Current rankings @ Light Heavyweight
When is Smith Jr vs Jacobs?
Joe Smith Jr could fight Daniel Jacobs in Early 2024 in the United States.
The fight would take place over 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 Jacobs 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.
Daniel Jacobs would make his way to the ring with a record of 37 wins, 4 loses and 0 draws, with 30 of those wins by knock out.
The stats suggest Jacobs would have a slight advantage in power over Smith Jr, with a 81% knock out percentage over Smith Jr's 79%.
Joe Smith Jr is the younger man by 2 years, at 34 years old.
Smith Jr has 3-inch reach advantage.
Both Joe Smith Jr & Daniel Jacobs fight out of an orthodox stance.
Smith Jr is currently the less experienced professional fighter, having had 9 less fights, and made his debut in 2009, 1 year and 10 months later than Jacobs, whose first professional fight was in 2007. He has fought 52 less professional rounds, 146 to Jacobs' 198.
Joe Smith Jr goes into the fight ranked number 14 by the WBO at light heavyweight.
Smith Jr vs Jacobs 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 won against 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 defeated Eleider Alvarez on 22nd August 2020 by knockout in the 9th round at The Bubble, MGM Grand, Nevada.
He had won against 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.
Jacobs has beaten 3 of his last 5 opponents, stopping 1 of them, going the distance twice.
In his last fight, he lost to John Ryder on 12th February 2022 by split decision in their 12 round contest at Alexandra Palace, London, United Kingdom.
Previous to that, he had defeated Gabriel Rosado on 27th November 2020 by split decision in their 12 round contest at Seminole Hard Rock Hotel and Casino, Florida, United States.
Going into that contest, he had beat Julio Cesar Chavez Jr on 20th December 2019 by technical knockout in the 5th round at Talking Stick Resort Arena, Phoenix.
Before that, he had been beaten by Canelo Alvarez on 4th May 2019 by unanimous decision in their IBF World Middleweight, WBA Super World Middleweight, WBC World Middleweight and The Ring Middleweight championship fight at T-Mobile Arena, Las Vegas.
He had won against Sergiy Derevyanchenko on 27th October 2018 by split decision in their IBF World Middleweight championship fight at Hulu Theater @ MSG, New York.
In terms of recent activity, Joe Smith Jr has been fighting more than Daniel Jacobs.
Joe Smith Jr last fought 1 year, 7 months and 10 days ago, while Daniel Jacobs' last outing was 1 year, 11 months and 16 days ago.
Smith Jr's last 5 fights have come over a period of 4 years and 17 days, meaning he has been fighting on average every 9 months and 22 days. In those fights, he fought a total of 42 rounds, meaning that they have lasted 8.4 rounds on average.
Jacobs' last 5 fights have come over a period of 5 years, 3 months and 1 day, meaning he has been fighting on average every 1 year and 18 days. In those fights, he fought a total of 53 rounds, meaning that they have lasted 10.6 rounds on average.
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