Apr 10 2021
Saturday

Osage Casino, Oklahoma, United States

12 rounds contest @ Light Heavyweight
26-3-0
MD 12

Score cards

  • 115-112
  • 115-113
  • 114-114
MD 12
45-3-0

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Belts on The Line

WBO World Light heavyweight Championship

The tape

32
Age
35
6' 0" / 183 cm
Height
6' 4" / 192 cm
N/A
Reach
76.4" / 194 cm
Orthodox (R)
Stance
Orthodox (R)

Tape record

TKOSDUDKOUD
Form
UDUDTKOUDTKO
26
Wins
45
21
By KO
26
81
KO%
58
3
Loses
3
0
Draws
0
2009
Debut
2005

Tape rankings @ Light Heavyweight

4
The Ring
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WBA
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WBC
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1
WBO
2
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IBF
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Joe Smith Jr vs Maksim Vlasov report

Who won Smith Jr vs Vlasov?

Joe Smith Jr beat Maksim Vlasov by majority decision in their 12 round contest on Saturday 10th April 2021 at Osage Casino in Oklahoma.

The scorecards were announced as 115-112, 115-113, 114-114 in favor of winner Joe Smith Jr.

The fight was scheduled to take place over 12 rounds in the Light Heavyweight division, which meant the weight limit was 175 pounds (12.5 stone or 79.4 KG).

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

Also, on the undercard Efe Ajagba beat Brian Howard and Jared Anderson defeated Jeremiah Karpency.

Smith Jr vs Vlasov stats

Joe Smith Jr stepped 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 made 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 suggested Smith Jr had a large advantage in power over Vlasov, boosting at 81% knock out percentage over Vlasov's 58%.

Joe Smith Jr was the younger man by 3 years, at 32 years old.

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

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

Smith Jr was 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 had fought 159 less professional rounds, 144 to Vlasov's 303.

Joe Smith Jr went into the fight ranked number 1 by the WBO at light heavyweight.

Maksim Vlasov was ranked number 2 by the WBO in the 175lb division.

Smith Jr vs Vlasov form

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

In his last fight leading up to this contest, he had defeated 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 defeated Eleider Alvarez on 22nd August 2020 by knockout in the 9th round at The Bubble, MGM Grand, Nevada.

Going into that contest, 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.

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.

Maksim Vlasov had stopped 3 of his last 5 opponents.

In his last fight before this contest, he had lost to Joe Smith Jr 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 won against Omar Garcia on 19th May 2019 by technical knockout in the 4th round at Cortesia, Krasnodar, Russia.

Going into that contest, 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.

Before that, he had beat Olanrewaju Durodola on 3rd February 2018 by technical knockout in the 10th round at Bolshoy Ice Dome, Adler, Russia.

Hehad defeated Vikapita Meroro on 21st December 2017 by knockout in the 1st round at Krylia Sovetov, Moscow.

Activity check

In terms of activity leading into the fight, Maksim Vlasov had been fighting more than Joe Smith Jr.

Going to this contest, Joe Smith Jr had last fought 1 year, 1 month and 12 days ago, while Maksim Vlasov's last outing had been 1 year, 1 month and 12 days ago.

Smith Jr's last 5 fights had come over a period of 4 years, 10 months and 7 days, meaning he had been fighting on average every 11 months and 20 days. In those fights, he fought a total of 53 rounds, meaning that they had lasted 10.6 rounds on average.

Vlasov's last 5 fights had come over a period of 4 years, 5 months and 1 day, meaning he had been fighting on average every 10 months and 18 days. In those fights, he fought a total of 39 rounds, meaning that they had lasted 7.8 rounds on average.

What time did Smith Jr vs Vlasov start?

The fighters were expected to ringwalk at around 10:00 PM EST / 7:00 PM PST at Osage Casino, Oklahoma, United States, which was around 3:00 AM BST in the UK.

Who broadcast Smith Jr vs Vlasov?

The ESPN show is expected to begin at 10:00 PM EST / 7:00 PM PST. The Premier Sports broadcast of the card is expected to start at 3:00 AM (BTS).

What were the odds on Smith Jr vs Vlasov?

Joe Smith Jr was a 29/100 (-344) favourite going into the contest, while Maksim Vlasov made his way into the ring at 5/2 (+250) with oddsmakers.

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