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Barkley vs. Kalambay: Prediction, Odds, Date, Stats

Iran Barkley (The Blade) and Sumbu Kalambay fight for the vacant WBA middleweight title. Let's take a look at the stats, odds of winning, and the prediction for this fight.

Dec 9, 1982
14 (56%)
185 cm
188 cm
3 cm
Apr 3, 1987
6m, 20d
Title Fights
Ape Index
Last Fight
Win Streak
Oct 10, 1980
25 (54.3%)
175 cm
183 cm
8 cm
May 26, 1987
4m, 27d
Friday, 23 Oct 1987
Palazzo dello Sport, Livorno, Italy
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Iran Barkley vs. Sumbu Kalambay


This fight between Iran Barkley and Sumbu Kalambay took place on at the Livorno, Italy.

Tale of the Tape

At 185 cm, Iran Barkley is the taller of the two by 10 cms; Sumbu Kalambay is 175 cm. Besides being the taller fighter, with a reach of 188 cm, Barkley also has reach advantage of 5 cms over Kalambay's 183 cm. Kalambay has a 5 cm ape index advantage over Barkley.

Barkley is coming in to this fight with a record of 22-3 (14 KOs). His last fight was 6 months and 20 days ago against Jorge Amparo, which he won via 10 round unanimous decision.

Kalambay comes in with a record of 42-3-1 (25 KOs). His last fight was 4 months and 27 days ago against Herol Graham, which he won via 12 round unanimous decision.

Herol Graham's boxing career

Both the fighters fight out of the orthodox stance.

On the day of the fight, Barkley will be 27 years and 5 months old. Kalambay will be 31 years and 6 months old.

Prediction and Odds

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After considering the both the fighters' stats and their performance patterns, the winning odds is calculated to be at 54-46 in favor of Iran Barkley. Here is the prediction for Barkley vs Kalambay.

Iran Barkley is more likely to win, but Sumbu Kalambay could also pull it off. It is going to be competitive, nevertheless.


Sumbu Kalambay defeated Iran Barkley via 15 round UD. Barkley's 13 fight win streak comes to an end, and Kalambay advances his win streak to 6. Kalambay is now 43-3-1, and Barkley 22-4.

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  3. Sumbu Kalambay defeats Herol Graham via 12-round unanimous decision in their 2nd fight
  4. Michael Nunn defeats Iran Barkley via 12-round majority decision
  5. Iran Barkley knocks out Thomas Hearns in the 3rd round
  6. Sumbu Kalambay defeats Mike McCallum via 12-round unanimous decision
  7. Sumbu Kalambay defeats Herol Graham via 12-round unanimous decision