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

Mike McCallum (The Bodysnatcher) challenges Sumbu Kalambay's WBA middleweight belt. Let's take a look at the stats, odds of winning, and the prediction for this fight.

32
Jan 14, 1981
32-0
7
29 (90.6%)
182 cm
189 cm
7 cm
Orthodox
Jul 18, 1987
7m, 16d
32
Age
Debut
Record
Title Fights
KOs
Height
Reach
Ape Index
Stance
Last Fight
Layoff
Win Streak
31
Oct 10, 1980
43-3-1
1
25 (53.2%)
175 cm
183 cm
8 cm
Orthodox
Oct 23, 1987
4m, 11d
6
WBA
sWL
w1
d6
WBA
MD
w1
middleweight
Saturday, 5 Mar 1988
Palazzo dello Sport, Pesaro, Italy
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Mike McCallum vs. Sumbu Kalambay I

Date

This fight between Mike McCallum and Sumbu Kalambay took place on at the Pesaro, Italy.

Tale of the Tape

At 182 cm, Mike McCallum is the taller of the two by 7 cms; Sumbu Kalambay is 175 cm. Besides being the taller fighter, with a reach of 189 cm, McCallum also has a good reach advantage of 6 cms over Kalambay's 183 cm. Kalambay has a 1 cm ape index advantage over McCallum.

McCallum is coming in to this fight with an undefeated record of 32-0 (29 KOs). His last fight was 7 months and 16 days ago against Donald Curry, which he won via 5th round KO.

Donald Curry's boxing career

Kalambay comes in with a record of 43-3-1 (25 KOs). His last fight was 4 months and 11 days ago against Iran Barkley, which he won via 15 round unanimous decision.

Iran Barkley's boxing career

Both the fighters fight out of the orthodox stance.

On the day of the fight, McCallum will be 32 years and 2 months old. Kalambay will be 31 years and 10 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 64-36 in favor of Mike McCallum. Here is the prediction for McCallum vs Kalambay.

Mike McCallum is the likely winner of the fight. Unless Sumbu Kalambay puts on a truly exceptional performance, it is going to be hard for him to win this fight.

Result

Sumbu Kalambay defeated Mike McCallum via 12 round UD. McCallum's undefeated record of 32 wins comes to an end, and Kalambay advances his win streak to 7. Kalambay is now 44-3-1, and McCallum 32-1.

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