Saturday 11th March 2023
Potentially

in the United Kingdom

Potential contest @ Light Heavyweight
29-1-0
16-0-0

The tape

32
Age
29
6' 3" / 191 cm
Height
6' 2" / 188 cm
N/A
Reach
N/A
Orthodox (R)
Stance
Orthodox (R)

Full record

KO 4KO 2UD 12UD 12TKO 3
Form
UD 12TKO 11TKO 4TKO 7KO 7
29
Wins
16
21
By KO
13
72
KO%
81
1
Losses
0
0
Stopped
0
0
Draws
0
2012
Debut
2017
152
Pro rounds
77

Current rankings @ Light Heavyweight

3
The Ring
7
-
WBA
1
1
WBC
2
2
WBO
3
10
IBF
12

Callum Smith vs Joshua Buatsi preview

When is Smith vs Buatsi?

Callum Smith could square off against Joshua Buatsi in Saturday 11th March 2023 in the United Kingdom.

The fight would take place over 12 rounds in the Light Heavyweight division, which means the weight limit would be 175 pounds (12.5 stone or 79.4 KG).

Smith vs Buatsi 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.

Joshua Buatsi would make his way to the ring with an unblemished record of 16 wins and 0 draws, with 13 of those by knock out.

The stats suggest Buatsi would have a slight advantage in power over Smith, with a 81% knock out percentage over Smith's 72%.

Callum Smith is the older man by 3 years, at 32 years old.

Smith has a height advantage of 1 inch over Buatsi.

Both Callum Smith & Joshua Buatsi fight out of an orthodox stance.

Smith is currently the more experienced professional fighter, having had 14 more fights, and made his debut in 2012, 4 years and 7 months earlier than Buatsi, whose first professional fight was in 2017. He has fought 75 more professional rounds, 152 to Buatsi's 77.

Callum Smith goes into the fight ranked number 1 by the WBC, 2 by the WBO, 10 by the IBF and 3 by the RING at light heavyweight.

Joshua Buatsi is currently ranked number 1 by the WBA, 2 by the WBC, 3 by the WBO, 12 by the IBF and 7 by the RING in the 175lb division.

Smith vs Buatsi form

Smith has beaten 4 of his last 5 opponents, stopping 3 of them, going the distance once.

In his last fight, he won against 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 won against 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 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.

He had defeated 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.

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

In his last fight, he won against Craig Richards on 21st May 2022 by unanimous decision in their 12 round contest at The O2 Arena, London, United Kingdom.

Previous to that, he had won against Ricards Bolotniks on 14th August 2021 by technical knockout in the 11th round in their WBA Super World Light Flyweight eliminator fight at Matchroom Fight Camp, Essex.

Going into that contest, he had defeated Daniel Blenda Dos Santos on 15th May 2021 by technical knockout in the 4th round at Manchester Arena, Lancashire.

Before that, he had beat Marko Calic on 4th October 2020 by technical knockout in the 7th round at Marshall Arena, Milton Keynes, Buckinghamshire.

He had won against Ryan Ford on 31st August 2019 by knockout in the 7th round at O2 Arena, London.

Activity check

In terms of recent activity, Joshua Buatsi has been fighting more than Callum Smith.

Callum Smith last fought 3 months and 19 days ago, while Joshua Buatsi's last outing was 6 months and 18 days ago.

Smith's last 5 fights have come over a period of 3 years, 6 months and 8 days, meaning he has been fighting on average every 8 months and 14 days. In those fights, he fought a total of 33 rounds, meaning that they have lasted 6.6 rounds on average.

Buatsi's last 5 fights have come over a period of 3 years, 3 months and 8 days, meaning he has been fighting on average every 7 months and 27 days. In those fights, he fought a total of 41 rounds, meaning that they have lasted 8.2 rounds on average.

What are the odds on Smith vs Buatsi?

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