Summer 2024
Potentially

Coca-Cola Arena, Dubai, United Arab Emirates

Potential contest @ Bantamweight
Joseph Agbeko
Agbeko
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36-3-0
38-5-0

Belts on The Line

Vacant WBO Interim World Bantamweight Championship

The tape

35
Age
43
5' 6" / 168 cm
Height
5' 5" / 166 cm
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Reach
65.4" / 166 cm
Orthodox (R)
Stance
Orthodox (R)

Full record

KO 11UD 12SD 10UD 12UD 12
Form
UD 12
36
Wins
38
17
By KO
28
47
KO%
74
3
Losses
5
2
Stopped
0
0
Draws
0
2010
Debut
1998
268
Pro rounds
289

Current rankings @ Bantamweight

6
The Ring
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WBA
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8
WBC
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WBO
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IBF
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Paul Butler vs Joseph Agbeko preview


When is Butler vs Agbeko?

Paul Butler could take on Joseph Agbeko in Summer 2024 at Coca-Cola Arena in Dubai.

The fight would be contested over 12 rounds in the Bantamweight division, which means the weight limit would be 118 pounds (8.4 stone or 53.5 KG).

The contest would be for the vacant WBO bantamweight championship of the world.

Butler vs Agbeko stats

Paul Butler would step into the ring with a record of 36 wins, 3 loses and 0 draws, 17 of those wins coming by the way of knock out.

Joseph Agbeko would make his way to the ring with a record of 38 wins, 5 loses and 0 draws, with 28 of those wins by knock out.

The stats suggest Agbeko would have a large advantage in power over Butler, boosting at 74% knock out percentage over Butler's 47%.

Paul Butler is the younger man by 8 years, at 35 years old.

Butler has a height advantage of 1 inch over Agbeko.

Both Paul Butler & Joseph Agbeko fight out of an orthodox stance.

Butler is currently the less experienced professional fighter, having had 4 less fights, and made his debut in 2010, 11 year and 11 months later than Agbeko, whose first professional fight was in 1998. He has fought 21 less professional rounds, 268 to Agbeko's 289.

Paul Butler goes into the fight ranked number 8 by the WBC and 6 by the RING at bantamweight.

Butler vs Agbeko form

Paul Butler has beaten 3 of his last 5 opponents.

In his last fight, he lost to Naoya Inoue on 13th December 2022 by knockout in the 11th round in their The Ring Bantamweight, WBO World Bantamweight, IBF World Bantamweight and WBC World Bantamweight championship fight at Ariake Arena, Koto-Ku, Tokyo, Japan.

Previous to that, he had beat Jonas Sultan on 22nd April 2022 by unanimous decision in their WBO Interim World Bantamweight championship fight at Echo Arena, Merseyside, United Kingdom.

Going into that contest, he had won against Willibaldo Garcia Perez on 25th June 2021 by split decision in their 10 round contest at Bolton Whites Hotel (formerly De Vere Whites), Lancashire.

Before that, he had been beaten by Emmanuel Rodriguez on 5th May 2018 by unanimous decision in their IBF World Bantamweight championship fight at The O2 Arena, London.

He had beat Stuart Hall on 30th September 2017 by unanimous decision in their 12 round contest at Echo Arena, Liverpool.

Activity check

Butler's last 5 fights have come over a period of 6 years, 9 months and 26 days, meaning he has been fighting on average every 1 year, 4 months and 13 days. In those fights, he fought a total of 57 rounds, meaning that they have lasted 11.4 rounds on average.

What are the odds on Butler vs Agbeko?

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