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Joe Smith Jr vs Lyndon Arthur preview
When is Smith Jr vs Arthur?
Joe Smith Jr could potentially square off against Lyndon Arthur in Autumn/Fall 2023 in the United States.
The fight would be scheduled for 12 rounds in the Light Heavyweight division, which means the weight limit would be 175 pounds (12.5 stone or 79.4 KG).
Smith Jr vs Arthur stats
Joe Smith Jr would step into the ring with a record of 28 wins, 4 loses and 0 draws, 22 of those wins coming by the way of knock out.
Lyndon Arthur would make his way to the ring with a record of 21 wins, 1 loss and 0 draws, with 15 of those wins by knock out.
The stats suggest Smith Jr would have a slight advantage in power over Arthur, with a 79% knock out percentage over Arthur's 71%.
Joe Smith Jr is the older man by 2 years, at 33 years old.
Arthur has a height advantage of 2 inches over Smith Jr.
Both Joe Smith Jr & Lyndon Arthur fight out of an orthodox stance.
Smith Jr is currently the more experienced professional fighter, having had 10 more fights, and made his debut in 2009, 6 years and 10 months earlier than Arthur, whose first professional fight was in 2016. He has fought 51 more professional rounds, 146 to Arthur's 95.
Joe Smith Jr goes into the fight ranked number 5 by the WBA, 4 by the WBC, 4 by the WBO, 4 by the IBF and 5 by the RING at light heavyweight.
Lyndon Arthur is currently ranked number 12 by the WBA and 11 by the WBO in the 175lb division.
Smith Jr vs Arthur form
Smith Jr has beaten 4 of his last 5 opponents, stopping 2 of them, going the distance twice.
In his last fight, he lost to Artur Beterbiev on 18th June 2022 by technical knockout in the 2nd round in their WBC World Light heavyweight, IBF World Light heavyweight and WBO World Light heavyweight championship fight at Madison Square Garden Theater, New York, United States.
Previous to that, he had defeated Steve Geffrard on 15th January 2022 by knockout in the 9th round in their WBO World Light heavyweight championship fight at Turning Stone Resort & Casino, New York.
Going into that contest, he had beat Maksim Vlasov on 10th April 2021 by majority decision in their WBO World Light heavyweight championship fight at Osage Casino, Oklahoma.
Before that, he had won against Eleider Alvarez on 22nd August 2020 by knockout in the 9th round at The Bubble, MGM Grand, Nevada.
He had beat Jesse Hart on 11th January 2020 by split decision in their 10 round contest at Mark G. Etess Arena, Hard Rock Hotel & Casino, New Jersey.
Arthur has beaten 4 of his last 5 opponents, stopping 3 of them, going the distance once.
In his last fight, he defeated Joel McIntyre on 2nd December 2022 by technical knockout in the 2nd round at Newcastle Arena, Newcastle, United Kingdom.
Previous to that, he had defeated Walter Gabriel Sequeira on 17th September 2022 by technical knockout in the 6th round at Bolton Whites Hotel (De Vere Whites), Bolton.
Going into that contest, he had been beaten by Anthony Yarde on 4th December 2021 by knockout in the 4th round at Copper Box Arena, Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park, London.
Before that, he had won against Davide Faraci on 10th July 2021 by technical knockout in the 9th round at Royal Albert Hall, London.
He had defeated Anthony Yarde on 5th December 2020 by split decision in their CBC Commonwealth Light Heavyweight championship fight at Church House, London.
In terms of recent activity, Lyndon Arthur has been fighting more than Joe Smith Jr.
Joe Smith Jr last fought 9 months and 2 days ago, while Lyndon Arthur's last outing was 3 months and 18 days ago.
Smith Jr's last 5 fights have come over a period of 3 years, 2 months and 9 days, meaning he has been fighting on average every 7 months and 20 days. In those fights, he fought a total of 42 rounds, meaning that they have lasted 8.4 rounds on average.
Arthur's last 5 fights have come over a period of 2 years, 3 months and 15 days, meaning he has been fighting on average every 5 months and 16 days. In those fights, he fought a total of 33 rounds, meaning that they have lasted 6.6 rounds on average.
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