Summer 2022
Potentially

in the United States

Potential contest @ Light Heavyweight
28-3-0
22-2-0

Belts on The Line

WBO World Light heavyweight

The tape

32
Age
30
6' 0" / 183 cm
Height
6' 0" / 183 cm
N/A
Reach
72" / 183 cm
Orthodox (R)
Stance
Orthodox (R)

Full record

KO 9MD 12KO 9SD 10UD 12
Form
KO 4KO 1SD 12TKO 6TKO 2
28
Wins
22
22
By KO
21
79
KO%
95
3
Losses
2
1
Stopped
1
0
Draws
0
2009
Debut
2015
144
Pro rounds
87

Current rankings @ Light Heavyweight

3
The Ring
-
-
WBA
-
-
WBC
3
-
WBO
1
-
IBF
3

Joe Smith Jr vs Anthony Yarde preview

When is Smith Jr vs Yarde?

Joe Smith Jr could square off against Anthony Yarde in Summer 2022 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, 3 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 22 wins, 2 loses and 0 draws, with 21 of those wins by knock out.

The stats suggest Yarde would have advantage in power over Smith Jr, with a 95% knock out percentage over Smith Jr's 79%.

Joe Smith Jr is the older man by 2 years, at 32 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 57 more professional rounds, 144 to Yarde's 87.

Joe Smith Jr goes into the fight ranked number 3 by the RING at light heavyweight.

Anthony Yarde is currently ranked number 3 by the WBC, 1 by the WBO and 3 by the IBF 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 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, United States.

Previous to that, he had won against Maksim Vlasov on 10th April 2021 by majority decision in their WBO World Light heavyweight championship fight at Osage Casino, Oklahoma.

Going into that contest, he had beat Eleider Alvarez on 22nd August 2020 by knockout in the 9th round at The Bubble, MGM Grand, Nevada.

Before 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.

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.

Anthony Yarde has stopped 4 of his last 5 opponents.

In his last fight, he won against Lyndon Arthur on 4th December 2021 by knockout in the 4th round at Copper Box Arena, Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park, London, United Kingdom.

Previous to that, he had won against Alex Theran on 28th August 2021 by knockout in the 1st round at Arena Birmingham, West Midlands.

Going into that contest, he had lost to Lyndon Arthur on 5th December 2020 by split decision in their CBC Commonwealth Light Heavyweight championship fight at Church House, London.

Before that, he had defeated Dec Spelman on 12th September 2020 by technical knockout in the 6th round at BT Sport Studio, London.

Hehad beat Diego Jair Ramirez on 8th February 2020 by technical knockout in the 2nd round at Discoteca Memphis, Comunidad de Madrid, Spain.

Activity check

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

Joe Smith Jr last fought 14 days ago, while Anthony Yarde's last outing was 1 month and 25 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 52 rounds, meaning that they have lasted 10.4 rounds on average.

Yarde's last 5 fights have come over a period of 1 year, 11 months and 21 days, meaning he has been fighting on average every 4 months and 24 days. In those fights, he fought a total of 25 rounds, meaning that they have lasted 5 rounds on average.

What were the odds on Smith Jr vs Yarde?

Anthony Yarde is currently (+100) to win the bout outright, while you can get (+100) on Joe Smith Jr if you fancy the incredible upset.

Joe Smith Jr vs Anthony Yarde news

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