Belts on The Line
Tape rankings @ Super Lightweight
Who won Barrios vs Karl?
Mario Barrios beat Ryan Karl by technical knockout in the 6th round on Saturday 31st October 2020 at Alamodome in San Antonio, Texas.
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 vacant WBA super lightweight championship of the world.
This fight appeared on the undercard of Barrios vs Karl beating Barrios vs Karl. Also, on the undercard Regis Prograis beat Juan Heraldez, Diego Magdaleno was overcome by Isaac Cruz and Michel Rivera was victorious over Ladarius Miller.
Barrios vs Karl stats
Mario Barrios stepped into the ring with an undefeated record of 25 wins, zero loses and 0 draws, 16 of those wins coming by the way of knock out.
Ryan Karl made his way to the ring with a record of 18 wins, 2 loses and 0 draws, with 12 of those wins by knock out.
The stats suggested Karl had a slight advantage in power over Barrios, with a 67% knock out percentage over Barrios' 64%.
Mario Barrios was the younger man by 4 years, at 26 years old.
Karl had 2-inch reach advantage.
Both Mario Barrios & Ryan Karl fought out of an orthodox stance.
Barrios was the more experienced professional fighter, having had 5 more fights, and made his debut in 2013, 6 months earlier than Karl, whose first professional fight was in 2014. He had fought 54 more professional rounds, 142 to Karl's 88.
Ryan Karl was ranked number 9 by the WBA in the 140lb division.
Barrios vs Karl form
Barrios 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 won against Ryan Karl on 31st October 2020 by technical knockout in the 6th round in their WBA World Super Lightweight championship fight at Alamodome, San Antonio, Texas, United States.
Previous to that, he had won against Batyr Akhmedov on 28th September 2019 by unanimous decision in their WBA World Super Lightweight championship fight at Staples Center, LA.
Going into that contest, he had beat Juan Jose Velasco on 11th May 2019 by knockout in the 2nd round at EagleBank Arena, Virginia.
Before that, he had defeated Richard Zamora on 9th February 2019 by knockout in the 4th round at Dignity Health Sports Park , California.
He had won against Jose Roman on 28th July 2018 by technical knockout in the 8th round at Staples Center, LA.
Barrios' last 5 fights had come over a period of 3 years, 6 months and 1 day, meaning he had been fighting on average every 8 months and 13 days. In those fights, he fought a total of 32 rounds, meaning that they had lasted 6.4 rounds on average.
What time did Barrios vs Karl start?
The fighters were expected to ringwalk at around 10:00 PM EST / 7:00 PM PST at Alamodome, San Antonio, Texas, United States, which was around 2:00 AM GMT in the UK.
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What were the odds on Barrios vs Karl?
Mario Barrios was a 1/25 (-2499) favourite going into the contest, while Ryan Karl made his way into the ring at 9/1 (+900) with oddsmakers.