Feb 13 2021
Saturday

The Bubble, MGM Grand, Las Vegas, United States

12 rounds contest
@ Light Heavyweight
26-3-0

est. ringwalk:

2021-02-14T03:00:00Z ()

broadcast start time:

UK - TBA / US - TBA EST

45-3-0

Belts on The Line

Vacant WBO World Light heavyweight Championship

The tape

31
Age
34
6' 0" / 183 cm
Height
6' 4" / 192 cm
N/A
Reach
76.4"
Orthodox (R)
Stance
Orthodox (R)

Full record

KO 9SD 10UD 12UD 10KO 8
Form
TKO 4UD 12TKO 10KO 1TKO 9
26
Wins
45
21
By KO
26
81
KO%
58
3
Losses
3
1
Stopped
0
0
Draws
0
2009
Debut
2005
123
Pro rounds
281

Current rankings @ Light Heavyweight

4
The Ring
-
-
WBA
-
-
WBC
-
1
WBO
-
-
IBF
-

Joe Smith Jr vs Maksim Vlasov preview

When is Smith Jr vs Vlasov?

Joe Smith Jr is set to square off against Maksim Vlasov on Saturday 13th February 2021 at The Bubble, MGM Grand in Las Vegas.

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

Smith Jr vs Vlasov stats

Joe Smith Jr steps into the ring with a record of 26 wins, 3 loses and 0 draws, 21 of those wins coming by the way of knock out.

Maksim Vlasov will make his way to the ring with a record of 45 wins, 3 loses and 0 draws, with 26 of those wins by knock out.

The stats suggest Smith Jr has a large advantage in power over Vlasov, boosting at 81% knock out percentage over Vlasov's 58%.

Joe Smith Jr is the younger man by 3 years, at 31 years old.

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

Both Joe Smith Jr & Maksim Vlasov fight out of an orthodox stance.

Smith Jr is the less experienced professional fighter, having had 19 less fights, and made his debut in 2009, 4 year and 6 months later than Vlasov, whose first professional fight was in 2005. He has fought 158 less professional rounds, 123 to Vlasov's 281.

Joe Smith Jr goes into the fight ranked number 1 by the WBO and 4 by the RING in the 175lb division.

Smith Jr vs Vlasov form

Smith Jr has beaten 3 of his last 5 opponents, stopping 2 of them, going the distance once.

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

Previous to that, 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.

Going into that contest, 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.

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

He had beat Bernard Hopkins on 17th December 2016 by knockout in the 8th round at Forum, Inglewood.

Maksim Vlasov has stopped 4 of his last 5 opponents.

In his last fight, he won against Omar Garcia on 19th May 2019 by technical knockout in the 4th round at Cortesia, Krasnodar, Russia.

Previous to that, he had been beaten by Krzysztof Glowacki on 10th November 2018 by unanimous decision in their 12 round contest at UIC Pavilion, Illinois, United States.

Going into that contest, he had won against Olanrewaju Durodola on 3rd February 2018 by technical knockout in the 10th round at Bolshoy Ice Dome, Adler, Russia.

Before that, he had beat Vikapita Meroro on 21st December 2017 by knockout in the 1st round at Krylia Sovetov, Moscow.

He had defeated Denton Daley on 7th September 2017 by technical knockout in the 9th round at Kristall Ice Palace, Saratov.

Activity check

In terms of recent activity, Maksim Vlasov has been fighting more than Joe Smith Jr.

Joe Smith Jr last fought 5 months and 4 days ago, while Maksim Vlasov's last outing was 1 year, 8 months and 7 days ago.

Smith Jr's last 5 fights have come over a period of 3 years, 8 months and 5 days, meaning he has been fighting on average every 11 months and 2 days. In those fights, he fought a total of 49 rounds, meaning that they have lasted 9.8 rounds on average.

Vlasov's last 5 fights have come over a period of 1 year, 8 months and 12 days, meaning he has been fighting on average every 5 months and 3 days. In those fights, he fought a total of 36 rounds, meaning that they have lasted 7.2 rounds on average.

What time does Smith Jr vs Vlasov start?

The fighters are expected to ringwalk at around 10:00 pm EST / 7:00 pm PST at The Bubble, MGM Grand, Las Vegas, United States, which is around 3:00 am GMT in the UK.

Who is showing Smith Jr vs Vlasov?

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

How do you stream Smith Jr vs Vlasov?

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What are the odds on Smith Jr vs Vlasov

Joe Smith Jr is currently 2/7 (-344) to win the fight outright, while you can get 5/2 (+250) on Maksim Vlasov if you fancy the upset.

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