Barthelemy vs Relikh Info
Kiryl Relikh beat Rances Barthelemy by unanimous decision in their 12 round contest on Saturday 10th March 2018 at Alamodome in Texas.
The scorecards were announced as 109-118, 109-118, 110-117 in favor of winner Kiryl Relikh.
The fight took place over 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.
Barthelemy vs Relikh stats
Rances Barthelemy stepped into the ring with an undefeated record of 26 wins, zero loses and draws.
Kiryl Relikh made his way to the ring with a record of 21 wins, 2 loses and draws.
The stats suggested that Barthelemy and Relikh have similar power, both with a 0% knock out percentage.
Rances Barthelemy was the older man by 4 years, at 34 years old.
Barthelemy had a height advantage of 1 inch over Relikh. That also extended to a 6-inch reach advantage.
Both Rances Barthelemy & Kiryl Relikh fought out of an orthodox stance.
Barthelemy was the more experienced professional fighter, having had 3 more fights, and made his debut in 2009, 1 year and 8 months earlier than Relikh, who’s first professional fight was in 2011. He had fought 59 more professional rounds, 174 to Relikh's 115.
Rances Barthelemy went into the fight ranked number 1 by the WBA in the 140lb division.
Kiryl Relikh was ranked number 2 by the WBA in the 140lb division.
Barthelemy vs Relikh form
Barthelemy had won 5 of his most recent fights, stopping 1 of them, going the distance 4 times.
In his last fight leading up to this contest, he had won against Kiryl Relikh on 20th May 2017 by unanimous decision in their 12 round contest at MGM National Harbor, Oxon Hill, United States.
Previous to that, he had won against Mickey Bey on 3rd June 2016 by split decision in their IBF World Lightweight championship fight at Seminole Hard Rock Hotel and Casino, Hollywood.
Going into that contest, he had beat Denis Shafikov on 18th December 2015 by unanimous decision in their IBF World Lightweight championship fight at Palms Casino Resort, Las Vegas.
Before that, he had defeated Antonio DeMarco on 21st June 2015 by unanimous decision in their 10 round contest at MGM Grand, Las Vegas.
He had won against Angino Perez on 26th March 2015 by technical knockout in the 2nd round at Hialeah Park Race Track, Hialeah.
Kiryl Relikh had stopped 3 of his last 5 opponents.
In his last fight before this contest, he had lost to Rances Barthelemy on 20th May 2017 by unanimous decision in their 12 round contest at MGM National Harbor, Oxon Hill, United States.
Previous to that, he had been beaten by Ricky Burns on 7th October 2016 by unanimous decision in their WBA World Super Lightweight championship fight at The SSE Hydro, Glasgow, United Kingdom.
Going into that contest, he had defeated Joaquim Carneiro on 13th May 2016 by technical knockout in the 4th round at Bolton Whites Hotel (formerly De Vere Whites), Bolton.
Before that, he had beat Christian Ariel Lopez on 2nd October 2015 by technical knockout in the 5th round at Gymnase du Lycee Technique de Monaco, Monte Carlo, Monaco.
He had won against Lazaro Santos de Jesus on 9th May 2015 by technical knockout in the 2nd round at Gymnasium of Natural Sciences and Mathematics, Vratsa, Bulgaria.
In terms of activity leading into the fight, Kiryl Relikh had been fighting more than Rances Barthelemy.
Going to this contest, Rances Barthelemy had last fought 3 years 4 months and 6 days ago, while Kiryl Relikh's last outing had been 3 years 4 months and 6 days ago.
Barthelemy's last 5 fights had come over a period of 2 years 1 month and 24 days, meaning he had been fighting on average every 6 months and 15 days. In those fights, he fought a total of 48 rounds, meaning that they had lasted 9.6 rounds on average.
Relikh's last 5 fights had come over a period of 2 years and 11 days, meaning he had been fighting on average every 6 months and 4 days. In those fights, he fought a total of 35 rounds, meaning that they had lasted 7 rounds on average.
What time did Barthelemy vs Relikh start?
The fighters were expected to ringwalk at around 8:00 pm EST / 5:00 pm PST at Alamodome, Texas, United States, which was around 1:00 am GMT in the UK.
Who broadcast Barthelemy vs Relikh?
Barthelemy vs Relikh was broadcast on ShowTime in the US, while the fight was broadcast in the United Kingdom by BoxNation.