Tape rankings @ Super Lightweight
Who won Barrios vs Velasco?
Mario Barrios beat Juan Jose Velasco by knockout in the 2nd round on Saturday 11th May 2019 at EagleBank Arena in Virginia.
The fight was scheduled to take place over 10 rounds in the Super Lightweight division, which meant the weight limit was 140 pounds (10 stone or 63.5 KG).
This fight appeared on the undercard of Jarrett Hurd losing to Julian Williams for the IBF World Junior Middleweight and WBA Super World Super Welterweight championship. Also, on the undercard Paulus Ambunda was overcome by Stephen Fulton, Matt Korobov was victorious over Immanuwel Aleem and Alexandru Marin beat Luis Concepcion.
Barrios vs Velasco stats
Mario Barrios stepped into the ring with an undefeated record of 23 wins, zero loses and 0 draws, 15 of those wins coming by the way of knock out.
Juan Jose Velasco made his way to the ring with a record of 20 wins, 1 loss and 0 draws, with 12 of those wins by knock out.
The stats suggested Barrios had a slight advantage in power over Velasco, with a 65% knock out percentage over Velasco's 60%.
Mario Barrios was the younger man by 8 years, at 27 years old.
Both Mario Barrios & Juan Jose Velasco fought out of an orthodox stance.
Barrios was the more experienced professional fighter, having had 2 more fights, and made his debut in 2013, 6 months earlier than Velasco, whose first professional fight was in 2014. He had fought 44 more professional rounds, 154 to Velasco's 110.
Barrios vs Velasco form
Barrios had won 5 of his most recent fights, stopping 4 of them, going the distance once.
In his last fight leading up to this contest, he had defeated Batyr Akhmedov on 28th September 2019 by unanimous decision in their WBA World Super Lightweight championship fight at Staples Center, LA, United States.
Previous to that, he had defeated Juan Jose Velasco on 11th May 2019 by knockout in the 2nd round at EagleBank Arena, Virginia.
Going into that contest, he had beat Richard Zamora on 9th February 2019 by knockout in the 4th round at Dignity Health Sports Park , California.
Before that, he had won against Jose Roman on 28th July 2018 by technical knockout in the 8th round at Staples Center, LA.
He had beat Eudy Bernardo on 10th March 2018 by technical knockout in the 2nd round at Freeman Coliseum, Texas.
Barrios' last 5 fights had come over a period of 4 years, 5 months and 6 days, meaning he had been fighting on average every 10 months and 20 days. In those fights, he fought a total of 28 rounds, meaning that they had lasted 5.6 rounds on average.
What time did Barrios vs Velasco start?
The fighters were expected to ringwalk at around 8:00 PM EST / 5:00 PM PST at EagleBank Arena, Virginia, United States, which was around 1:00 AM BST in the UK.
Who broadcast Barrios vs Velasco?
The fight was broadcast in the United Kingdom by ITV 4.
What were the odds on Barrios vs Velasco?
Mario Barrios was a (+100) underdog going into the contest, while Juan Jose Velasco made his way into the ring at (+100) with oddsmakers.