VS
Summer 2024
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in the United States

Potential contest @ Light Heavyweight
28-5-0
25-3-0

The tape

34
Age
32
6' 0" / 183 cm
Height
6' 0" / 183 cm
76" / 193 cm
Reach
72" / 183 cm
Orthodox (R)
Stance
Orthodox (R)

Full record

UD 10TKO 2KO 9MD 12KO 9
Form
TKO 3KO 2RTD 8KO 3KO 4
28
Wins
25
22
By KO
24
79
KO%
96
5
Losses
3
2
Stopped
2
0
Draws
0
2009
Debut
2015
156
Pro rounds
103

Current rankings @ Light Heavyweight

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The Ring
4
-
WBA
3
-
WBC
3
-
WBO
2
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IBF
4

Joe Smith Jr vs Anthony Yarde preview


When is Smith Jr vs Yarde?

Joe Smith Jr could square off against Anthony Yarde in Summer 2024 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, 5 losses, and 0 draws, 22 of those wins coming by way of knockout.

Anthony Yarde would make his way to the ring with a record of 25 wins, 3 losses and 0 draws, with 24 of those wins by knockout.

The stats suggest Yarde would have an advantage in power over Smith Jr, with a 96% knockout percentage compared to Smith Jr's 79%.

Joe Smith Jr is the older man by 2 years, at 34 years old.

Smith Jr has a 4-inch reach advantage.

Both Joe Smith Jr and Anthony Yarde fight out of an orthodox stance.

Smith Jr is currently the more experienced professional fighter, having had 5 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 53 more professional rounds, totaling 156 compared to Yarde's 103.

Anthony Yarde is currently ranked number 3 by the WBA, 3 by the WBC, 2 by the WBO, 4 by the IBF, and 4 by The Ring in the 175lb division.

Smith Jr vs Yarde form

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

In his last fight, he lost to Gilberto ‘Zurdo’ Ramirez on October 7, 2023, by unanimous decision in their 10 round contest at The Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas, Chelsea Ballroom, Las Vegas, United States.

Prior to that, he had been beaten by Artur Beterbiev on June 18, 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.

Going into that contest, he had won against Steve Geffrard on January 15, 2022, by knockout in the 9th round in their WBO World Light heavyweight championship fight at Turning Stone Resort & Casino, New York.

Before that, he had beaten Maksim Vlasov on April 10, 2021, by majority decision in their WBO World Light heavyweight championship fight at Osage Casino, Oklahoma.

He had defeated Eleider Alvarez on August 22, 2020, by knockout in the 9th round at The Bubble, MGM Grand, Nevada.

Anthony Yarde has stopped 4 of his last 5 opponents.

In his last fight, he won against Marko Nikolic on February 10, 2024, by technical knockout in the 3rd round at Copper Box Arena, Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park, Hackney Wick, United Kingdom.

Prior to that, he had won against Jorge Silva on September 23, 2023, by knockout in the 2nd round at Wembley Arena, Wembley.

Going into that contest, he had lost to Artur Beterbiev on January 28, 2023, by knockout in the 8th round in their IBF World Light Heavyweight, WBC World Light heavyweight and WBO World Light heavyweight championship fight at Wembley Arena, Wembley.

Before that, he had defeated Stefani Koykov on November 19, 2022, by knockout in the 3rd round at Telford International Centre, Telford.

He had beaten Lyndon Arthur on December 4, 2021, by knockout in the 4th round at Copper Box Arena, Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park, London.

Activity check

In terms of recent activity, Anthony Yarde has been fighting more than Joe Smith Jr.

Joe Smith Jr last fought 9 months and 19 days ago, while Anthony Yarde's last outing was 5 months and 16 days ago.

Smith Jr's last 5 fights have come over a period of 3 years, 11 months and 4 days, which means he has been fighting approximately every 9 months and 13 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, 7 months and 22 days, meaning he has been fighting on average every 6 months and 12 days. In those fights, he fought a total of 20 rounds, meaning that they have lasted 4 rounds on average.

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