Jan 15 2022
Saturday

Turning Stone Resort & Casino, New York, United States

12 rounds contest @ Light Heavyweight
Steve Geffrard
Geffrard
United States flag
27-3-0
KO 9
KO 9
18-2-0

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Belts on The Line

WBO World Light heavyweight Championship

The tape

32
Age
31
6' 0" / 183 cm
Height
6' 2" / 188 cm
N/A
Reach
N/A
Orthodox (R)
Stance
Orthodox (R)

Tape record

MDTKOSDUDKO
Form
UDTKOTKOTKOTKO
27
Wins
18
21
By KO
12
78
KO%
67
3
Loses
2
0
Draws
0
2009
Debut
2013

Tape rankings @ Light Heavyweight

3
The Ring
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WBA
-
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WBC
-
-
WBO
15
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IBF
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Joe Smith Jr vs Steve Geffrard report

Who won Smith Jr vs Geffrard?

Joe Smith Jr beat Steve Geffrard by knockout in the 9th round on Saturday 15th January 2022 at Turning Stone Resort & Casino in New York.

The fight was scheduled to take place over 12 rounds in the Light Heavyweight division, which meant the weight limit was 175 pounds (12.5 stone or 79.4 KG).

This contest was for the WBO light heavyweight championship of the world.

The undercard featured the clash of Nova vs Encarnacion.

Smith Jr vs Geffrard stats

Joe Smith Jr stepped into the ring with a record of 27 wins, 3 loses and 0 draws, 21 of those wins coming by the way of knock out.

Steve Geffrard made his way to the ring with a record of 18 wins, 2 loses and 0 draws, with 12 of those wins by knock out.

The stats suggested Smith Jr had advantage in power over Geffrard, with a 78% knock out percentage over Geffrard's 67%.

Joe Smith Jr was the older man by 1 year, at 32 years old.

Geffrard had a height advantage of 2 inches over Smith Jr.

Both Joe Smith Jr & Steve Geffrard fought out of an orthodox stance.

Smith Jr was the more experienced professional fighter, having had 10 more fights, and made his debut in 2009, 3 years and 3 months earlier than Geffrard, whose first professional fight was in 2013. He had fought 60 more professional rounds, 146 to Geffrard's 86.

Steve Geffrard was ranked number 15 by the WBO in the 175lb division.

Smith Jr vs Geffrard form

Smith Jr had beaten 3 of his last 5 opponents, stopping 1 of them, going the distance twice.

In his last fight leading up to this contest, he had won against Maksim Vlasov on 10th April 2021 by majority decision in their WBO World Light heavyweight championship fight at Osage Casino, Oklahoma, United States.

Previous to that, he had won against Eleider Alvarez on 22nd August 2020 by knockout in the 9th round at The Bubble, MGM Grand, Nevada.

Going into that contest, 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.

Before that, he had been beaten by Dmitry Bivol on 9th March 2019 by unanimous decision in their WBA World Light Heavyweight championship fight at Turning Stone Resort & Casino, New York.

He had lost to Sullivan Barrera on 15th July 2017 by unanimous decision in their 10 round contest at Forum, Inglewood.

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Smith Jr's last 5 fights had come over a period of 5 years, 1 month and 1 day, meaning he had been fighting on average every 1 year and 6 days. In those fights, he fought a total of 53 rounds, meaning that they had lasted 10.6 rounds on average.

What time did Smith Jr vs Geffrard start?

The fighters were expected to ringwalk at around 10:00 PM EST / 7:00 PM PST at Turning Stone Resort & Casino, New York, United States, which was around 3:00 AM GMT in the UK.

Who broadcast Smith Jr vs Geffrard?

The ESPN show is expected to begin at 10:00 PM EST / 7:00 PM PST. The Sky Sports Arena broadcast of the card is expected to start at 1:30 AM (BTS).

What were the odds on Smith Jr vs Geffrard?

Joe Smith Jr was a 3/50 (-1666) favourite going into the contest, while Steve Geffrard made his way into the ring at 7/1 (+700) with oddsmakers.

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