Belts on The Line
Tape rankings @ Bantamweight
Who won Butler vs Sultan?
Paul Butler beat Jonas Sultan by unanimous decision in their 12 round contest on Friday 22nd April 2022 at Echo Arena in Merseyside.
The scorecards were announced as 116-112, 117-111, 118-110 in favor of winner Paul Butler.
The fight was scheduled to take place over 12 rounds in the Bantamweight division, which meant the weight limit was 118 pounds (8.4 stone or 53.5 KG).
This contest was for the vacant WBO bantamweight championship of the world.
Also, on the undercard Sam Maxwell was defeated by Alejandro Meneses and Jazza Dickens beat Andoni Gago.
Butler vs Sultan stats
Back in April 2022, Paul Butler stepped into the ring with a record of 33 wins, 2 loses and 0 draws, 15 of those wins coming by the way of knock out.
Jonas Sultan made his way to the ring with a record of 18 wins, 5 loses and 0 draws, with 11 of those wins by knock out.
The stats suggested Sultan had advantage in power over Butler, with a 61% knock out percentage over Butler's 45%.
Paul Butler was the older man by 3 years, at 33 years old.
Butler had a height advantage of 2 inches over Sultan.
Both Paul Butler & Jonas Sultan fought out of an orthodox stance.
Butler was the more experienced professional fighter, having had 12 more fights, and made his debut in 2010, 2 years and 3 months earlier than Sultan, whose first professional fight was in 2013. He had fought 86 more professional rounds, 265 to Sultan's 179.
Paul Butler went into the fight ranked number 1 by the WBO at bantamweight.
Jonas Sultan was ranked number 6 by the WBA, 4 by the WBO and 12 by the IBF in the 118lb division.
Butler vs Sultan form
Butler had beaten 4 of his last 5 opponents, stopping 2 of them, going the distance twice.
In his last fight leading up to this 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, United Kingdom.
Previous to 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.
Going into that contest, he had won against Stuart Hall on 30th September 2017 by unanimous decision in their 12 round contest at Echo Arena, Liverpool.
Before that, he had beat Sebastian Sanchez on 12th March 2016 by technical knockout in the 9th round at Echo Arena, Liverpool.
He had defeated Silvio Olteanu on 19th December 2015 by technical knockout in the 6th round at Manchester Arena, Manchester.
Butler's last 5 fights had come over a period of 6 years, 4 months and 3 days, meaning he had been fighting on average every 1 year, 3 months and 8 days. In those fights, he fought a total of 49 rounds, meaning that they had lasted 9.8 rounds on average.
Sultan's last 3 fights had come over a period of 4 years, 7 months and 6 days, meaning he had been fighting on average every 1 year, 6 months and 13 days. In those fights, he fought a total of 34 rounds, meaning that they had lasted 11.3 rounds on average.
What time did Butler vs Sultan start?
The fighters were expected to ringwalk at around 10:00 PM BST at Echo Arena, Merseyside, United Kingdom, which was 5:00 PM EST or 2:00 PM PST on the West Coast of America.
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What were the odds on Butler vs Sultan?
Paul Butler was a 68/25 (+270) underdog going into the contest, while Jonas Sultan made his way into the ring at 19/50 (-260) with oddsmakers.