mashantucket.
Before that, he had beat Edner Cherry on 3rd October 2015 by split decision in their IBF World Junior Lightweight championship fight at U.S. Bank Arena, Cincinnati.
He had defeated Andrey Klimov on 13th June 2015 by unanimous decision in their IBF World Junior Lightweight championship fight at Bartow Arena, Birmingham.
Pedraza's last 5 fights had come over a period of 7 years, 5 months and 16 days, meaning he had been fighting on average every 1 year, 5 months and 29 days. In those fights, he fought a total of 55 rounds, meaning that they had lasted 11 rounds on average.
Smith's last 3 fights had come over a period of 7 years, 8 months and 1 day, meaning he had been fighting on average every 2 years, 6 months and 22 days. In those fights, he fought a total of 18 rounds, meaning that they had lasted 6 rounds on average.
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