O2 Academy, Dorset, United Kingdom
Tape rankings @ Cruiserweight
Who won Smith vs Kauppinen?
Chris Billam-Smith beat Kent Kauppinen by technical knockout in the 6th round on Saturday 15th December 2018 at O2 Academy in Dorset.
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 Kauppinen stats
Chris Billam-Smith stepped into the ring with an undefeated record of 7 wins, zero loses and 0 draws, 6 of those wins coming by the way of knock out.
Kent Kauppinen made his way to the ring with a record of 1 wins, 6 loses and 0 draws, with 1 of those wins by knock out.
The stats suggested Kauppinen had advantage in power over Billam Smith, with a 100% knock out percentage over Billam Smith's 86%.
Chris Billam-Smith was the older man by 1 year, at 30 years old.
Billam Smith had a height advantage of 3 inches over Kauppinen.
Both Chris Billam-Smith & Kent Kauppinen fought out of an orthodox stance.
Billam Smith was arguably the less experienced fighter, having had the same amount of fights, and made his debut in 2017, 8 months earlier than Kauppinen, whose first professional fight was in 2018. He had fought 71 less professional rounds, 59 to Kauppinen's 130.
Smith vs Kauppinen form
Chris Billam-Smith had stopped 4 of his last 5 opponents.
In his last fight leading up to this contest, he had won against 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 won against 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 defeated 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 Kauppinen?
Chris Billam-Smith was a (+100) underdog going into the contest, while Kent Kauppinen made his way into the ring at (+100) with oddsmakers.