WBA World Light Heavyweight champion Dmitry Bivol makes his fifth title defense against Joe Smith Jr. at Turning Stone Resort and Casino on March 9. WBO Super Lightweight titlist Maurice Hooker will also be defending his belt against undefeated challenger Mikkel LesPierre, and Callum Johnson will be taking on Sean Monaghan. The bouts will be broadcasted live on DAZN.
Dmitry Bivol has an above avg. jab, nearly 7 landed per round- 30 thrown per round. Bivol is not a body puncher, as just 13.3% of his landed punches were body shots (CompuBox avg.: 27%). Bivol opponents landed 5.5 punches per round & 3.9 power punches per round- both half the LH avg.
Joe Smith is all about the power punch, as 6.8 of his 8.9 landed punches were power shots, 31.9% of Smith's landed punches were body shots.
RED FLAG: Smith opponents landed 40.6% of their power punches. Smith opponents outlanded him 10.2-6.8 in power punches landed per round.