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Callum Smith vs Mathieu Bauderlique report
Who won Smith vs Bauderlique?
Callum Smith beat Mathieu Bauderlique by knockout in the 4th round on Saturday 20th August 2022 at Jeddah Superdome in Jeddah.
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 vacant WBA light heavyweight championship of the world.
This fight appeared on the undercard of Oleksandr Usyk beating Anthony Joshua for the IBF World Heavyweight, WBA Super World Heavyweight, WBO World Heavyweight and The Ring Heavyweight championship. Also, on the undercard Filip Hrgovic defeated Zhilei Zhang, Badou Jack was victorious over Richard Rivera, Andrew Tabiti beat James Wilson and Ben Whittaker defeated Petar Nosic.
Smith vs Bauderlique stats
Callum Smith stepped into the ring with a record of 28 wins, 1 loss and 0 draws, 20 of those wins coming by the way of knock out.
Mathieu Bauderlique made his way to the ring with a record of 21 wins, 1 loss and 0 draws, with 12 of those wins by knock out.
The stats suggested Smith had advantage in power over Bauderlique, with a 71% knock out percentage over Bauderlique's 57%.
Callum Smith was the same age as Mathieu Bauderlique, at 33 years old.
Smith had a height advantage of 2 inches over Bauderlique.
Callum Smith fought out of the orthodox stance, while Mathieu Bauderlique was a southpaw.
Smith was arguably the more experienced fighter, having had 7 more fights, and made his debut in 2012, 1 year later than Bauderlique, whose first professional fight was in 2011. He had fought 38 more professional rounds, 152 to Bauderlique's 114.
Callum Smith went into the fight ranked number 3 by the WBA, 1 by the WBC and 7 by the WBO at light heavyweight.
Mathieu Bauderlique was ranked number 2 by the WBC, 8 by the WBO and 14 by the IBF in the 175lb division.
Smith vs Bauderlique form
Smith had beaten 4 of his last 5 opponents, stopping 3 of them, going the distance once.
In his last fight leading up to this contest, he had defeated Lenin Castillo on 25th September 2021 by knockout in the 2nd round at Tottenham Hotspur Stadium, London, United Kingdom.
Previous to that, he had been beaten by Canelo Alvarez on 19th December 2020 by unanimous decision in their WBC World Super Middleweight and WBA Super World Super Middleweight championship fight at Alamodome, Texas, United States.
Going into that contest, he had defeated John Ryder on 23rd November 2019 by unanimous decision in their WBA Super World Super Middleweight championship fight at Echo Arena, Liverpool, United Kingdom.
Before that, he had beat Hassan N’Dam on 1st June 2019 by technical knockout in the 3rd round in their WBA Super World Super Middleweight championship fight at Madison Square Garden, New York, United States.
He had won against George Groves on 28th September 2018 by knockout in the 7th round in their WBA Super World Super Middleweight and The Ring Super Middleweight championship fight at King Abdullah Sports City, Jeddah, Saudi Arabia.
Smith's last 5 fights had come over a period of 4 years, 8 months and 8 days, meaning he had been fighting on average every 11 months and 8 days. In those fights, he fought a total of 36 rounds, meaning that they had lasted 7.2 rounds on average.
What time did Smith vs Bauderlique start?
The fighters were expected to ringwalk at around 7:00 PM UTC at Jeddah Superdome, Jeddah, Saudi Arabia, which was 3:00 PM EST or 12:00 PM PST on the West Coast of America, or 8:00 PM BST in the UK.
Who broadcast Smith vs Bauderlique?
Smith vs Bauderlique was broadcast on Sky Box Office HD in the UK, while the fight was broadcast in the United States by DAZN.
What were the odds on Smith vs Bauderlique?
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Smith vs Bauderlique Predictions
|Winner / Verdict||% of users|
|Callum Smith - KO||75%|
|Callum Smith - Decision||21.43%|
|Mathieu Bauderlique - Decision||3.57%|
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