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

Michael Nunn (Second To) defends his IBF middleweight title against Sumbu Kalambay. Let's take a look at the stats, odds of winning, and the prediction for this fight.

25
Dec 20, 1984
32-0
2
22 (68.8%)
185 cm
196 cm
11 cm
Southpaw
Nov 4, 1988
4m, 21d
32
Age
Debut
Record
Title Fights
KOs
Height
Reach
Ape Index
Stance
Last Fight
Layoff
Win Streak
32
Oct 10, 1980
46-3-1
4
26 (52%)
175 cm
183 cm
8 cm
Orthodox
Nov 8, 1988
4m, 17d
9
IBF
MD
w1
d1
WBATheRing
MD
w1
d3
MD
e1
d2
middleweight
Saturday, 25 Mar 1989
Las Vegas Hilton, Winchester, Nevada, U.S.
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Michael Nunn vs. Sumbu Kalambay

Date

This fight between Michael Nunn and Sumbu Kalambay took place on at the Las Vegas, Nevada.

Tale of the Tape

At 185 cm, Michael Nunn is the taller of the two by 10 cms; Sumbu Kalambay is 175 cm. Besides being the taller fighter, with a reach of 196 cm, Nunn also has a significant reach advantage of 13 cms over Kalambay's 183 cm. On top of that, Nunn also has a 3 cm ape index advantage over Kalambay.

Nunn is coming in to this fight with an undefeated record of 32-0 (22 KOs). His last fight was 4 months and 21 days ago against Juan Roldán, which he won via 8th round KO.

Kalambay comes in with a record of 46-3-1 (26 KOs). His last fight was 4 months and 17 days ago against Doug DeWitt, which he won via 7th round TKO.

Michael Nunn fights out of the southpaw stance, while Sumbu Kalambay fights out of the orthodox stance.

On the day of the fight, Nunn will be 25 years and 11 months old. Kalambay will be 32 years and 11 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 55-45 in favor of Michael Nunn. Here is the prediction for Nunn vs Kalambay.

The chances of Michael Nunn winning is higher, but Sumbu Kalambay cannot be counted out. Kalambay could make it competitive, maybe even win.

Result

Michael Nunn defeated Sumbu Kalambay via 1st round KO to retain the IBF middleweight title. Kalambay's 9 fight win streak comes to an end, and Nunn advances his win streak to 33. Nunn is now 33-0, and Kalambay 46-4-1.

Fight Recommendations

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  2. Mike McCallum defeats Sumbu Kalambay via 12-round split decision in their 2nd fight
  3. Michael Nunn defeats Marlon Starling via 12-round majority decision
  4. Michael Nunn defeats Iran Barkley via 12-round majority decision
  5. Michael Nunn knocks out Frank Tate in the 9th round
  6. Sumbu Kalambay defeats Mike McCallum via 12-round unanimous decision
  7. Ayub Kalule defeats Sumbu Kalambay via 12-round split decision