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

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

26
Dec 20, 1984
33-0
3
23 (69.7%)
185 cm
196 cm
11 cm
Southpaw
Mar 25, 1989
4m, 20d
33
Age
Debut
Record
Title Fights
KOs
Height
Reach
Ape Index
Stance
Last Fight
Layoff
Win Streak
29
Dec 9, 1982
25-5
3
16 (53.3%)
185 cm
188 cm
3 cm
Orthodox
Feb 24, 1989
5m, 21d
-1
IBF
MD
w1
d2
WBC
MD
w1
middleweight
Monday, 14 Aug 1989
Lawlor Events Center, Reno, Nevada, U.S.
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Michael Nunn vs. Iran Barkley

Date

This fight between Michael Nunn and Iran Barkley took place on at the Lawlor Events Center, Reno, Nevada, U.S.

Tale of the Tape

At 185 cm, both the fighters are of the same height. Despite being of the same height, Nunn has a nice longer reach of 196 cm, which is 8 cms longer than Barkley's 188 cm. Nunn also has a 8 cm ape index advantage over Barkley.

Nunn is coming in to this fight with an undefeated record of 33-0 (23 KOs). His last fight was 4 months and 20 days ago against Sumbu Kalambay, which he won via 1st round KO.

Sumbu Kalambay's boxing career

Barkley comes in with a record of 25-5 (16 KOs). His last fight was 5 months and 21 days ago against Roberto Durán, which he lost via 12 round split decision.

Roberto Durán's boxing career

Michael Nunn fights out of the southpaw stance, while Iran Barkley fights out of the orthodox stance.

On the day of the fight, Nunn will be 26 years and 4 months old. Barkley will be 29 years and 3 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 68-32 in favor of Michael Nunn. Here is the prediction for Nunn vs Barkley.

Michael Nunn should win this fight. It is going to be very hard for Iran Barkley to win this one.

Result

Michael Nunn defeated Iran Barkley via 12 round MD. Barkley's losing streak continues, and Nunn advances his win streak to 34. Nunn is now 34-0, and Barkley 25-6.

Fight Recommendations

  1. James Toney stops Iran Barkley in the 9th round
  2. Michael Nunn defeats Víctor Córdoba via 12-round unanimous decision in their 2nd fight
  3. Michael Nunn defeats Marlon Starling via 12-round majority decision
  4. Michael Nunn knocks out Sumbu Kalambay in the 1st round
  5. Michael Nunn knocks out Frank Tate in the 9th round
  6. Iran Barkley knocks out Thomas Hearns in the 3rd round
  7. Michael Nunn knocks out Marcos Geraldo in the 5th round