Seminole Hard Rock Hotel and Casino, Florida, United States
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Belts on The Line
Current rankings @ Cruiserweight
When is Shumenov vs Murphy?
Beibut Shumenov is set to square off against Raphael Murphy on Friday 29th January 2021 at Seminole Hard Rock Hotel and Casino in Florida.
The fight is scheduled for 12 rounds in the Cruiserweight division, which means the weight limit will be 200 pounds (14.3 stone or 90.7 KG).
This fight will appear on the undercard of Manuel Charr's and Trevor Bryan's clash for the WBA World Heavyweight championship. Also, on the undercard will be Beibut Shumenov's and Raphael Murphy's clash for the WBA World Cruiserweight belt.
Shumenov vs Murphy stats
Beibut Shumenov steps 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.
Raphael Murphy will make his way to the ring with a record of 14 wins, 1 loss and 0 draws, with 11 of those wins by knock out.
The stats suggest Murphy has advantage in power over Shumenov, with a 79% knock out percentage over Shumenov's 67%.
Beibut Shumenov is the older man by 2 years, at 37 years old.
Both Beibut Shumenov & Raphael Murphy fight out of an orthodox stance.
Shumenov is the more experienced professional fighter, having had 5 more fights, and made his debut in 2007, 2 years and 6 months earlier than Murphy, whose first professional fight was in 2010. He has fought 109 more professional rounds, 149 to Murphy's 40.
Raphael Murphy is currently ranked number 8 by the WBA in the 200lb division.
Shumenov vs Murphy 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.
Shumenov's last 5 fights have come over a period of 4 years, 2 months and 18 days, meaning he has been fighting on average every 1 year and 20 days. In those fights, he fought a total of 48 rounds, meaning that they have lasted 9.6 rounds on average.
What time does Shumenov vs Murphy start?
The fighters are expected to ringwalk at around 9:00 pm EST / 6:00 pm PST at Seminole Hard Rock Hotel and Casino, Florida, United States, which is around 2:00 am GMT in the UK.