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Who won Hart vs Barrera?
Jesse Hart beat Sullivan Barrera by unanimous decision in their 10 round contest on Saturday 15th June 2019 at MGM Grand in Las Vegas.
The scorecards were announced as 99-90, 96-93, 97-92 in favor of winner Jesse Hart.
The fight was scheduled to take place over 10 rounds in the Light Heavyweight division, which meant the weight limit was 175 pounds (12.5 stone or 79.4 KG).
This fight appeared on the undercard of Tyson Fury's and Tom Schwarz's clash.
Hart vs Barrera stats
Jesse Hart stepped into the ring with a record of 25 wins, 2 loses and 0 draws, 21 of those wins coming by the way of knock out.
Sullivan Barrera made his way to the ring with a record of 22 wins, 2 loses and 0 draws, with 14 of those wins by knock out.
The stats suggested Hart had advantage in power over Barrera, with a 84% knock out percentage over Barrera's 64%.
Jesse Hart was the younger man by 7 years, at 32 years old.
Hart had a height advantage of 1 inch over Barrera. That also extended to a 5-inch reach advantage.
Both Jesse Hart & Sullivan Barrera fought out of an orthodox stance.
Hart was arguably the less experienced fighter, having had 3 more fights, and made his debut in 2012, 2 year and 9 months later than Barrera, whose first professional fight was in 2009. He had fought 8 less professional rounds, 142 to Barrera's 150.
Sullivan Barrera was ranked number 2 by the WBA, 7 by the WBC, 7 by the WBO and 12 by the IBF in the 175lb division.
Hart vs Barrera form
Jesse Hart had stopped 3 of his last 5 opponents.
In his last fight before this contest, he had lost to Gilberto Ramirez on 14th December 2018 by majority decision in their WBO World Super Middleweight championship fight at American Bank Center, Texas, United States.
Previous to that, he had won against Mike Gavronski on 18th August 2018 by technical knockout in the 3rd round at Ocean Resort Casino, New Jersey.
Going into that contest, he had beat Demond Nicholson on 28th April 2018 by technical knockout in the 7th round at Liacouras Center, Pennsylvania.
Before that, he had defeated Thomas Awimbono on 3rd February 2018 by technical knockout in the 1st round at Bank of America Center, Texas.
He had been beaten by Gilberto Ramirez on 22nd September 2017 by unanimous decision in their WBO World Super Middleweight championship fight at Convention Center, Arizona, USA.
Barrera 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 won against Sean Monaghan on 3rd November 2018 by unanimous decision in their 10 round contest at Aviator Sports Complex, New York, United States.
Previous to that, he had lost to Dmitry Bivol on 3rd March 2018 by technical knockout in the 12th round in their WBA World Light Heavyweight championship fight at Madison Square Garden, New York.
Going into that contest, he had won against Felix Valera on 25th November 2017 by unanimous decision in their 10 round contest at Madison Square Garden, New York.
Before that, he had defeated Joe Smith Jr on 15th July 2017 by unanimous decision in their 10 round contest at Forum, Inglewood.
Hehad beat Felix Valera on 15th April 2017 by technical knockout in the 5th round at Mohegan Sun Casino, Uncasville.
In terms of activity leading into the fight, Jesse Hart had been fighting more than Sullivan Barrera.
Going to this contest, Jesse Hart had last fought 2 years, 10 months and 10 days ago, while Sullivan Barrera's last outing had been 2 years, 11 months and 21 days ago.
Hart's last 5 fights had come over a period of 4 years, 1 month and 2 days, meaning he had been fighting on average every 9 months and 25 days. In those fights, he fought a total of 35 rounds, meaning that they had lasted 7 rounds on average.
Barrera's last 5 fights had come over a period of 4 years, 6 months and 9 days, meaning he had been fighting on average every 10 months and 26 days. In those fights, he fought a total of 47 rounds, meaning that they had lasted 9.4 rounds on average.
What time did Hart vs Barrera start?
The fighters were expected to ringwalk at around 10:00 PM EST / 7:00 PM PST at MGM Grand, Las Vegas, United States, which was around 3:00 AM BST in the UK.
Who broadcast Hart vs Barrera?
Hart vs Barrera was broadcast on ESPN+ in the US.
What were the odds on Hart vs Barrera?
Jesse Hart was a (+100) underdog going into the contest, while Sullivan Barrera made his way into the ring at (+100) with oddsmakers.