Tape rankings @ Featherweight
Who won Conlan vs Cunningham?
Michael Conlan beat Jason Cunningham by unanimous decision in their 10 round contest on Saturday 22nd December 2018 at Manchester Arena in Manchester.
The scorecards were announced as 98-92, 97-92, 97-92 in favor of winner Michael Conlan.
The fight was scheduled to take place over 12 rounds in the Featherweight division, which meant the weight limit was 126 pounds (9 stone or 57.1 KG).
This fight appeared on the undercard of Josh Warrington beating Carl Frampton for the IBF World Featherweight championship. Also, on the undercard Nathan Gorman beat Razvan Cojanu, Martin Murray was overcome by Hassan N’Dam, Liam Williams was victorious over Mark Heffron for the BBBOC British Middleweight championship and Billy Joe Saunders beat Charles Adamu.
Conlan vs Cunningham stats
Michael Conlan stepped into the ring with an undefeated record of 9 wins, zero loses and 0 draws, 6 of those wins coming by the way of knock out.
Jason Cunningham made his way to the ring with a record of 24 wins, 5 loses and 0 draws, with 6 of those wins by knock out.
The stats suggested Conlan had a massive power advantage over Cunningham, boosting at 67% knock out percentage over Cunningham's 25%.
Michael Conlan was the older man by 30 years, at 30 years old.
Conlan had a height advantage of 1 inch over Cunningham.
Michael Conlan fought out of the orthodox stance, while Jason Cunningham was a southpaw.
Conlan was the less experienced professional fighter, having had 20 less fights, and made his debut in 2017, 5 year and 3 months later than Cunningham, whose first professional fight was in 2011. He had fought 137 less professional rounds, 115 to Cunningham's 252.
Conlan vs Cunningham form
Conlan remained undefeated as a professional, stopping 2 of his last 5 opponents.
In his last fight leading up to this contest, he had won against Ionut Baluta on 30th April 2021 by majority decision in their 12 round contest at York Hall, London, United Kingdom.
Previous to that, he had won against Sofiane Takoucht on 15th August 2020 by technical knockout in the 10th round at BT Sport Studio, London.
Going into that contest, he had beat Vladimir Nikitin on 14th December 2019 by unanimous decision in their 10 round contest at Madison Square Garden, New York, United States.
Before that, he had defeated Diego Alberto Ruiz on 3rd August 2019 by technical knockout in the 9th round at Marquee, Falls Park, Northern Ireland, United Kingdom.
He had won against Ruben Garcia on 17th March 2019 by unanimous decision in their 10 round contest at Madison Square Garden, New York, United States.
Jason Cunningham had beaten 4 of his last 5 opponents.
In his last fight before this contest, he had defeated Gamal Yafai on 15th May 2021 by unanimous decision in their 12 round contest at Manchester Arena, Lancashire, United Kingdom.
Previous to that, he had defeated Michael Horabin on 22nd February 2020 by points in the 4th round at Doncaster Dome, Yorkshire.
Going into that contest, he had beat Adam Hutchinson on 4th October 2019 by points in the 6th round at Doncaster Dome, Yorkshire.
Before that, he had won against Michael Mooney on 19th July 2019 by points in the 4th round at Magna Centre, Yorkshire.
Hehad been beaten by Michael Conlan on 22nd December 2018 by unanimous decision in their 10 round contest at Manchester Arena, Manchester.
In terms of activity leading into the fight, Michael Conlan had been fighting more than Jason Cunningham.
Going to this contest, Michael Conlan had last fought 8 months and 23 days ago, while Jason Cunningham's last outing had been 8 months and 7 days ago.
Conlan's last 5 fights had come over a period of 2 years, 10 months and 5 days, meaning he had been fighting on average every 6 months and 27 days. In those fights, he fought a total of 51 rounds, meaning that they had lasted 10.2 rounds on average.
Cunningham's last 5 fights had come over a period of 3 years and 1 month, meaning he had been fighting on average every 7 months and 13 days. In those fights, he fought a total of 36 rounds, meaning that they had lasted 7.2 rounds on average.
What time did Conlan vs Cunningham start?
The fighters were expected to ringwalk at around 7:00 PM GMT at Manchester Arena, Manchester, United Kingdom, which was 2:00 PM EST or 11:00 AM PST on the West Coast of America.
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What were the odds on Conlan vs Cunningham?
Michael Conlan was a 1/100 (-9999) favourite going into the contest, while Jason Cunningham made his way into the ring at 16/1 (+1600) with oddsmakers.