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 younger man by 2 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 125 less professional rounds, 137 to Cunningham's 262.
Conlan vs Cunningham form
Conlan had won 5 of his most recent fights, stopping 2 of them, going the distance 3 times.
In his last fight leading up to this contest, he had won against Adeilson Dos Santos on 30th June 2018 by points in the 8th round at Odyssey Arena, Belfast, United Kingdom.
Previous to that, he had won against Ibon Larrinaga on 12th May 2018 by unanimous decision in their 8 round contest at Madison Square Garden, New York, United States.
Going into that contest, he had beat David Berna on 17th March 2018 by technical knockout in the 2nd round at Madison Square Garden, New York.
Before that, he had defeated Luis Fernando Molina on 9th December 2017 by unanimous decision in their 6 round contest at Madison Square Garden, New York.
He had won against Kenny Guzman on 22nd September 2017 by technical knockout in the 2nd round at Convention Center, Arizona.
Conlan's last 5 fights had come over a period of 4 years, 10 months and 25 days, meaning he had been fighting on average every 11 months and 23 days. In those fights, he fought a total of 26 rounds, meaning that they had lasted 5.2 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.