Autumn/Fall 2023
Potentially

in the United States

Potential contest @ Light Heavyweight
28-4-0
26-2-0

The tape

33
Age
28
6' 0" / 183 cm
Height
6' 4" / 192 cm
N/A
Reach
76" / 193 cm
Orthodox (R)
Stance
Orthodox (R)

Full record

TKO 2KO 9MD 12KO 9SD 10
Form
UD 12KO 3UD 10KO 2
28
Wins
26
22
By KO
19
79
KO%
73
4
Losses
2
2
Stopped
0
0
Draws
0
2009
Debut
2012
146
Pro rounds
161

Current rankings @ Light Heavyweight

6
The Ring
-
6
WBA
-
4
WBC
-
6
WBO
-
7
IBF
-

Joe Smith Jr vs Umar Salamov preview

When is Smith Jr vs Salamov?

Joe Smith Jr could face Umar Salamov 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 Salamov 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.

Umar Salamov would make his way to the ring with a record of 26 wins, 2 loses and 0 draws, with 19 of those wins by knock out.

The stats suggest Smith Jr would have a slight advantage in power over Salamov, with a 79% knock out percentage over Salamov's 73%.

Joe Smith Jr is the older man by 5 years, at 33 years old.

Salamov has a height advantage of 4 inches over Smith Jr.

Both Joe Smith Jr & Umar Salamov fight out of an orthodox stance.

Smith Jr is currently arguably the more experienced fighter, having had 4 more fights, and made his debut in 2009, 3 years and 1 month earlier than Salamov, whose first professional fight was in 2012. He has fought 15 less professional rounds, 146 to Salamov's 161.

Joe Smith Jr goes into the fight ranked number 6 by the WBA, 4 by the WBC, 6 by the WBO, 7 by the IBF and 6 by the RING at light heavyweight.

Smith Jr vs Salamov 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.

Activity check

Smith Jr's last 5 fights have come over a period of 2 years, 8 months and 17 days, meaning he has been fighting on average every 6 months and 17 days. In those fights, he fought a total of 42 rounds, meaning that they have lasted 8.4 rounds on average.

Salamov's last 4 fights have come over a period of 4 years and 23 days, meaning he has been fighting on average every 1 year and 6 days. In those fights, he fought a total of 27 rounds, meaning that they have lasted 6.8 rounds on average.

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