VS
Summer 2024
Potentially

in the United States

Potential contest @ Super Middleweight
29-2-0
28-0-0

Belts on The Line

WBC Interim World Super Middleweight

The tape

34
Age
27
6' 3" / 191 cm
Height
6' 1" / 185 cm
78" / 198 cm
Reach
76" / 193 cm
Orthodox (R)
Stance
Orthodox (R)

Full record

TKO 7KO 4KO 2UD 12UD 12
Form
TKO 6UD 12TKO 3TKO 7TKO 11
29
Wins
28
21
By KO
24
72
KO%
86
2
Losses
0
1
Stopped
0
0
Draws
0
2012
Debut
2013
159
Pro rounds
136

Current rankings @ Super Middleweight

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The Ring
1
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WBA
-
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WBC
-
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WBO
-
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IBF
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Callum Smith vs David Benavidez preview


When is Smith vs Benavidez?

Callum Smith could face David Benavidez in Summer 2024 the United States.

The fight would be contested over 12 rounds in the Super Middleweight division, which means the weight limit would be 168 pounds (12 stone or 76.2 kg).

Smith vs Benavidez stats

Callum Smith would step into the ring with a record of 29 wins, 2 losses, and 0 draws, 21 of those wins coming by way of knockout.

David Benavidez would make his way to the ring with an unblemished record of 28 wins and 0 draws, with 24 of those by knockout.

The stats suggest Benavidez would have an advantage in power over Smith, with a 86% knockout percentage compared to Smith's 72%.

Callum Smith is the older man by 7 years, at 34 years old.

Smith has a height advantage of 2 inches over Benavidez. This also extends to a 2-inch reach advantage.

Both Callum Smith and David Benavidez fight out of an orthodox stance.

Smith is currently the more experienced professional fighter, having had 3 more fights, and made his debut in 2012, 9 months earlier than Benavidez, whose first professional fight was in 2013. He has fought 23 more professional rounds, totaling 159 compared to Benavidez's 136.

David Benavidez is currently ranked number 1 by The Ring in the 168lb division.

Smith vs Benavidez form

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

In his last fight, he lost to Artur Beterbiev on January 13, 2024, by technical knockout in the 7th round in their IBF World Light Heavyweight, WBC World Light heavyweight and WBO World Light heavyweight championship fight at Centre Videotron, Quebec City, Canada.

Prior to that, he had beaten Mathieu Bauderlique on August 20, 2022, by knockout in the 4th round in their WBA World Light Heavyweight championship fight at Jeddah Superdome, Jeddah, Saudi Arabia.

Going into that contest, he had won against Lenin Castillo on September 25, 2021, by knockout in the 2nd round at Tottenham Hotspur Stadium, London, United Kingdom.

Before that, he had been beaten by Canelo Alvarez on December 19, 2020, by unanimous decision in their WBC World Super Middleweight and WBA Super World Super Middleweight championship fight at Alamodome, Texas, United States.

He had beaten John Ryder on November 23, 2019, by unanimous decision in their WBA Super World Super Middleweight championship fight at Echo Arena, Liverpool, United Kingdom.

Benavidez remains undefeated as a professional, stopping 4 of his last 5 opponents.

In his last fight, he defeated Demetrius Andrade on November 25, 2023, by technical knockout in the 6th round in their WBC Interim World Super Middleweight championship fight at Michelob ULTRA Arena, Las Vegas, United States.

Prior to that, he had defeated Caleb Plant on March 25, 2023, by unanimous decision in their WBC World Super Middleweight championship fight at MGM Grand, Las Vegas.

Going into that contest, he had won against David Lemieux on May 21, 2022, by technical knockout in the 3rd round in their WBC Interim World Super Middleweight championship fight at Gila River Arena, Glendale.

Before that, he had defeated Kyrone Davis on November 13, 2021, by technical knockout in the 7th round at Footprint Center, Arizona.

He had beaten Ronald Ellis on March 13, 2021, by technical knockout in the 11th round at Mohegan Sun Casino, Connecticut.

Activity check

In terms of recent activity, David Benavidez has been fighting more than Callum Smith.

Callum Smith last fought 6 months and 13 days ago, while David Benavidez's last outing was 8 months and 1 day ago.

Smith's last 5 fights have come over a period of 4 years, 8 months and 3 days, which means he has been fighting approximately every 11 months and 7 days. In those fights, he fought a total of 37 rounds, meaning that they have lasted 7.4 rounds on average.

Benavidez's last 5 fights have come over a period of 3 years, 4 months and 13 days, meaning he has been fighting on average every 8 months and 3 days. In those fights, he fought a total of 39 rounds, meaning that they have lasted 7.8 rounds on average.

What are the odds on Smith vs Benavidez?

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