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Shakur Stevenson vs Michael Conlan preview
When is Stevenson vs Conlan?
Shakur Stevenson could face the challenge of Michael Conlan in Autumn/Fall 2023 in the United States.
The fight would be contested over 12 rounds in the Featherweight division, which means the weight limit would be 126 pounds (9 stone or 57.1 KG).
Stevenson vs Conlan stats
Shakur Stevenson would step into the ring with an undefeated record of 19 wins, zero loses and 0 draws, 9 of those wins coming by the way of knock out.
Michael Conlan would make his way to the ring with a record of 18 wins, 1 loss and 0 draws, with 9 of those wins by knock out.
The stats suggest Conlan would have a slight advantage in power over Stevenson, with a 50% knock out percentage over Stevenson's 47%.
Shakur Stevenson is the younger man by 6 years, at 25 years old.
Conlan has a height advantage of 1 inch over Stevenson. This also extends to a 1-inch reach advantage.
Both Shakur Stevenson & Michael Conlan fight out of an orthodox stance.
Stevenson is currently arguably the less experienced fighter, having had the same amount of fights, and made his debut in 2017, 1 month later than Conlan, whose first professional fight was in 2017. He has fought 11 less professional rounds, 127 to Conlan's 138.
Michael Conlan is currently ranked number 1 by the WBC, 3 by the WBO, 6 by the IBF and 10 by the RING in the 126lb division.
Stevenson vs Conlan form
Stevenson remains undefeated as a professional, stopping 1 of his last 5 opponents.
In his last fight, he beat Robson Conceicao on 23rd September 2022 by unanimous decision in their WBC World Super Featherweight and WBO World Junior Lightweight championship fight at Prudential Center, Newark, United States.
Previous to that, he had beat Oscar Valdez on 30th April 2022 by unanimous decision in their WBC World Super Featherweight, WBO World Junior Lightweight and The Ring Junior Lightweight championship fight at MGM Grand, Las Vegas.
Going into that contest, he had won against Jamel Herring on 23rd October 2021 by technical knockout in the 10th round in their WBO World Junior Lightweight championship fight at State Farm Arena, Georgia.
Before that, he had beat Jeremia Nakathila on 12th June 2021 by unanimous decision in their WBO Interim World Junior Lightweight championship fight at Virgin Hotels, Las Vegas.
He had defeated Toka Kahn Clary on 12th December 2020 by unanimous decision in their 10 round contest at The Bubble, MGM Grand, Nevada.
Conlan has beaten 4 of his last 5 opponents, stopping 1 of them, going the distance 3 times.
In his last fight, he won against Karim Guerfi on 10th December 2022 by knockout in the 1st round at The SSE Arena (Odyssey Arena), Belfast, United Kingdom.
Previous to that, he had won against Miguel Marriaga on 6th August 2022 by unanimous decision in their 10 round contest at The SSE Arena, Belfast.
Going into that contest, he had been beaten by Leigh Wood on 12th March 2022 by technical knockout in the 12th round in their WBA World Featherweight championship fight at Motorpoint Arena, Nottingham.
Before that, he had defeated TJ Doheny on 6th August 2021 by unanimous decision in their 12 round contest at Falls Park, Northern Ireland.
He had beat Ionut Baluta on 30th April 2021 by majority decision in their 12 round contest at York Hall, London.
In terms of recent activity, Michael Conlan has been fighting more than Shakur Stevenson.
Shakur Stevenson last fought 6 months and 6 days ago, while Michael Conlan's last outing was 3 months and 19 days ago.
Stevenson's last 5 fights have come over a period of 2 years, 3 months and 17 days, meaning he has been fighting on average every 5 months and 16 days. In those fights, he fought a total of 56 rounds, meaning that they have lasted 11.2 rounds on average.
Conlan's last 5 fights have come over a period of 1 year, 10 months and 27 days, meaning he has been fighting on average every 4 months and 19 days. In those fights, he fought a total of 47 rounds, meaning that they have lasted 9.4 rounds on average.
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