Tape rankings @ Super Featherweight
Who won Barrett vs Tarimo?
Zelfa Barrett beat Bruno Tarimo by unanimous decision in their 12 round contest on Saturday 18th December 2021 at Manchester Arena in Lancashire.
The scorecards were announced as 117-110, 117-110, 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 Joseph Parker beating Dereck Chisora. Also, on the undercard Carlos Gongora lost to Lerrone Richards, Jack Cullen was overcome by Kevin Lele Sadjo and Alen Babic was victorious over David Spilmont.
Barrett vs Tarimo stats
Zelfa Barrett stepped into the ring with a record of 26 wins, 1 loss and 0 draws, 16 of those wins coming by the way of knock out.
Bruno Tarimo made his way to the ring with a record of 26 wins, 2 loses and 2 draws, with 5 of those wins by knock out.
The stats suggested Barrett had a massive power advantage over Tarimo, boosting at 62% knock out percentage over Tarimo's 19%.
Zelfa Barrett was the older man by 2 years, at 29 years old.
Both Zelfa Barrett & Bruno Tarimo fought out of an orthodox stance.
Barrett was the less experienced professional fighter, having had 3 less fights, and made his debut in 2014, 10 months later than Tarimo, whose first professional fight was in 2013. He had fought 34 less professional rounds, 163 to Tarimo's 197.
Zelfa Barrett went into the fight ranked number 13 by the WBO and 3 by the IBF at super featherweight.
Bruno Tarimo was ranked number 4 by the IBF in the 130lb division.
Barrett vs Tarimo form
Barrett had won 5 of his most recent fights, stopping 3 of them, going the distance twice.
In his last fight before this contest, he had won against 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 won against 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 beat 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 defeated Edwin Tellez on 27th April 2019 by technical knockout in the 2nd round at Oldham Leisure Centre, Lancashire.
He had won against Edwin Tellez on 9th June 2018 by points in the 8th round at Manchester Arena, Lancashire.
Barrett's last 5 fights had come over a period of 4 years, 2 months and 7 days, meaning he had been fighting on average every 10 months and 1 day. In those fights, he fought a total of 39 rounds, meaning that they had lasted 7.8 rounds on average.
What time did Barrett vs Tarimo start?
The fighters were expected to ringwalk at around 9:00 PM GMT at Manchester Arena, Lancashire, 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 Tarimo?
Zelfa Barrett was a (+100) underdog going into the contest, while Bruno Tarimo made his way into the ring at (+100) with oddsmakers.