Tape rankings @ Super Welterweight
Who won Smith vs Fowler?
Liam Smith beat Anthony Fowler by technical knockout in the 8th round on Saturday 9th October 2021 at Echo Arena in Merseyside.
The fight was scheduled to take place over 12 rounds in the Super Welterweight division, which meant the weight limit was 154 pounds (11 stone or 69.8 KG).
Also, on the undercard Kieron Conway beat James Metcalf, Ted Cheeseman was overcome by Troy Williamson for the BBBOC British Super Welterweight belt, Shannon Courtenay was defeated by Jamie Mitchell and Luke Willis beat Rylan Charlton.
Smith vs Fowler stats
Liam Smith stepped into the ring with a record of 29 wins, 3 loses and 1 draw, 16 of those wins coming by the way of knock out.
Anthony Fowler made his way to the ring with a record of 15 wins, 1 loss and 0 draws, with 12 of those wins by knock out.
The stats suggested Fowler had a large advantage in power over Smith, boosting at 80% knock out percentage over Smith's 55%.
Liam Smith was the older man by 3 years, at 33 years old.
Fowler had a height advantage of 2 inches over Smith.
Both Liam Smith & Anthony Fowler fought out of an orthodox stance.
Smith was the more experienced professional fighter, having had 17 more fights, and made his debut in 2008, 8 years and 7 months earlier than Fowler, whose first professional fight was in 2017. He had fought 123 more professional rounds, 214 to Fowler's 91.
Liam Smith went into the fight ranked number 5 by the WBO at super welterweight.
Anthony Fowler was ranked number 11 by the WBA, 10 by the WBO and 13 by the IBF in the 154lb division.
Smith vs Fowler form
Smith had beaten 3 of his last 5 opponents, stopping 2 of them, going the distance once.
In his last fight leading up to this contest, he had lost to Magomed Kurbanov on 7th May 2021 by unanimous decision in their 12 round contest at KRK “Uralets”, Ekaterinburg, Russia.
Previous to that, he had defeated Roberto Garcia on 20th December 2019 by unanimous decision in their 10 round contest at Talking Stick Resort Arena, Arizona, United States.
Going into that contest, he had beat Mario Alberto Lozano on 24th August 2019 by technical knockout in the 7th round at Centro de Usos Multiples, Sonora, Mexico.
Before that, he had won against Sam Eggington on 30th March 2019 by technical knockout in the 5th round at Echo Arena, Liverpool, United Kingdom.
He had been beaten by Jaime Munguia on 21st July 2018 by unanimous decision in their WBO World Junior Middleweight championship fight at Hard Rock Hotel and Casino, Nevada, United States.
Fowler 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 beat Adam Harper on 7th August 2020 by technical knockout in the 7th round at Matchroom Fight Camp, Essex, United Kingdom.
Previous to that, he had beat Jack Flatley on 7th March 2020 by technical knockout in the 1st round at Manchester Arena, Lancashire.
Going into that contest, he had defeated Harry Scarff on 23rd November 2019 by unanimous decision in their 10 round contest at Echo Arena, Liverpool.
Before that, he had won against Brian Rose on 2nd August 2019 by unanimous decision in their 10 round contest at Exhibition Centre, Merseyside.
Hehad lost to Scott Fitzgerald on 30th March 2019 by split decision in their 10 round contest at Echo Arena, Liverpool.
In terms of activity leading into the fight, Anthony Fowler had been fighting more than Liam Smith.
Going to this contest, Liam Smith had last fought 8 months and 21 days ago, while Anthony Fowler's last outing had been 1 year, 5 months and 21 days ago.
Smith's last 5 fights had come over a period of 3 years, 6 months and 7 days, meaning he had been fighting on average every 8 months and 14 days. In those fights, he fought a total of 46 rounds, meaning that they had lasted 9.2 rounds on average.
Fowler's last 5 fights had come over a period of 2 years, 9 months and 29 days, meaning he had been fighting on average every 6 months and 26 days. In those fights, he fought a total of 38 rounds, meaning that they had lasted 7.6 rounds on average.
What time did Smith vs Fowler start?
The fighters were expected to ringwalk at around 10:00 PM BST at Echo Arena, Merseyside, United Kingdom, which was 5:00 PM EST or 2:00 PM PST on the West Coast of America.
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What were the odds on Smith vs Fowler?
Liam Smith was a (+100) underdog going into the contest, while Anthony Fowler made his way into the ring at (+100) with oddsmakers.