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Beterbiev vs. Smith Jr: Prediction, Odds, Date, Stats

In a unification world title fight, Artur Beterbiev (King Artur) and Joe Smith Jr. (The Irish Bomber) put their light-heavyweight belts on the line. Beterbiev brings the WBC and IBF belts. Smith Jr. brings the WBO belt. Let's take a look at the stats, odds of winning, and the prediction for this fight.

37
Jun 8, 2013
17-0
6
17 (100%)
180 cm
185 cm
5 cm
Orthodox
Dec 17, 2021
6m, 1d
17
Age
Debut
Record
Title Fights
KOs
Height
Reach
Ape Index
Stance
Last Fight
Layoff
Win Streak
32
Oct 31, 2009
28-3
3
22 (71%)
183 cm
193 cm
10 cm
Orthodox
Jan 15, 2022
5m, 3d
4
WBCIBF
lHV
w1
d2
lHV
w1
d5
WBO
lHV
w1
d1
light-heavyweight
Saturday, 18 Jun 2022
Hulu Theater, New York City, New York, U.S.
v0.1.9-beta 2024-06-23
Artur Beterbiev vs. Joe Smith Jr.

Date

This fight between Artur Beterbiev and Joe Smith Jr. took place on at the Hulu Theater, New York City, New York, U.S.

Tale of the Tape

At 183 cm, Joe Smith Jr. is the taller of the two by 3 cms; Artur Beterbiev is 180 cm. Besides being the taller fighter, with a reach of 193 cm, Smith Jr. also has a good reach advantage of 8 cms over Beterbiev's 185 cm. On top of that, Smith Jr. also has a 5 cm ape index advantage over Beterbiev.

Beterbiev is coming in to this fight with an undefeated record of 17-0 (17 KOs). His last fight was 6 months and 1 day ago against Marcus Browne, which he won via 9th round KO.

Marcus Browne's boxing career

Smith Jr. comes in with a record of 28-3 (22 KOs). His last fight was 5 months and 3 days ago against Steve Geffrard, which he won via 9th round TKO.

Steve Geffrard's boxing career

Both the fighters fight out of the orthodox stance.

On the day of the fight, Beterbiev will be 37 years and 4 months old. Smith Jr. will be 32 years and 8 months old.

Prediction and Odds

[ Early Beta ]

After considering the both the fighters' stats and their performance patterns, the winning odds is calculated to be at 58-42 in favor of Artur Beterbiev. Here is the prediction for Beterbiev vs Smith Jr.

The chances of Artur Beterbiev winning this fight is much higher. However, Joe Smith Jr. still cannot be counted out.

Result

Artur Beterbiev defeated Joe Smith Jr. via 2nd round TKO to win the WBO light-heavyweight title and retain the WBC and IBF light-heavyweight titles. Smith Jr.'s 4 fight win streak comes to an end, and Beterbiev advances his win streak to 18. Beterbiev is now 18-0, and Smith Jr. 28-4.

Fight Recommendations

  1. Artur Beterbiev knocks out Anthony Yarde in the 8th round
  2. Artur Beterbiev knocks out Marcus Browne in the 9th round
  3. Joe Smith Jr. defeats Jesse Hart via 10-round split decision
  4. Artur Beterbiev knocks out Oleksandr Gvozdyk in the 10th round
  5. Artur Beterbiev knocks out Radivoje Kalajdzic in the 5th round
  6. Artur Beterbiev knocks out Callum Johnson in the 4th round
  7. Artur Beterbiev knocks out Tavoris Cloud in the 2nd round