Nottingham Arena, Nottinghamshire, United Kingdom
Tape rankings @ Cruiserweight
Who won Smith vs Habachi?
Chris Billam-Smith beat Yassine Habachi by technical knockout in the 3rd round on Friday 10th May 2019 at Nottingham Arena in Nottinghamshire.
The scorecards were announced as in favor of winner Chris Billam-Smith.
The fight was scheduled to take place over 6 rounds in the Cruiserweight division, which meant the weight limit was 200 pounds (14.3 stone or 90.7 KG).
Smith vs Habachi stats
Chris Billam-Smith stepped into the ring with an undefeated record of 8 wins, zero loses and 0 draws, 7 of those wins coming by the way of knock out.
Yassine Habachi made his way to the ring with a record of 5 wins, 13 loses and 5 draws, with 3 of those wins by knock out.
The stats suggested Billam Smith had a large advantage in power over Habachi, boosting at 88% knock out percentage over Habachi's 60%.
Chris Billam-Smith was the younger man by 5 years, at 30 years old.
Both Chris Billam-Smith & Yassine Habachi fought out of an orthodox stance.
Billam Smith was the less experienced professional fighter, having had 15 less fights, and made his debut in 2017, 5 year and 6 months later than Habachi, whose first professional fight was in 2012. He had fought 71 less professional rounds, 59 to Habachi's 130.
Smith vs Habachi form
Chris Billam-Smith had stopped 4 of his last 5 opponents.
In his last fight before this contest, he had defeated Nathan Thorley on 7th August 2020 by technical knockout in the 2nd round in their CBC Commonwealth Cruiserweight championship fight at Matchroom Fight Camp, Essex, United Kingdom.
Previous to that, he had defeated Craig Glover on 23rd November 2019 by technical knockout in the 5th round in their CBC Commonwealth Cruiserweight championship fight at Echo Arena, Liverpool.
Going into that contest, he had been beaten by Richard Riakporhe on 20th July 2019 by split decision in their 10 round contest at O2 Arena, London.
Before that, he had beat Yassine Habachi on 10th May 2019 by technical knockout in the 3rd round at Nottingham Arena, Nottinghamshire.
He had won against Kent Kauppinen on 15th December 2018 by technical knockout in the 6th round at O2 Academy, Dorset.
Billam Smith's last 5 fights had come over a period of 2 years, 4 months and 8 days, meaning he had been fighting on average every 5 months and 21 days. In those fights, he fought a total of 26 rounds, meaning that they had lasted 5.2 rounds on average.
What were the odds on Smith vs Habachi?
Chris Billam-Smith was a (+100) underdog going into the contest, while Yassine Habachi made his way into the ring at (+100) with oddsmakers.