Stevenson vs Diaz Info
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 took place over rounds in the Featherweight division, which meant the weight limit was 126 pounds (9 stone or 57.1 KG).
Stevenson vs Diaz stats
Shakur Stevenson stepped into the ring with an undefeated record of 10 wins, zero loses and 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 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 2 years, at 23 years old.
Stevenson had a height advantage of 1 inch over Diaz.
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, who’s first professional fight was in 2013. He had fought 73 less professional rounds, 71 to Diaz's 144.
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 in the 126lb division.
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 4 of his last 5 opponents.
In his last fight leading up to this contest, he had won against Jessie Cris Rosales on 18th January 2019 by technical knockout in the 4th round at Turning Stone Resort & Casino, New York, United States.
Previous to that, he had won against Viorel Simion on 13th October 2018 by technical knockout in the 1st round at CHI Health Center, Nebraska.
Going into that contest, he had beat Carlos Ruiz on 18th August 2018 by unanimous decision in their 8 round contest at Ocean Resort Casino, New Jersey.
Before that, he had defeated Aelio Mesquita on 9th June 2018 by technical knockout in the 2nd round at MGM Grand, Las Vegas.
He had won against Roxberg Patrick Riley on 28th April 2018 by technical knockout in the 2nd round at Liacouras Center, Pennsylvania.
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.
He had 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, Christopher Diaz had been fighting more than Shakur Stevenson.
Going to this contest, Shakur Stevenson had last fought 1 year 6 months and 18 days ago, while Christopher Diaz's last outing had been 1 year 8 months and 12 days ago.
Stevenson's last 5 fights had come over a period of 8 months and 21 days, meaning he had been fighting on average every 2 months and 7 days. In those fights, he fought a total of 17 rounds, meaning that they had lasted 3.4 rounds on average.
Diaz's last 5 fights had come over a period of 1 year 7 months and 3 days, meaning he had been fighting on average every 4 months and 25 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.
Who broadcast Stevenson vs Diaz?
Stevenson vs Diaz was broadcast on ESPN PPV in the US, while the fight was broadcast in the United Kingdom by BT Sport Box Office.