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Zelfa Barrett vs Viorel Simion report
Who won Barrett vs Simion?
Zelfa Barrett beat Viorel Simion by technical knockout in the 5th round on Saturday 14th August 2021 at Matchroom Fight Camp in Essex.
The scorecards were announced as in favor of winner Zelfa Barrett.
The fight was scheduled to take place over 8 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 Joshua Buatsi beating Ricards Bolotniks for the WBA Super World Light Flyweight championship. Also, on the undercard Michael McKinson beat Przemyslaw Runowski, Ukashir Farooq defeated Luis Gerardo Castillo and Joe Cordina was victorious over Joshuah Hernandez.
Barrett vs Simion stats
Zelfa Barrett stepped into the ring with a record of 25 wins, 1 loss and 0 draws, 15 of those wins coming by the way of knock out.
Viorel Simion made his way to the ring with a record of 22 wins, 6 loses and 0 draws, with 9 of those wins by knock out.
The stats suggested Barrett had advantage in power over Simion, with a 60% knock out percentage over Simion's 41%.
Zelfa Barrett was the younger man by 12 years, at 29 years old.
Barrett had a height advantage of 2 inches over Simion.
Both Zelfa Barrett & Viorel Simion fought out of an orthodox stance.
Barrett was the less experienced professional fighter, having had 2 less fights, and made his debut in 2014, 8 year and 5 months later than Simion, whose first professional fight was in 2006. He had fought 20 less professional rounds, 184 to Simion's 204.
Zelfa Barrett went into the fight ranked number 15 by the WBO and 5 by the IBF at super featherweight.
Barrett vs Simion 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 won against Kiko Martinez on 13th February 2021 by unanimous decision in their 12 round contest at Wembley (SSE) Arena, London, United Kingdom.
Previous to that, he had won against Eric Donovan on 14th August 2020 by technical knockout in the 8th round at Matchroom Fight Camp, Essex.
Going into that contest, 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.
Before that, he had defeated Leon Woodstock on 15th June 2019 by unanimous decision in their CBC Commonwealth Super Featherweight championship fight at First Direct Arena, Leeds.
He had won against Edwin Tellez on 27th April 2019 by technical knockout in the 2nd round at Oldham Leisure Centre, Lancashire.
Barrett's last 5 fights had come over a period of 4 years, 1 month and 11 days, meaning he had been fighting on average every 9 months and 27 days. In those fights, he fought a total of 43 rounds, meaning that they had lasted 8.6 rounds on average.
Simion's last 3 fights had come over a period of 6 years, 1 month and 9 days, meaning he had been fighting on average every 2 years and 13 days. In those fights, he fought a total of 16 rounds, meaning that they had lasted 5.3 rounds on average.
What time did Barrett vs Simion start?
The fighters were expected to ringwalk at around 5:30 PM BST at Matchroom Fight Camp, Essex, United Kingdom, which was 12:30 PM EST or 9:30 AM PST on the West Coast of America.
Who broadcast Barrett vs Simion?
Barrett vs Simion was broadcast on DAZN Global in the UK, while the fight was broadcast in the United States by DAZN.
What were the odds on Barrett vs Simion?
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