Jan 15 2022
Saturday

Turning Stone Resort Casino, New York, United States

12 rounds contest @ Light Heavyweight
27-3-0

est. ringwalk:

2022-01-15T03:00:00Z ()

broadcast start time:

US - TBC / UK - N/A

20-1-0

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Belts on The Line

WBO World Light heavyweight Championship

The tape

32
Age
36
6' 0" / 183 cm
Height
6' 0" / 182 cm
N/A
Reach
72.8" / 185 cm
Orthodox (R)
Stance
Orthodox (R)

Full record

MD 12KO 9SD 10UD 12UD 10
Form
MD 10TKO 2TKO 3KO 4TKO 1
27
Wins
20
21
By KO
14
78
KO%
70
3
Losses
1
1
Stopped
1
0
Draws
0
2009
Debut
2010
135
Pro rounds
73

Current rankings @ Light Heavyweight

3
The Ring
-
-
WBA
-
-
WBC
-
-
WBO
7
-
IBF
6

Joe Smith Jr vs Callum Johnson preview

When is Smith Jr vs Johnson?

Joe Smith Jr will face the challenge of Callum Johnson on Saturday 15th January 2022 at Turning Stone Resort Casino in New York.

The fight will be contested over 12 rounds in the Light Heavyweight division, which means the weight limit will be 175 pounds (12.5 stone or 79.4 KG).

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

Smith Jr vs Johnson stats

Joe Smith Jr steps 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.

Callum Johnson will 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 has a slight advantage in power over Johnson, with a 78% knock out percentage over Johnson's 70%.

Joe Smith Jr is the younger man by 4 years, at 32 years old.

Both Joe Smith Jr & Callum Johnson fight out of an orthodox stance.

Smith Jr is the more experienced professional fighter, having had 9 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 62 more professional rounds, 135 to Johnson's 73.

Joe Smith Jr goes into the fight ranked number 3 by the RING at light heavyweight.

Callum Johnson is currently ranked number 7 by the WBO and 6 by the IBF in the 175lb division.

Smith Jr vs Johnson form

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

In his last fight, he beat 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 beat Eleider Alvarez on 22nd August 2020 by knockout in the 9th round at The Bubble, MGM Grand, Nevada.

Going into that contest, 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.

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.

Johnson has beaten 4 of his last 5 opponents, stopping 3 of them, going the distance once.

In his last fight, he beat 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 beat 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 won against 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.

Activity check

In terms of recent activity, Callum Johnson has been fighting more than Joe Smith Jr.

Joe Smith Jr last fought 7 months and 20 days ago, while Callum Johnson's last outing was 1 month and 21 days ago.

Smith Jr's last 5 fights have come over a period of 4 years, 4 months and 15 days, meaning he has been fighting on average every 10 months and 15 days. In those fights, he fought a total of 53 rounds, meaning that they have lasted 10.6 rounds on average.

Johnson's last 5 fights have come over a period of 3 years, 8 months and 6 days, meaning he has been fighting on average every 8 months and 26 days. In those fights, he fought a total of 20 rounds, meaning that they have lasted 4 rounds on average.

What time does Smith Jr vs Johnson start?

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

Who is showing Smith Jr vs Johnson?

Smith Jr vs Johnson will be broadcast on ESPN+ in the US.

How do you stream Smith Jr vs Johnson?

In the US you can stream Smith Jr vs Johnson via the ESPN+ app. This is a standalone service from regular ESPN, so you don’t need to be an existing TV subscriber. You can download the app for PC, Apple, Android, Fire TV, Roku, your Smart TV and many others.

1 month of ESPN+ is $6.99, 1 month (disney+/hulu) of ESPN+ is $13.99 and 1 year costs $69.99.

What were the odds on Smith Jr vs Johnson?

Callum Johnson is currently (+100) to win the clash outright, while you can get (+100) on Joe Smith Jr if you fancy the incredible upset.

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