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Oleksandr Usyk vs Canelo Alvarez preview
When is Usyk vs Canelo?
Oleksandr Usyk could fight Canelo Alvarez 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).
Usyk vs Canelo stats
Oleksandr Usyk would step into the ring with an undefeated record of 20 wins, zero loses and 0 draws, 13 of those wins coming by the way of knock out.
Canelo Alvarez would make his way to the ring with a record of 58 wins, 2 loses and 2 draws, with 39 of those wins by knock out.
The stats suggest Canelo would have a slight advantage in power over Usyk, with a 67% knock out percentage over Usyk's 65%.
Oleksandr Usyk is the older man by 4 years, at 36 years old.
Usyk has a height advantage of 6 inches over Canelo. This also extends to a 8-inch reach advantage.
Oleksandr Usyk fights out of the southpaw stance, while Canelo Alvarez is an orthodox fighter.
Usyk is currently the less experienced professional fighter, having had 42 less fights, and made his debut in 2013, 8 year later than Canelo, whose first professional fight was in 2005. He has fought 292 less professional rounds, 168 to Canelo's 460.
Usyk vs Canelo form
Usyk remains undefeated as a professional, stopping 2 of his last 5 opponents.
In his last fight, he defeated Anthony Joshua on 20th August 2022 by split decision in their IBF World Heavyweight, WBA Super World Heavyweight, WBO World Heavyweight and The Ring Heavyweight championship fight at Jeddah Superdome, Jeddah, Saudi Arabia.
Previous to that, he had defeated Anthony Joshua on 25th September 2021 by unanimous decision in their WBA Super World Heavyweight, IBF World Heavyweight and WBO World Heavyweight championship fight at Tottenham Hotspur Stadium, London, United Kingdom.
Going into that contest, he had beat Derek Chisora on 31st October 2020 by unanimous decision in their 12 round contest at Wembley (SSE) Arena, London.
Before that, he had won against Chazz Witherspoon on 12th October 2019 by technical knockout in the 7th round at Wintrust Arena, Illinois, United States.
He had beat Tony Bellew on 10th November 2018 by knockout in the 8th round in their WBA Super World Cruiserweight, WBC World Cruiserweight, IBF World Cruiserweight and WBO World Cruiserweight championship fight at Manchester Arena, Manchester, United Kingdom.
Canelo has beaten 4 of his last 5 opponents, stopping 3 of them, going the distance once.
In his last fight, he defeated Gennady Golovkin on 17th September 2022 by unanimous decision in their The Ring Super Middleweight, WBC World Super Middleweight, WBA Super World Super Middleweight and IBF World Super Middleweight championship fight at T-Mobile Arena, Las Vegas, United States.
Previous to that, he had been beaten by Dmitry Bivol on 7th May 2022 by unanimous decision in their WBA Super World Light Heavyweight championship fight at T-Mobile Arena, Las Vegas.
Going into that contest, he had defeated Caleb Plant on 6th November 2021 by knockout in the 11th round in their WBC World Super Middleweight, WBA Super World Super Middleweight, IBF World Super Middleweight and WBO World Super Middleweight championship fight at MGM Grand, Grand Garden Arena, Nevada.
Before that, he had won against Billy Joe Saunders on 8th May 2021 by technical knockout in the 8th round in their WBC World Super Middleweight, WBA Super World Super Middleweight, WBO World Super Middleweight and The Ring Super Middleweight championship fight at AT&T Stadium, Arlington.
He had defeated Avni Yildirim on 27th February 2021 by technical knockout in the 3rd round in their WBC World Super Middleweight, WBA Super World Super Middleweight and The Ring Super Middleweight championship fight at Hard Rock Stadium, Florida.
In terms of recent activity, Canelo Alvarez has been fighting more than Oleksandr Usyk.
Oleksandr Usyk last fought 7 months and 3 days ago, while Canelo Alvarez's last outing was 6 months and 6 days ago.
Usyk's last 5 fights have come over a period of 4 years, 4 months and 13 days, meaning he has been fighting on average every 10 months and 14 days. In those fights, he fought a total of 51 rounds, meaning that they have lasted 10.2 rounds on average.
Canelo's last 5 fights have come over a period of 2 years and 24 days, meaning he has been fighting on average every 4 months and 30 days. In those fights, he fought a total of 46 rounds, meaning that they have lasted 9.2 rounds on average.
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