Current rankings @ Light Heavyweight
When is Smith Jr vs Yarde?
Joe Smith Jr could square off against Anthony Yarde in Autumn/Fall 2023 in the United States.
The fight would take place over 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 Yarde 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.
Anthony Yarde would make his way to the ring with a record of 23 wins, 2 loses and 0 draws, with 22 of those wins by knock out.
The stats suggest Yarde would have advantage in power over Smith Jr, with a 96% knock out percentage over Smith Jr's 79%.
Joe Smith Jr is the older man by 2 years, at 33 years old.
Both Joe Smith Jr & Anthony Yarde fight out of an orthodox stance.
Smith Jr is currently the more experienced professional fighter, having had 7 more fights, and made his debut in 2009, 5 years and 6 months earlier than Yarde, whose first professional fight was in 2015. He has fought 56 more professional rounds, 146 to Yarde's 90.
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.
Anthony Yarde is currently ranked number 9 by the WBA, 3 by the WBC, 1 by the WBO, 3 by the IBF and 8 by the RING in the 175lb division.
Smith Jr vs Yarde 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 won against 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 defeated Eleider Alvarez on 22nd August 2020 by knockout in the 9th round at The Bubble, MGM Grand, Nevada.
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.
Anthony Yarde has stopped 4 of his last 5 opponents.
In his last fight, he defeated Stefani Koykov on 19th November 2022 by knockout in the 3rd round at Telford International Centre, Telford, United Kingdom.
Previous to that, he had defeated Lyndon Arthur on 4th December 2021 by knockout in the 4th round at Copper Box Arena, Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park, London.
Going into that contest, he had beat Alex Theran on 28th August 2021 by knockout in the 1st round at Arena Birmingham, West Midlands.
Before that, he had been beaten by Lyndon Arthur on 5th December 2020 by split decision in their CBC Commonwealth Light Heavyweight championship fight at Church House, London.
He had won against Dec Spelman on 12th September 2020 by technical knockout in the 6th round at BT Sport Studio, London.
In terms of recent activity, Anthony Yarde has been fighting more than Joe Smith Jr.
Joe Smith Jr last fought 5 months and 13 days ago, while Anthony Yarde's last outing was 12 days ago.
Smith Jr's last 5 fights have come over a period of 2 years, 10 months and 20 days, meaning he has been fighting on average every 6 months and 30 days. In those fights, he fought a total of 42 rounds, meaning that they have lasted 8.4 rounds on average.
Yarde's last 5 fights have come over a period of 2 years, 2 months and 19 days, meaning he has been fighting on average every 5 months and 11 days. In those fights, he fought a total of 26 rounds, meaning that they have lasted 5.2 rounds on average.
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