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Who won Barrett vs Martinez?
Zelfa Barrett beat Kiko Martinez by unanimous decision in their 12 round contest on Saturday 13th February 2021 at Wembley (SSE) Arena in London.
The scorecards were announced as 116-113, 118-111, 118-111 in favor of winner Zelfa Barrett.
The fight was scheduled to take place over 10 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 Josh Warrington losing to Mauricio Lara. Also, on the undercard Leigh Wood beat Reece Mould for the BBBOC British Featherweight belt.
Barrett vs Martinez stats
Zelfa Barrett stepped into the ring with a record of 24 wins, 1 loss and 0 draws, 15 of those wins coming by the way of knock out.
Kiko Martinez made his way to the ring with a record of 41 wins, 9 loses and 2 draws, with 29 of those wins by knock out.
The stats suggested Martinez had a slight advantage in power over Barrett, with a 71% knock out percentage over Barrett's 63%.
Zelfa Barrett was the younger man by 7 years, at 28 years old.
Barrett had a height advantage of 2 inches over Martinez. That also extended to a 2-inch reach advantage.
Both Zelfa Barrett & Kiko Martinez fought out of an orthodox stance.
Barrett was the less experienced professional fighter, having had 27 less fights, and made his debut in 2014, 10 year and 4 months later than Martinez, whose first professional fight was in 2004. He had fought 175 less professional rounds, 151 to Martinez's 326.
Zelfa Barrett went into the fight ranked number 6 by the IBF at super featherweight.
Barrett vs Martinez form
Barrett had won 5 of his most recent fights, stopping 3 of them, going the distance twice.
In his last fight leading up to this contest, he had beat Eric Donovan on 14th August 2020 by technical knockout in the 8th round at Matchroom Fight Camp, Essex, United Kingdom.
Previous to that, he had beat Jordan McCorry on 12th October 2019 by technical knockout in the 9th round in their CBC Commonwealth Super Featherweight championship fight at First Direct Arena, Leeds.
Going into that contest, he had won against Leon Woodstock on 15th June 2019 by unanimous decision in their CBC Commonwealth Super Featherweight championship fight at First Direct Arena, Leeds.
Before that, he had beat Edwin Tellez on 27th April 2019 by technical knockout in the 2nd round at Oldham Leisure Centre, Lancashire.
He had defeated Edwin Tellez on 9th June 2018 by points in the 8th round at Manchester Arena, Lancashire.
Kiko Martinez had stopped 1 of his last 5 opponents.
In his last fight before this contest, he had won against Noe Martinez Raygoza on 21st August 2020 by technical knockout in the 3rd round at El Malecon, Cantabria, Spain.
Previous to that, he had been beaten by Gary Russell Jr on 18th May 2019 by technical knockout in the 5th round in their WBC World Featherweight championship fight at Barclays Center, New York, United States.
Going into that contest, he had lost to Josh Warrington on 13th May 2017 by majority decision in their 12 round contest at First Direct Arena, Leeds, United Kingdom.
Before that, he had been beaten by Leo Santa Cruz on 27th February 2016 by technical knockout in the 5th round in their WBA Super World Featherweight championship fight at Honda Center, Anaheim, United States.
Hehad lost to Scott Quigg on 18th July 2015 by technical knockout in the 2nd round in their WBA World Super Bantamweight championship fight at Manchester Arena, Manchester, United Kingdom.
In terms of activity leading into the fight, Zelfa Barrett had been fighting more than Kiko Martinez.
Going to this contest, Zelfa Barrett had last fought 1 year, 5 months and 15 days ago, while Kiko Martinez's last outing had been 1 year, 5 months and 8 days ago.
Barrett's last 5 fights had come over a period of 3 years, 7 months and 20 days, meaning he had been fighting on average every 8 months and 23 days. In those fights, he fought a total of 39 rounds, meaning that they had lasted 7.8 rounds on average.
Martinez's last 5 fights had come over a period of 6 years, 6 months and 11 days, meaning he had been fighting on average every 1 year, 3 months and 22 days. In those fights, he fought a total of 27 rounds, meaning that they had lasted 5.4 rounds on average.
What time did Barrett vs Martinez start?
The fighters were expected to ringwalk at around 9:00 PM GMT at Wembley (SSE) Arena, London, United Kingdom, which was 4:00 PM EST or 1:00 PM PST on the West Coast of America.
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What were the odds on Barrett vs Martinez?
Zelfa Barrett was a (+100) underdog going into the contest, while Kiko Martinez made his way into the ring at (+100) with oddsmakers.