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Souleymane Cissokho vs Kieron Conway report
Who won Cissokho vs Conway?
Souleymane Cissokho beat Kieron Conway by split decision in their 12 round contest on Saturday 8th May 2021 at AT&T Stadium in Arlington.
The scorecards were announced as 92-97, 96-93, 95-94 in favor of winner Souleymane Cissokho.
The fight was scheduled to take place over 10 rounds in the Super Welterweight division, which meant the weight limit was 154 pounds (11 stone or 69.8 KG).
This fight appeared on the undercard of Canelo Alvarez beating Billy Joe Saunders for the WBC World Super Middleweight, WBA Super World Super Middleweight, WBO World Super Middleweight and The Ring Super Middleweight championship. Also, on the undercard Elwin Soto beat Katsunari Takayama for the WBO World Junior Flyweight belt and Frank Sanchez defeated Nagy Aguilera.
Cissokho vs Conway stats
Souleymane Cissokho stepped into the ring with an undefeated record of 11 wins, zero loses and 0 draws, 7 of those wins coming by the way of knock out.
Kieron Conway made his way to the ring with a record of 16 wins, 1 loss and 1 draw, with 3 of those wins by knock out.
The stats suggested Cissokho had a massive power advantage over Conway, boosting at 64% knock out percentage over Conway's 19%.
Souleymane Cissokho was the older man by 4 years, at 31 years old.
Conway had a height advantage of 1 inch over Cissokho.
Both Souleymane Cissokho & Kieron Conway fought out of an orthodox stance.
Cissokho was arguably the less experienced fighter, having had 7 less fights, and made his debut in 1991, 25 years and 7 months earlier than Conway, whose first professional fight was in 2017. He had fought 45 less professional rounds, 105 to Conway's 150.
Kieron Conway was ranked number 14 by the WBA in the 154lb division.
Cissokho vs Conway form
Kieron Conway had beaten 4 of his last 5 opponents.
In his last fight before this contest, he had beat Macaulay McGowan on 12th December 2020 by unanimous decision in their 10 round contest at Wembley Arena, London, United Kingdom.
Previous to that, he had beat Navid Mansouri on 14th August 2020 by unanimous decision in their 10 round contest at Matchroom Fight Camp, Essex.
Going into that contest, he had won against Craig O’Brien on 19th December 2019 by points in the 10th round at York Hall, London.
Before that, he had beat Konrad Stempkowski on 19th October 2019 by points in the 8th round at Newcastle Arena, Tyne and Wear.
He had drawn with Ted Cheeseman on 21st June 2019 by split draw in their BBBOC British Super Welterweight championship fight at York Hall, London.
Cissokho's last 3 fights had come over a period of 3 years, 11 months and 27 days, meaning he had been fighting on average every 1 year and 4 months. In those fights, he fought a total of 24 rounds, meaning that they had lasted 8 rounds on average.
Conway's last 5 fights had come over a period of 3 years, 11 months and 7 days, meaning he had been fighting on average every 9 months and 14 days. In those fights, he fought a total of 50 rounds, meaning that they had lasted 10 rounds on average.
What time did Cissokho vs Conway start?
The fighters were expected to ringwalk at around 9:00 PM EST / 6:00 PM PST at AT&T Stadium, Arlington, United States, which was around 2:00 AM BST in the UK.
Who broadcast Cissokho vs Conway?
Cissokho vs Conway was broadcast on DAZN in the US, while the fight was broadcast in the United Kingdom by DAZN Global.
What were the odds on Cissokho vs Conway?
Souleymane Cissokho was a 29/100 (-340) favourite going into the contest, while Kieron Conway made his way into the ring at 5/2 (+250) with oddsmakers.
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