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Callum Smith vs David Benavidez preview
When is Smith vs Benavidez?
Callum Smith could face David Benavidez in Autumn/Fall 2023 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, 1 loss 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 26 wins and 0 draws, with 23 of those by knock out.
The stats suggest Benavidez would have advantage in power over Smith, with a 88% knock out percentage over Smith's 72%.
Callum Smith is the older man by 6 years, at 32 years old.
Smith has a height advantage of 2 inches over Benavidez.
Both Callum Smith & David Benavidez fight out of an orthodox stance.
Smith is currently the more experienced professional fighter, having had 4 more fights, and made his debut in 2012, 9 months earlier than Benavidez, whose first professional fight was in 2013. He has fought 34 more professional rounds, 152 to Benavidez's 118.
David Benavidez is currently ranked number 1 by the RING in the 168lb division.
Smith vs Benavidez form
Smith has beaten 4 of his last 5 opponents, stopping 3 of them, going the distance once.
In his last fight, he 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.
Previous to that, he had beat Lenin Castillo on 25th September 2021 by knockout in the 2nd round at Tottenham Hotspur Stadium, London, United Kingdom.
Going into that contest, 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.
Before that, he had won against John Ryder on 23rd November 2019 by unanimous decision in their WBA Super World Super Middleweight championship fight at Echo Arena, Liverpool, United Kingdom.
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.
David Benavidez remains undefeated as a professional, stopping 5 of his last opponents.
In his last fight, he defeated 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, United States.
Previous to that, he had defeated Kyrone Davis on 13th November 2021 by technical knockout in the 7th round at Footprint Center, Arizona.
Going into that contest, he had won against Ronald Ellis on 13th March 2021 by technical knockout in the 11th round at Mohegan Sun Casino, Connecticut.
Before that, he had defeated Roamer Alexis Angulo on 15th August 2020 by technical knockout in the 10th round in their WBC World Super Middleweight championship fight at Mohegan Sun Arena, Connecticut.
He had beat Anthony Dirrell on 28th September 2019 by knockout in the 9th round in their WBC World Super Middleweight championship fight at Staples Center, LA.
In terms of recent activity, David Benavidez has been fighting more than Callum Smith.
Callum Smith last fought 7 months and 1 day ago, while David Benavidez's last outing was 10 months ago.
Smith's last 5 fights have come over a period of 3 years, 9 months and 20 days, meaning he has been fighting on average every 9 months and 4 days. In those fights, he fought a total of 33 rounds, meaning that they have lasted 6.6 rounds on average.
Benavidez's last 5 fights have come over a period of 3 years, 5 months and 21 days, meaning he has been fighting on average every 8 months and 11 days. In those fights, he fought a total of 40 rounds, meaning that they have lasted 8 rounds on average.
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