Belts on The Line
Current rankings @ Light Heavyweight
When is Smith Jr vs Johnson?
Joe Smith Jr could face the challenge of Callum Johnson in Autumn/Fall 2023 at Turning Stone Resort Casino in New York.
The fight would be contested over 12 rounds in the Light Heavyweight division, which means the weight limit would be 175 pounds (12.5 stone or 79.4 KG).
The contest would be for the WBO light heavyweight championship of the world.
Smith Jr vs Johnson 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.
Callum Johnson would make his way to the ring with a record of 20 wins, 1 loss and 0 draws, with 14 of those wins by knock out.
The stats suggest Smith Jr would have a slight advantage in power over Johnson, with a 79% knock out percentage over Johnson's 70%.
Joe Smith Jr is the younger man by 4 years, at 33 years old.
Both Joe Smith Jr & Callum Johnson fight out of an orthodox stance.
Smith Jr is currently the more experienced professional fighter, having had 11 more fights, and made his debut in 2009, 1 year and 1 month earlier than Johnson, whose first professional fight was in 2010. He has fought 73 more professional rounds, 146 to Johnson's 73.
Joe Smith Jr goes into the fight ranked number 5 by the WBA, 4 by the WBC, 5 by the WBO, 5 by the IBF and 6 by the RING at light heavyweight.
Callum Johnson is currently ranked number 8 by the WBC in the 175lb division.
Smith Jr vs Johnson 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 beat 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 won against 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 beat Eleider Alvarez on 22nd August 2020 by knockout in the 9th round at The Bubble, MGM Grand, Nevada.
He had defeated 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.
Johnson has beaten 4 of his last 5 opponents, stopping 3 of them, going the distance once.
In his last fight, he won against Server Emurlaev on 9th October 2021 by majority decision in their 10 round contest at Utilita Arena, West Midlands, United Kingdom.
Previous to that, he had won against Emil Markic on 24th April 2021 by technical knockout in the 2nd round at York Hall, London.
Going into that contest, he had defeated Sean Monaghan on 9th March 2019 by technical knockout in the 3rd round at Turning Stone Resort & Casino, New York, United States.
Before that, he had been beaten by Artur Beterbiev on 6th October 2018 by knockout in the 4th round in their IBF World Light heavyweight championship fight at Wintrust Arena, Chicago, Illionis.
He had beat Frank Buglioni on 24th March 2018 by technical knockout in the 1st round in their BBBOC British Light heavyweight championship fight at The O2 Arena, London, United Kingdom.
In terms of recent activity, Joe Smith Jr has been fighting more than Callum Johnson.
Joe Smith Jr last fought 5 months and 11 days ago, while Callum Johnson's last outing was 1 year, 1 month and 20 days ago.
Smith Jr's last 5 fights have come over a period of 2 years, 10 months and 18 days, meaning he has been fighting on average every 6 months and 29 days. In those fights, he fought a total of 42 rounds, meaning that they have lasted 8.4 rounds on average.
Johnson's last 5 fights have come over a period of 4 years, 8 months and 5 days, meaning he has been fighting on average every 11 months and 8 days. In those fights, he fought a total of 20 rounds, meaning that they have lasted 4 rounds on average.
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