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Liam Smith vs ‘Jimmy’ Kilrain Kelly report
Who won Smith vs Kelly?
Liam Smith beat ‘Jimmy’ Kilrain Kelly by technical knockout in the 7th round on Saturday 19th December 2015 at Manchester Arena in Manchester.
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).
This contest was for the WBO super welterweight championship of the world.
Smith vs Kelly stats
Liam Smith stepped into the ring with an undefeated record of 21 wins, zero loses and 1 draw, 11 of those wins coming by the way of knock out.
‘Jimmy’ Kilrain Kelly made his way to the ring with an unblemished record of 16 wins and 0 draws, with 7 of those by knock out.
The stats suggested Smith had a slight advantage in power over Kelly, with a 52% knock out percentage over Kelly's 44%.
Liam Smith was the older man by 4 years, at 34 years old.
Kelly had a height advantage of 3 inches over Smith.
Both Liam Smith & ‘Jimmy’ Kilrain Kelly fought out of an orthodox stance.
Smith was the more experienced professional fighter, having had 6 more fights, and made his debut in 2008, 3 years and 4 months earlier than Kelly, whose first professional fight was in 2012. He had fought 60 more professional rounds, 232 to Kelly's 172.
Smith vs Kelly form
Smith had beaten 4 of his last 5 opponents, stopping 3 of them, going the distance once.
In his last fight leading up to this contest, he had defeated Mario Alberto Lozano on 24th August 2019 by technical knockout in the 7th round at Centro de Usos Multiples, Sonora, Mexico.
Previous to that, he had defeated Sam Eggington on 30th March 2019 by technical knockout in the 5th round at Echo Arena, Liverpool, United Kingdom.
Going into that contest, 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.
Before that, he had beat Liam Williams on 11th November 2017 by majority decision in their 12 round contest at Metro Radio Arena, Newcastle, United Kingdom.
He had won against Liam Williams on 8th April 2017 by technical knockout in the 9th round at Manchester Arena, Manchester.
Smith's last 5 fights had come over a period of 5 years, 11 months and 23 days, meaning he had been fighting on average every 1 year, 2 months and 12 days. In those fights, he fought a total of 45 rounds, meaning that they had lasted 9 rounds on average.
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