Smith vs Ryder

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  • Smith vs Ryder
  • 26-0-0 28-4-0
  • UD 12 UD 12
  • Score Cards 116-112, 117-111, 116-112
  • Saturday 23rd November 2019
  • Echo Arena, Liverpool, UK
  • WBA Super World Super Middleweight Championship
  • 12 Round Contest @ Super Middleweight
  • Tape
  • 29 age 31
  • 6' 3" / 191cm height
  • reach
  • Orthodox (r) stance Southpaw (l)
  • tape record
  • TKO KO UD UD TKO < form TKO TKO KO KO SD <
  • 26 wins 28
  • 19 by ko 16
  • 73% Ko% 57%
  • 0 Losses 4
  • 0 draws 0
  • 2012 Debut 2010
  • tape rankings @ Super Middleweight
  • WBA 1
  • WBC 4
  • WBO
  • IBF

Smith vs Ryder Info

Callum Smith beat John Ryder by unanimous decision in their 12 round contest on Saturday 23rd November 2019 at Echo Arena in Liverpool.

The scorecards were announced as 116-112, 117-111, 116-112 in favor of winner Callum Smith.

The fight took place over rounds in the Super Middleweight division, which meant the weight limit was 168 pounds (12 stone or 76.2 KG).

This contest was for the WBA super middleweight championship of the world.

Smith vs Ryder stats

Callum Smith stepped into the ring with an undefeated record of 26 wins, zero loses and draws, 19 of those wins coming by the way of knock out.

John Ryder made his way to the ring with a record of 28 wins, 4 loses and draws, with 16 of those wins by knock out.

The stats suggested Smith had advantage in power over Ryder, with a 73% knock out percentage over Ryder's 57%.

Callum Smith was the younger man by 2 years, at 30 years old.

Callum Smith fought out of the orthodox stance, while John Ryder was a southpaw.

Smith was the less experienced professional fighter, having had 6 less fights, and made his debut in 2012, 2 year and 2 months later than Ryder, who’s first professional fight was in 2010. He had fought 68 less professional rounds, 134 to Ryder's 202.

John Ryder was ranked number 1 by the WBA and 4 by the WBC in the 168lb division.

Smith vs Ryder form

Smith remained undefeated as a professional, stopping 3 of his last 5 opponents.

In his last fight before this 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.

Previous to that, he had beat 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.

Going into that contest, he had won against Nieky Holzken on 24th February 2018 by unanimous decision in their 12 round contest at Arena Nürnberger Versicherung, Bayern, Germany.

Before that, he had beat Erik Skoglund on 16th September 2017 by unanimous decision in their 12 round contest at Echo Arena, Liverpool, United Kingdom.

He had defeated Luke Blackledge on 10th December 2016 by technical knockout in the 10th round in their BBBOC British Super Middleweight championship fight at Manchester Arena, Manchester.

John Ryder had stopped 4 of his last 5 opponents.

In his last fight leading up to this contest, he had won against Bilal Akkawy on 4th May 2019 by technical knockout in the 3rd round in their WBA Interim World Super Middleweight championship fight at T-Mobile Arena, Las Vegas, United States.

Previous to that, he had won against Andrey Sirotkin on 27th October 2018 by knockout in the 7th round in their WBA Super World Super Middleweight championship fight at Copper Box Arena, London, United Kingdom.

Going into that contest, he had defeated Jamie Cox on 5th May 2018 by knockout in the 2nd round at The O2 Arena, London.

Before that, he had beat Patrick Nielsen on 14th October 2017 by knockout in the 5th round at Wembley (SSE) Arena, London.

He had been beaten by Rocky Fielding on 22nd April 2017 by split decision in their BBBOC British Super Middleweight championship fight at Echo Arena, Liverpool.

Activity check

In terms of activity leading into the fight, John Ryder had been fighting more than Callum Smith.

Going to this contest, Callum Smith had last fought 1 year 5 months and 28 days ago, while John Ryder's last outing had been 1 year 6 months and 25 days ago.

Smith's last 5 fights had come over a period of 2 years 5 months and 22 days, meaning he had been fighting on average every 7 months and 13 days. In those fights, he fought a total of 44 rounds, meaning that they had lasted 8.8 rounds on average.

Ryder's last 5 fights had come over a period of 2 years and 12 days, meaning he had been fighting on average every 6 months and 4 days. In those fights, he fought a total of 29 rounds, meaning that they had lasted 5.8 rounds on average.

What time did Smith vs Ryder start?

The fighters were expected to ringwalk at around 9:00 pm GMT at Echo Arena, Liverpool, United Kingdom, which was 4:00 pm EST or 1:00 pm PST on the West Coast of America.

Who broadcast Smith vs Ryder?

Smith vs Ryder was broadcast on Sky Sports Action in the UK, while the fight was broadcast in the United States by DAZN.

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