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Who won Barrett vs Sanchez?
Zelfa Barrett beat Jason Sanchez by unanimous decision in their 12 round contest on Saturday 22nd April 2023 at Motorpoint Arena Cardiff in Cardiff.
The scorecards were announced as 119-108, 118-110, 116-111 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 Shavkatdzhon Rakhimov losing to Joe Cordina for the IBF World Junior Lightweight championship. Also, on the undercard Gavin Gwynne beat Craig Woodruff for the BBBOC British Lightweight belt, Jordan Thompson defeated Luke Watkins, Sandy Ryan was victorious over Marie Pier Houle and Skye Nicolson beat Linda Laura Lecca.
Barrett vs Sanchez stats
Back in April 2023, Zelfa Barrett stepped into the ring with a record of 28 wins, 2 loses and 0 draws, 16 of those wins coming by the way of knock out.
Jason Sanchez made his way to the ring with a record of 16 wins, 3 loses and 0 draws, with 9 of those wins by knock out.
The stats suggested Barrett had a slight advantage in power over Sanchez, with a 57% knock out percentage over Sanchez's 56%.
Zelfa Barrett was the older man by 1 year, at 30 years old.
Barrett had a height advantage of 1 inch over Sanchez.
Both Zelfa Barrett & Jason Sanchez fought out of an orthodox stance.
Barrett was arguably the more experienced fighter, having had 11 more fights, and made his debut in 2014, 1 year and 10 months later than Sanchez, whose first professional fight was in 2012. He had fought 80 more professional rounds, 192 to Sanchez's 112.
Zelfa Barrett went into the fight ranked number 15 by the WBA and 8 by the IBF at super featherweight.
Barrett vs Sanchez 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 lost to 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.
Previous to that, he had defeated Faroukh Kourbanov on 4th June 2022 by unanimous decision in their 12 round contest at Motorpoint Arena, Wales, United Kingdom.
Going into that contest, he had beat Bruno Tarimo on 18th December 2021 by unanimous decision in their 12 round contest at Manchester Arena, Lancashire.
Before that, he had won against Viorel Simion on 14th August 2021 by technical knockout in the 5th round at Matchroom HQ Garden, Essex.
He had beat Kiko Martinez on 13th February 2021 by unanimous decision in their 12 round contest at Wembley (SSE) Arena, London.
Barrett's last 5 fights had come over a period of 2 years, 2 months and 9 days, meaning he had been fighting on average every 5 months and 8 days. In those fights, he fought a total of 50 rounds, meaning that they had lasted 10 rounds on average.
Sanchez's last 3 fights had come over a period of 3 years, 10 months and 14 days, meaning he had been fighting on average every 1 year, 3 months and 16 days. In those fights, he fought a total of 32 rounds, meaning that they had lasted 10.7 rounds on average.
What time did Barrett vs Sanchez start?
The fighters were expected to ringwalk at around 7:30 PM BST at Motorpoint Arena Cardiff, Cardiff, United Kingdom, which was 2:30 PM EST or 11:30 AM PST on the West Coast of America.
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What were the odds on Barrett vs Sanchez?
Zelfa Barrett was a 2/9 (-450) favourite going into the contest, while Jason Sanchez made his way into the ring at 10/3 (+330) with oddsmakers.
|Winner / Verdict||% of users|
|Zelfa Barrett - Decision||66.67%|
|Zelfa Barrett - KO||33.33%|
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