Current rankings @ Light Heavyweight
When is Smith Jr vs Yarde?
Joe Smith Jr could square off against Anthony Yarde in Early 2024 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, 5 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 24 wins, 3 loses and 0 draws, with 23 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 34 years old.
Smith Jr has 4-inch reach advantage.
Both Joe Smith Jr & Anthony Yarde fight out of an orthodox stance.
Smith Jr is currently the more experienced professional fighter, having had 6 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, 156 to Yarde's 100.
Anthony Yarde is currently ranked number 3 by the WBA, 5 by the WBC, 4 by the WBO, 8 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 7th October 2023 by unanimous decision in their 10 round contest at The Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas, Chelsea Ballroom, Las Vegas, United States.
Previous to that, he had been beaten by 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.
Going into that contest, 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.
Before that, he had beat Maksim Vlasov on 10th April 2021 by majority decision in their WBO World Light heavyweight championship fight at Osage Casino, Oklahoma.
He had defeated Eleider Alvarez on 22nd August 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 Jorge Silva on 23rd September 2023 by knockout in the 2nd round at Wembley Arena, Wembley, United Kingdom.
Previous to that, he had lost to Artur Beterbiev on 28th January 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.
Going into that contest, he had won against Stefani Koykov on 19th November 2022 by knockout in the 3rd round at Telford International Centre, Telford.
Before 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.
He had beat Alex Theran on 28th August 2021 by knockout in the 1st round at Arena Birmingham, West Midlands.
In terms of recent activity, Anthony Yarde has been fighting more than Joe Smith Jr.
Joe Smith Jr last fought 3 months and 21 days ago, while Anthony Yarde's last outing was 4 months and 5 days ago.
Smith Jr's last 5 fights have come over a period of 3 years, 5 months and 6 days, meaning he has been fighting on average every 8 months and 7 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 and 5 months, meaning he has been fighting on average every 5 months and 25 days. In those fights, he fought a total of 18 rounds, meaning that they have lasted 3.6 rounds on average.
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