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Kal Yafai vs Paul Butler preview
When is Yafai vs Butler?
Kal Yafai could fight Paul Butler in Autumn/Fall 2023 in the United States.
The fight would be scheduled for 12 rounds in the Super Flyweight division, which means the weight limit would be 115 pounds (8.2 stone or 52.2 KG).
Yafai vs Butler stats
Kal Yafai would step into the ring with a record of 27 wins, 1 loss and 0 draws, 15 of those wins coming by the way of knock out.
Paul Butler would make his way to the ring with a record of 34 wins, 3 loses and 0 draws, with 15 of those wins by knock out.
The stats suggest Yafai would have advantage in power over Butler, with a 56% knock out percentage over Butler's 44%.
Kal Yafai is the younger man by 1 year, at 33 years old.
Butler has a height advantage of 2 inches over Yafai.
Both Kal Yafai & Paul Butler fight out of an orthodox stance.
Yafai is currently the less experienced professional fighter, having had 9 less fights, and made his debut in 2012, 1 year and 6 months later than Butler, whose first professional fight was in 2010. He has fought 98 less professional rounds, 167 to Butler's 265.
Yafai vs Butler form
Yafai has beaten 4 of his last 5 opponents, stopping 1 of them, going the distance 3 times.
In his last fight, he defeated Jerald Paclar on 5th November 2022 by unanimous decision in their 10 round contest in United Arab Emirates.
Previous to that, he had been beaten by Roman ‘Chocolatito’ Gonzalez on 29th February 2020 by technical knockout in the 9th round in their WBA World Super Flyweight championship fight at The Ford Center at The Star, Texas, United States.
Going into that contest, he had defeated Norbelto Jimenez on 29th June 2019 by unanimous decision in their WBA World Super Flyweight championship fight at Dunkin Donuts Center, Rhode Island.
Before that, he had beat Israel Gonzalez on 24th November 2018 by unanimous decision in their WBA World Super Flyweight championship fight at Casino de Monte Carlo Salle Medecin, Monte Carlo, Monaco.
He had won against David Carmona on 26th May 2018 by technical knockout in the 7th round in their WBA World Super Flyweight championship fight at Selland Arena, Fresno, California, United States.
Paul Butler has beaten 3 of his last 5 opponents.
In his last fight, he lost to Naoya Inoue on 13th December 2022 by knockout in the 11th round in their The Ring Bantamweight, WBO World Bantamweight, IBF World Bantamweight and WBC World Bantamweight championship fight at Ariake Arena, Koto-Ku, Tokyo, Japan.
Previous to that, he had beat Jonas Sultan on 22nd April 2022 by unanimous decision in their WBO Interim World Bantamweight championship fight at Echo Arena, Merseyside, United Kingdom.
Going into that contest, he had defeated Willibaldo Garcia Perez on 25th June 2021 by split decision in their 10 round contest at Bolton Whites Hotel (formerly De Vere Whites), Lancashire.
Before that, he had lost to Emmanuel Rodriguez on 5th May 2018 by unanimous decision in their IBF World Bantamweight championship fight at The O2 Arena, London.
He had won against Stuart Hall on 30th September 2017 by unanimous decision in their 12 round contest at Echo Arena, Liverpool.
In terms of recent activity, Kal Yafai has been fighting more than Paul Butler.
Kal Yafai last fought 7 months ago, while Paul Butler's last outing was 5 months and 23 days ago.
Yafai's last 5 fights have come over a period of 5 years and 10 days, meaning he has been fighting on average every 1 year and 2 days. In those fights, he fought a total of 50 rounds, meaning that they have lasted 10 rounds on average.
Butler's last 5 fights have come over a period of 5 years, 8 months and 6 days, meaning he has been fighting on average every 1 year, 1 month and 18 days. In those fights, he fought a total of 57 rounds, meaning that they have lasted 11.4 rounds on average.
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