Current rankings @ Middleweight
When is Smith vs Bentley?
Liam Smith could take on Denzel Bentley in Summer 2024 in the United States.
The fight would be contested over 12 rounds in the Middleweight division, which means the weight limit would be 160 pounds (11.4 stone or 72.6 KG).
Smith vs Bentley stats
Liam Smith would step into the ring with a record of 33 wins, 4 loses and 1 draw, 20 of those wins coming by the way of knock out.
Denzel Bentley would make his way to the ring with a record of 18 wins, 3 loses and 1 draw, with 15 of those wins by knock out.
The stats suggest Bentley would have a large advantage in power over Smith, boosting at 83% knock out percentage over Smith's 61%.
Liam Smith is the older man by 7 years, at 35 years old.
Bentley has a height advantage of 1 inch over Smith. This also extends to a 3-inch reach advantage.
Both Liam Smith & Denzel Bentley fight out of an orthodox stance.
Smith is currently the more experienced professional fighter, having had 16 more fights, and made his debut in 2008, 9 years earlier than Bentley, whose first professional fight was in 2017. He has fought 149 more professional rounds, 242 to Bentley's 93.
Liam Smith goes into the fight ranked number 8 by the WBA, 7 by the WBC, 10 by the WBO and 9 by the RING at middleweight.
Denzel Bentley is currently ranked number 11 by the WBC and 9 by the WBO in the 160lb division.
Smith vs Bentley form
Liam Smith has stopped 4 of his last 5 opponents.
In his last fight, he lost to Chris Eubank Jr on 2nd September 2023 by technical knockout in the 10th round at AO Arena, Manchester, United Kingdom.
Previous to that, he had beat Chris Eubank Jr on 21st January 2023 by technical knockout in the 4th round at Manchester Arena, Manchester.
Going into that contest, he had won against Hassan Mwakinyo on 3rd September 2022 by technical knockout in the 4th round at Echo Arena, Liverpool.
Before that, he had beat Jessie Vargas on 30th April 2022 by technical knockout in the 10th round at Madison Square Garden, New York, United States.
He had defeated Anthony Fowler on 9th October 2021 by technical knockout in the 8th round at Echo Arena, Merseyside, United Kingdom.
Bentley has beaten 3 of his last 5 opponents, stopping 2 of them, going the distance once.
In his last fight, he lost to Nathan Heaney on 18th November 2023 by majority decision in their BBBOC British Middleweight championship fight at AO Arena, Manchester, United Kingdom.
Previous to that, he had won against Kieran Smith on 15th April 2023 by knockout in the 1st round in their BBBOC British Middleweight championship fight at Copper Box Arena, Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park, Hackney Wick.
Going into that contest, he had been beaten by Janibek Alimkhanuly on 12th November 2022 by unanimous decision in their WBO World Middleweight championship fight at Palms Casino Resort, Las Vegas, United States.
Before that, he had defeated Marcus Morrison on 16th September 2022 by technical knockout in the 4th round in their BBBOC British Middleweight championship fight at York Hall, Bethnal Green, United Kingdom.
He had beat Linus Udofia on 13th May 2022 by split decision in their BBBOC British Middleweight championship fight at Indigo at The O2, London.
In terms of recent activity, Denzel Bentley has been fighting more than Liam Smith.
Liam Smith last fought 8 months and 9 days ago, while Denzel Bentley's last outing was 5 months and 23 days ago.
Smith's last 5 fights have come over a period of 2 years, 7 months and 2 days, meaning he has been fighting on average every 6 months and 8 days. In those fights, he fought a total of 36 rounds, meaning that they have lasted 7.2 rounds on average.
Bentley's last 5 fights have come over a period of 1 year, 11 months and 28 days, meaning he has been fighting on average every 4 months and 25 days. In those fights, he fought a total of 41 rounds, meaning that they have lasted 8.2 rounds on average.
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