Smith vs Holzken Info
Callum Smith beat Nieky Holzken by unanimous decision in their 12 round contest on Saturday 24th February 2018 at Arena Nürnberger Versicherung in Bayern.
The scorecards were announced as 117-111, 118-110, 117-111 in favor of winner Callum Smith.
The fight took place over rounds in the Super Middleweight division, which meant the weight limit was 168 pounds (12 stone or 76.2 KG).
This was a semi final of the World Boxing Super Series.
Smith vs Holzken stats
Callum Smith stepped into the ring with an undefeated record of 23 wins, zero loses and draws.
Nieky Holzken made his way to the ring with an unblemished record of 13 wins and draws.
The stats suggested that Smith and Holzken have similar power, both with a 0% knock out percentage.
Callum Smith was the younger man by 6 years, at 30 years old.
Both Callum Smith & Nieky Holzken fought out of an orthodox stance.
Smith was the more experienced professional fighter, having had 10 more fights, and made his debut in 2012, 3 months earlier than Holzken, who’s first professional fight was in 2013. He had fought 70 more professional rounds, 134 to Holzken's 64.
Callum Smith went into the fight ranked number 1 by the WBC and 2 by the WBO in the 168lb division.
Smith vs Holzken form
Smith remained undefeated as a professional, stopping 4 of his last 5 opponents.
In his last fight before this contest, he had defeated Erik Skoglund on 16th September 2017 by unanimous decision in their 12 round contest at Echo Arena, Liverpool, United Kingdom.
Previous to that, he had defeated Luke Blackledge on 10th December 2016 by technical knockout in the 10th round in their BBBOC British Super Middleweight championship fight at Manchester Arena, Manchester.
Going into that contest, he had beat Norbert Nemesapati on 10th September 2016 by technical knockout in the 6th round at The O2 Arena, London.
Before that, he had won against Cesar Hernan Reynoso on 29th May 2016 by technical knockout in the 6th round at Goodison Park Stadium, Liverpool.
He had beat Hadillah Mohoumadi on 2nd April 2016 by technical knockout in the 1st round at Echo Arena, Liverpool.
Smith's last 5 fights had come over a period of 1 year 5 months and 14 days, meaning he had been fighting on average every 4 months and 13 days. In those fights, he fought a total of 35 rounds, meaning that they had lasted 7 rounds on average.
Holzken's last 0 fights had come over a period of , meaning he had been fighting on average every . In those fights, he fought a total of rounds, meaning that they had lasted 0 rounds on average.
What time did Smith vs Holzken start?
The fighters were expected to ringwalk at around 9:00 pm UTC at Arena Nürnberger Versicherung, Bayern, Germany, which was 4:00 pm EST or 1:00 pm PST on the West Coast of America, or 9:00 pm GMT in the UK.
Who broadcast Smith vs Holzken?
Smith vs Holzken was broadcast on ITV Box Office in the UK.