Tape rankings @ Super Featherweight
Who won Barrett vs Ion?
Zelfa Barrett beat Costin Ion by points in the 8th round on Saturday 25th November 2023 at 3Arena in Dublin.
The scorecards were announced as 78-75 in favor of winner Zelfa Barrett.
The fight was scheduled to take place over 12 rounds in the Super Featherweight division, which meant the weight limit was 130 pounds (9.3 stone or 59 KG).
This fight appeared on the undercard of Chantelle Cameron losing to Katie Taylor. Also, on the undercard Skye Nicolson beat Lucy Wildheart, Paddy Donovan defeated Danny Ball, Gary Cully was victorious over Reece Mould, John Cooney beat Liam Gaynor and Jamie Morrissey was overcome by Emmet Brennan.
Barrett vs Ion stats
Zelfa Barrett stepped into the ring with a record of 29 wins, 2 loses and 0 draws.
Costin Ion made his way to the ring with a record of 10 wins, 4 loses and 2 draws.
Zelfa Barrett was the older man by 1 year, at 30 years old.
Barrett had a height advantage of 2 inches over Ion.
Both Zelfa Barrett & Costin Ion fought out of an orthodox stance.
Barrett was arguably the more experienced fighter, having had 15 more fights, and made his debut in 2014, 2 year and 3 months later than Ion, whose first professional fight was in 2012. He had fought 99 more professional rounds, 192 to Ion's 93.
Zelfa Barrett went into the fight ranked number 8 by the WBA and 13 by the IBF at super featherweight.
Barrett vs Ion form
Barrett had beaten 4 of his last 5 opponents, stopping 1 of them, going the distance 3 times.
In his last fight before this contest, he had defeated Jason Sanchez on 22nd April 2023 by unanimous decision in their 12 round contest at Cardiff International Arena, Cardiff, United Kingdom.
Previous to that, he had been beaten by Shavkatdzhon Rakhimov on 5th November 2022 by technical knockout in the 9th round in their IBF World Junior Lightweight championship fight at Etihad Arena, Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates.
Going into that contest, he had defeated Faroukh Kourbanov on 4th June 2022 by unanimous decision in their 12 round contest at Motorpoint Arena, Wales, United Kingdom.
Before that, he had beat Bruno Tarimo on 18th December 2021 by unanimous decision in their 12 round contest at Manchester Arena, Lancashire.
He had won against Viorel Simion on 14th August 2021 by technical knockout in the 5th round at Matchroom HQ Garden, Essex.
Barrett's last 5 fights had come over a period of 2 years, 3 months and 11 days, meaning he had been fighting on average every 5 months and 15 days. In those fights, he fought a total of 50 rounds, meaning that they had lasted 10 rounds on average.
What time did Barrett vs Ion start?
The fighters were expected to ringwalk at around 7:30 PM UTC at 3Arena, Dublin, Ireland, which was 2:30 PM EST or 11:30 AM PST on the West Coast of America, or 7:30 PM GMT in the UK.
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What were the odds on Barrett vs Ion?
Zelfa Barrett was a 1/16 (-1700) favourite going into the contest, while Costin Ion made his way into the ring at 13/2 (+650) with oddsmakers.