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Who won Barrios vs Akhmedov?
Mario Barrios beat Batyr Akhmedov by unanimous decision in their 12 round contest on Saturday 28th September 2019 at Staples Center in LA.
The scorecards were announced as 115-111, 116-111, 114-112 in favor of winner Mario Barrios.
The fight was scheduled to take place over 12 rounds in the Super Lightweight division, which meant the weight limit was 140 pounds (10 stone or 63.5 KG).
This contest was for the WBA super lightweight championship of the world.
This fight appeared on the undercard of Errol Spence Jr beating Shawn Porter for the IBF World Welterweight and WBC World Welterweight championship. Also, on the undercard Anthony Dirrell lost to David Benavidez for the WBC World Super Middleweight belt, Josesito Lopez defeated John Molina Jr and Robert Guerrero was victorious over Gerald Thomas.
Barrios vs Akhmedov stats
Back in September 2019, Mario Barrios stepped into the ring with an undefeated record of 24 wins, zero loses and 0 draws, 16 of those wins coming by the way of knock out.
Batyr Akhmedov made his way to the ring with an unblemished record of 7 wins and 0 draws, with 6 of those by knock out.
The stats suggested Akhmedov had advantage in power over Barrios, with a 86% knock out percentage over Barrios' 67%.
Mario Barrios was the younger man by 4 years, at 24 years old.
Barrios had a height advantage of 2 inches over Akhmedov. That also extended to a 2-inch reach advantage.
Mario Barrios fought out of the orthodox stance, while Batyr Akhmedov was a southpaw.
Barrios was the more experienced professional fighter, having had 17 more fights, and made his debut in 2013, 3 years and 3 months earlier than Akhmedov, whose first professional fight was in 2017. He had fought 79 more professional rounds, 162 to Akhmedov's 83.
Mario Barrios went into the fight ranked number 2 by the WBA at super lightweight.
Batyr Akhmedov was ranked number 3 by the WBA in the 140lb division.
Barrios vs Akhmedov form
Mario Barrios had stopped all of his last 5 opponents.
In his last fight leading up to this contest, he had won against Juan Jose Velasco on 11th May 2019 by knockout in the 2nd round at EagleBank Arena, Virginia, United States.
Previous to that, he had won against Richard Zamora on 9th February 2019 by knockout in the 4th round at Dignity Health Sports Park , California.
Going into that contest, he had beat Jose Roman on 28th July 2018 by technical knockout in the 8th round at Staples Center, LA.
Before that, he had defeated Eudy Bernardo on 10th March 2018 by technical knockout in the 2nd round at Freeman Coliseum, Texas.
He had won against Naim Nelson on 19th September 2017 by technical knockout in the 7th round at Sands Bethlehem Event Center, Pennsylvania.
Akhmedov had won 5 of his most recent fights, stopping 4 of them, going the distance once.
In his last fight before this contest, he had defeated Francisco Gabriel Pina on 25th May 2019 by technical knockout in the 5th round at Gimnasio Oscar 'Tigre' García, Baja California, Mexico.
Previous to that, he had defeated Viktor Plotnykov on 30th March 2019 by technical knockout in the 6th round at Ice Palace, Vladimir, Russia.
Going into that contest, he had beat Ismael Barroso on 18th August 2018 by knockout in the 9th round at Westin Bonaventure Hotel, California, United States.
Before that, he had won against Oscar Barajas on 21st April 2018 by technical knockout in the 3rd round at Kings Theatre, New York.
He had beat Ricky Sismundo on 17th March 2018 by unanimous decision in their 10 round contest at Floyd Mayweather Boxing Academy, Zhukovka, Russia.
In terms of activity leading into the fight, Batyr Akhmedov had been fighting more than Mario Barrios.
Going to this contest, Mario Barrios had last fought 4 months and 17 days ago, while Batyr Akhmedov's last outing had been 4 months and 3 days ago.
Barrios' last 5 fights had come over a period of 2 years and 9 days, meaning he had been fighting on average every 4 months and 27 days. In those fights, he fought a total of 23 rounds, meaning that they had lasted 4.6 rounds on average.
Akhmedov's last 5 fights had come over a period of 1 year, 6 months and 11 days, meaning he had been fighting on average every 3 months and 22 days. In those fights, he fought a total of 33 rounds, meaning that they had lasted 6.6 rounds on average.
What time did Barrios vs Akhmedov start?
The fighters were expected to ringwalk at around 8:00 PM EST / 5:00 PM PST at Staples Center, LA, United States, which was around 1:00 AM BST in the UK.
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What were the odds on Barrios vs Akhmedov?
Mario Barrios was a 31/50 (-160) favourite going into the contest, while Batyr Akhmedov made his way into the ring at 5/4 (+130) with oddsmakers.