Tape rankings @ Light Heavyweight
Who won Smith vs Castillo?
Callum Smith beat Lenin Castillo by knockout in the 2nd round on Saturday 25th September 2021 at Tottenham Hotspur Stadium in London.
The fight was scheduled to take place over 12 rounds in the Light Heavyweight division, which meant the weight limit was 175 pounds (12.5 stone or 79.4 KG).
This fight appeared on the undercard of Anthony Joshua losing to Oleksandr Usyk for the WBA Super World Heavyweight, IBF World Heavyweight and WBO World Heavyweight championship. Also, on the undercard Lawrence Okolie beat Dilan Prasovic for the WBO World Cruiserweight belt and Maxim Prodan was overcome by Florian Marku.
Smith vs Castillo stats
Callum Smith stepped into the ring with a record of 27 wins, 1 loss and 0 draws, 19 of those wins coming by the way of knock out.
Lenin Castillo made his way to the ring with a record of 21 wins, 3 loses and 1 draw, with 16 of those wins by knock out.
The stats suggested Castillo had a slight advantage in power over Smith, with a 76% knock out percentage over Smith's 70%.
Callum Smith was the younger man by 2 years, at 31 years old.
Smith had a height advantage of 1 inch over Castillo.
Both Callum Smith & Lenin Castillo fought out of an orthodox stance.
Smith was arguably the more experienced fighter, having had 3 more fights, and made his debut in 2012, 2 year and 2 months later than Castillo, whose first professional fight was in 2010. He had fought 41 more professional rounds, 148 to Castillo's 107.
Callum Smith went into the fight ranked number 8 by the WBO at light heavyweight.
Smith vs Castillo form
Smith had beaten 4 of his last 5 opponents, stopping 2 of them, going the distance twice.
In his last fight before this contest, he had lost to Saul ‘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.
Previous to that, he had defeated John Ryder on 23rd November 2019 by unanimous decision in their WBA Super World Super Middleweight championship fight at Echo Arena, Liverpool, United Kingdom.
Going into that contest, 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.
Before that, he had won against George Groves on 28th September 2018 by knockout in the 7th round in their WBA Super World Super Middleweight and The Ring Super Middleweight championship fight at King Abdullah Sports City, Jeddah, Saudi Arabia.
He had beat Nieky Holzken on 24th February 2018 by unanimous decision in their 12 round contest at Arena Nürnberger Versicherung, Bayern, Germany.
Smith's last 5 fights had come over a period of 3 years, 7 months and 3 days, meaning he had been fighting on average every 8 months and 19 days. In those fights, he fought a total of 46 rounds, meaning that they had lasted 9.2 rounds on average.
Castillo's last 2 fights had come over a period of 3 years, 1 month and 23 days, meaning he had been fighting on average every 1 year, 6 months and 29 days. In those fights, he fought a total of 22 rounds, meaning that they had lasted 11 rounds on average.
What time did Smith vs Castillo start?
The fighters were expected to ringwalk at around 7:00 PM BST at Tottenham Hotspur Stadium, London, United Kingdom, which was 2:00 PM EST or 11:00 AM PST on the West Coast of America.
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What were the odds on Smith vs Castillo?
Callum Smith was a (+100) underdog going into the contest, while Lenin Castillo made his way into the ring at (+100) with oddsmakers.