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Who won Stevenson vs Diaz?
Shakur Stevenson beat Christopher Diaz by unanimous decision in their 10 round contest on Saturday 20th April 2019 at Madison Square Garden in New York.
The scorecards were announced as 100-90, 99-91, 98-92 in favor of winner Shakur Stevenson.
The fight was scheduled to take place over 10 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 Terence Crawford beating Amir Khan for the WBO World Welterweight championship. Also, on the undercard Teofimo Lopez beat Edis Tatli and Felix Verdejo defeated Bryan Vasquez.
Stevenson vs Diaz stats
Shakur Stevenson stepped into the ring with an undefeated record of 10 wins, zero loses and 0 draws, 6 of those wins coming by the way of knock out.
Christopher Diaz made his way to the ring with a record of 24 wins, 1 loss and 0 draws, with 16 of those wins by knock out.
The stats suggested Diaz had a slight advantage in power over Stevenson, with a 67% knock out percentage over Stevenson's 60%.
Shakur Stevenson was the younger man by 3 years, at 24 years old.
Stevenson had a height advantage of 1 inch over Diaz. That also extended to a 4-inch reach advantage.
Both Shakur Stevenson & Christopher Diaz fought out of an orthodox stance.
Stevenson was the less experienced professional fighter, having had 15 less fights, and made his debut in 2017, 3 year and 6 months later than Diaz, whose first professional fight was in 2013. He had fought 51 less professional rounds, 115 to Diaz's 166.
Shakur Stevenson went into the fight ranked number 3 by the WBA, 7 by the WBC, 6 by the WBO and 8 by the IBF at featherweight.
Christopher Diaz was ranked number 15 by the WBC, 3 by the WBO and 12 by the IBF in the 126lb division.
Stevenson vs Diaz form
Stevenson 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 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, United States.
Previous to that, he had won against Jeremia Nakathila on 12th June 2021 by unanimous decision in their WBO Interim World Junior Lightweight championship fight at Virgin Hotels, Las Vegas.
Going into that contest, he had beat Toka Kahn Clary on 12th December 2020 by unanimous decision in their 10 round contest at The Bubble, MGM Grand, Nevada.
Before that, he had defeated Felix Caraballo on 9th June 2020 by knockout in the 6th round at The Bubble, MGM Grand, Nevada.
He had won against Joet Gonzalez on 26th October 2019 by unanimous decision in their WBO World Featherweight championship fight at Reno-Sparks Convention Center, Nevada.
Christopher Diaz had stopped 4 of his last 5 opponents.
In his last fight before this contest, he had defeated David Berna on 24th November 2018 by knockout in the 1st round at Sheraton Puerto Rico Hotel & Casino, San Juan, Puerto Rico.
Previous to that, he had been beaten by Masayuki Ito on 28th July 2018 by unanimous decision in their WBO World Junior Lightweight championship fight at Kissimmee, Florida, United States.
Going into that contest, he had defeated Braulio Rodriguez on 17th March 2018 by technical knockout in the 4th round at Madison Square Garden, New York.
Before that, he had beat Casey Ramos on 9th December 2017 by technical knockout in the 3rd round at Madison Square Garden, New York.
Hehad won against Jose Estrella on 21st April 2017 by knockout in the 3rd round at Osceola Heritage Center, Florida.
In terms of activity leading into the fight, Shakur Stevenson had been fighting more than Christopher Diaz.
Going to this contest, Shakur Stevenson had last fought 7 months and 1 day ago, while Christopher Diaz's last outing had been 3 years and 6 months ago.
Stevenson's last 5 fights had come over a period of 2 years, 6 months and 28 days, meaning he had been fighting on average every 6 months and 7 days. In those fights, he fought a total of 50 rounds, meaning that they had lasted 10 rounds on average.
Diaz's last 5 fights had come over a period of 5 years, 1 month and 3 days, meaning he had been fighting on average every 1 year and 6 days. In those fights, he fought a total of 23 rounds, meaning that they had lasted 4.6 rounds on average.
What time did Stevenson vs Diaz start?
The fighters were expected to ringwalk at around 9:00 PM EST / 6:00 PM PST at Madison Square Garden, New York, United States, which was around 2:00 AM BST in the UK.
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What were the odds on Stevenson vs Diaz?
Shakur Stevenson was a (+100) underdog going into the contest, while Christopher Diaz made his way into the ring at (+100) with oddsmakers.