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Paul Butler vs Lee McGregor preview
When is Butler vs McGregor?
Paul Butler could square off against Lee McGregor in Autumn/Fall 2023 in the United Kingdom.
The fight would take place over 12 rounds in the Bantamweight division, which means the weight limit would be 118 pounds (8.4 stone or 53.5 KG).
Butler vs McGregor stats
Paul Butler would step into the ring with a record of 34 wins, 3 loses and 0 draws, 15 of those wins coming by the way of knock out.
Lee McGregor would make his way to the ring with an unblemished record of 12 wins and 1 draw, with 9 of those by knock out.
The stats suggest McGregor would have a massive power advantage over Butler, boosting at 75% knock out percentage over Butler's 44%.
Paul Butler is the older man by 8 years, at 34 years old.
McGregor has a height advantage of 2 inches over Butler.
Both Paul Butler & Lee McGregor fight out of an orthodox stance.
Butler is currently the more experienced professional fighter, having had 24 more fights, and made his debut in 2010, 6 years and 11 months earlier than McGregor, whose first professional fight was in 2017. He has fought 190 more professional rounds, 265 to McGregor's 75.
Paul Butler goes into the fight ranked number 15 by the WBA, 11 by the WBC, 6 by the WBO and 7 by the RING at bantamweight.
Butler vs McGregor 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 won against 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 beat 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 defeated Stuart Hall on 30th September 2017 by unanimous decision in their 12 round contest at Echo Arena, Liverpool.
McGregor remains undefeated as a professional, stopping 3 of his last 5 opponents.
In his last fight, he drew Diego Alberto Ruiz on 11th February 2022 by points in the 10th round at York Hall, London, United Kingdom.
Previous to that, he had won against Vincent Legrand on 6th August 2021 by knockout in the 4th round at Marquee, Falls Park, Northern Ireland.
Going into that contest, he had defeated Karim Guerfi on 19th March 2021 by technical knockout in the 1st round at Bolton Whites Hotel (formerly De Vere Whites), Lancashire.
Before that, he had beat Ryan Walker on 26th August 2020 by technical knockout in the 5th round at LS-Live, Yorkshire.
He had won against Ukashir Farooq on 16th November 2019 by split decision in their CBC Commonwealth Bantamweight and BBBOC British Bantamweight championship fight at Emirates Arena, Scotland.
In terms of recent activity, Lee McGregor has been fighting more than Paul Butler.
Paul Butler last fought 3 months and 9 days ago, while Lee McGregor's last outing was 1 year, 1 month and 11 days ago.
Butler's last 5 fights have come over a period of 5 years, 5 months and 20 days, meaning he has been fighting on average every 1 year, 1 month and 3 days. In those fights, he fought a total of 57 rounds, meaning that they have lasted 11.4 rounds on average.
McGregor's last 5 fights have come over a period of 3 years, 4 months and 6 days, meaning he has been fighting on average every 8 months and 1 day. In those fights, he fought a total of 32 rounds, meaning that they have lasted 6.4 rounds on average.
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