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Beibut Shumenov vs Ryad Merhy preview
When is Shumenov vs Merhy?
Beibut Shumenov could face Ryad Merhy in Autumn/Fall 2023 in the United States.
The fight would be scheduled for 12 rounds in the Cruiserweight division, which means the weight limit would be 200 pounds (14.3 stone or 90.7 KG).
Shumenov vs Merhy stats
Beibut Shumenov would step into the ring with a record of 18 wins, 2 loses and 0 draws, 12 of those wins coming by the way of knock out.
Ryad Merhy would make his way to the ring with a record of 31 wins, 1 loss and 0 draws, with 26 of those wins by knock out.
The stats suggest Merhy would have advantage in power over Shumenov, with a 84% knock out percentage over Shumenov's 67%.
Beibut Shumenov is the older man by 9 years, at 39 years old.
Shumenov has a height advantage of 3 inches over Merhy.
Both Beibut Shumenov & Ryad Merhy fight out of an orthodox stance.
Shumenov is currently arguably the less experienced fighter, having had 12 less fights, and made his debut in 2007, 5 years and 7 months earlier than Merhy, whose first professional fight was in 2013. He has fought 6 less professional rounds, 149 to Merhy's 155.
Shumenov vs Merhy form
Shumenov has beaten 4 of his last 5 opponents, stopping 3 of them, going the distance once.
In his last fight, he defeated Hizni Altunkaya on 7th July 2018 by technical knockout in the 9th round in their WBA World Cruiserweight championship fight at Barys Arena, Astana, Kazakhstan.
Previous to that, he had defeated Junior Anthony Wright on 21st May 2016 by technical knockout in the 10th round in their WBA World Cruiserweight championship fight at The Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas, Chelsea Ballroom, Las Vegas, United States.
Going into that contest, he had beat BJ Flores on 25th July 2015 by unanimous decision in their WBA Interim World Cruiserweight championship fight at Palms Casino and Resort, Pearl Theater, Las Vegas.
Before that, he had won against Bobby Thomas Jr on 13th December 2014 by technical knockout in the 5th round at MGM Grand, Las Vegas.
He had been beaten by Bernard Hopkins on 19th April 2014 by split decision in their WBA Super World Light Heavyweight and IBF World Light heavyweight championship fight at DC Armory, Washington.
Merhy has won 5 of his most recent fights, stopping 4 of them, going the distance once.
In his last fight, he beat Zhaoxin Zhang on 17th July 2021 by technical knockout in the 8th round in their WBA World Cruiserweight championship fight at Bruxelles-Capitale, Bruxelles-Capitale, Belgium.
Previous to that, he had beat Imre Szello on 19th October 2019 by knockout in the 7th round in their WBA Interim World Cruiserweight championship fight at Spiroudome Arena, Hainaut.
Going into that contest, he had defeated Cesar David Crenz on 4th May 2019 by knockout in the 3rd round at Spiroudome Arena, Hainaut.
Before that, he had won against Samuel Clarkson on 15th December 2018 by knockout in the 4th round at Spiroudome Arena, Hainaut.
He had defeated Demetrius Banks on 20th October 2018 by unanimous decision in their 8 round contest at Country Hall de Liège, Liege.
In terms of recent activity, Ryad Merhy has been fighting more than Beibut Shumenov.
Beibut Shumenov last fought 4 years, 8 months and 15 days ago, while Ryad Merhy's last outing was 1 year, 8 months and 5 days ago.
Shumenov's last 5 fights have come over a period of 8 years, 11 months and 3 days, meaning he has been fighting on average every 1 year, 9 months and 13 days. In those fights, he fought a total of 48 rounds, meaning that they have lasted 9.6 rounds on average.
Merhy's last 5 fights have come over a period of 4 years, 5 months and 2 days, meaning he has been fighting on average every 10 months and 18 days. In those fights, he fought a total of 30 rounds, meaning that they have lasted 6 rounds on average.
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