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Who won Yafai vs Cunningham?
Jason Cunningham beat Gamal Yafai by unanimous decision in their 12 round contest on Saturday 15th May 2021 at Manchester Arena in Lancashire.
The scorecards were announced as 111-114, 111-114, 110-115 in favor of winner Jason Cunningham.
The fight was scheduled to take place over 12 rounds in the Super Bantamweight division, which meant the weight limit was 122 pounds (8.7 stone or 55.3 KG).
This fight appeared on the undercard of Joshua Buatsi beating Daniel Blenda Dos Santos. Also, on the undercard Lerrone Richards defeated Giovanni De Carolis, Dalton Smith was victorious over Lee Appleyard and Tommy McCarthy beat Alexandru Jur.
Yafai vs Cunningham stats
Back in May 2021, Gamal Yafai stepped into the ring with a record of 18 wins, 1 loss and 0 draws, 10 of those wins coming by the way of knock out.
Jason Cunningham made his way to the ring with a record of 28 wins, 6 loses and 0 draws, with 6 of those wins by knock out.
The stats suggested Yafai had a massive power advantage over Cunningham, boosting at 56% knock out percentage over Cunningham's 21%.
Gamal Yafai was the younger man by 2 years, at 30 years old.
Cunningham had a height advantage of 1 inch over Yafai.
Gamal Yafai fought out of the orthodox stance, while Jason Cunningham was a southpaw.
Yafai was the less experienced professional fighter, having had 15 less fights, and made his debut in 2014, 2 year and 5 months later than Cunningham, whose first professional fight was in 2011. He had fought 133 less professional rounds, 140 to Cunningham's 273.
Gamal Yafai went into the fight ranked number 10 by the IBF at super bantamweight.
Yafai vs Cunningham form
Yafai had beaten 4 of his last 5 opponents, stopping 1 of them, going the distance 3 times.
In his last fight leading up to this contest, he had defeated Luca Rigoldi on 17th December 2020 by points in the 12th round at Allianz Cloud, Lombardia, Italy.
Previous to that, he had been beaten by Gavin McDonnell on 3rd March 2018 by unanimous decision in their 12 round contest at Sheffield Arena, Sheffield, United Kingdom.
Going into that contest, he had defeated Josh Wale on 30th July 2016 by unanimous decision in their CBC Commonwealth Super Bantamweight championship fight at First Direct Arena, Leeds.
Before that, he had beat Bobby Jenkinson on 5th March 2016 by knockout in the 7th round in their CBC Commonwealth Super Bantamweight championship fight at Genting Arena, Birmingham.
He had won against Nasibu Ramadhani on 17th October 2015 by points in the 10th round at Barclaycard Arena (formerly NIA) , Birmingham.
Jason Cunningham had beaten 3 of his last 5 opponents.
In his last fight before this contest, he had beat Michael Horabin on 22nd February 2020 by points in the 4th round at Doncaster Dome, Yorkshire, United Kingdom.
Previous to that, he had beat Adam Hutchinson on 4th October 2019 by points in the 6th round at Doncaster Dome, Yorkshire.
Going into that contest, he had defeated Michael Mooney on 19th July 2019 by points in the 4th round at Magna Centre, Yorkshire.
Before that, he had lost to Michael Conlan on 22nd December 2018 by unanimous decision in their 10 round contest at Manchester Arena, Manchester.
He had been beaten by Kal Yafai on 17th October 2015 by unanimous decision in their BBBOC British Super Flyweight championship fight at Barclaycard Arena (formerly NIA) , Birmingham.
In terms of activity leading into the fight, Jason Cunningham had been fighting more than Gamal Yafai.
Going to this contest, Gamal Yafai had last fought 4 months and 28 days ago, while Jason Cunningham's last outing had been 1 year, 2 months and 23 days ago.
Yafai's last 5 fights had come over a period of 5 years, 6 months and 28 days, meaning he had been fighting on average every 1 year, 1 month and 11 days. In those fights, he fought a total of 53 rounds, meaning that they had lasted 10.6 rounds on average.
Cunningham's last 5 fights had come over a period of 5 years, 6 months and 28 days, meaning he had been fighting on average every 1 year, 1 month and 11 days. In those fights, he fought a total of 36 rounds, meaning that they had lasted 7.2 rounds on average.
What time did Yafai vs Cunningham start?
The fighters were expected to ringwalk at around 8:00 PM BST at Manchester Arena, Lancashire, United Kingdom, which was 3:00 PM EST or 12:00 PM PST on the West Coast of America.
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