This is a very strange fight that I expect Lejarrago to look good in. Lejarraga is a big puncher with decent skills though has a suspect chin after losing by stoppage twice. He’s a very fun fighter and can be in lots of fun fights in the future.
Jez Smith is 12-1-1 with five knockouts but has only competed domestically and hasn’t had a huge amount of success at that level. One of his losses was at middleweight which isn’t his natural weight class so that doesn’t mean all that much however he was broken down the stretch in that fight just like in his other loss. He looked good in his last fight where he beat a 3-0 fighter but that isn’t anywhere near the level of this fight.
I think Kerman Lejarraga will win this fight by stoppage due to having more power and also being better technically. Lejarraga has been fighting at a higher level for a while now and shouldn’t have too many problems in this fight. I’m glad Jez Smith is getting a big opportunity though.