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When is Smith vs Benavidez?
Callum Smith could face David Benavidez in Summer 2024 in 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 loses and 0 draws, 21 of those wins coming by the way of knock out.
David Benavidez would make his way to the ring with an unblemished record of 28 wins and 0 draws, with 24 of those by knock out.
The stats suggest Benavidez would have advantage in power over Smith, with a 86% knock out percentage over Smith's 72%.
Callum Smith is the older man by 6 years, at 33 years old.
Smith has a height advantage of 2 inches over Benavidez. This also extends to a 2-inch reach advantage.
Both Callum Smith & 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, 159 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 13th January 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.
Previous to that, he had beat Mathieu Bauderlique on 20th August 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 25th September 2021 by knockout in the 2nd round at Tottenham Hotspur Stadium, London, United Kingdom.
Before 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.
He had beat John Ryder on 23rd November 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 25th November 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.
Previous to that, he had defeated Caleb Plant on 25th March 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 21st May 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 13th November 2021 by technical knockout in the 7th round at Footprint Center, Arizona.
He had beat Ronald Ellis on 13th March 2021 by technical knockout in the 11th round at Mohegan Sun Casino, Connecticut.
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, meaning he has been fighting on average 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.
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