Barthelemy vs Relikh Info
Rances Barthelemy beat Kiryl Relikh by unanimous decision in their 12 round contest on Saturday 20th May 2017 at MGM National Harbor in Oxon Hill.
The scorecards were announced as 116-110, 115-111, 117-109 in favor of winner Rances Barthelemy.
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 was of the World Boxing Super Series.
Barthelemy vs Relikh stats
Rances Barthelemy stepped into the ring with an undefeated record of 25 wins, zero loses and 0 draws, 13 of those wins coming by the way of knock out.
Kiryl Relikh made his way to the ring with a record of 21 wins, 1 loss and draws, with 19 of those wins by knock out.
The stats suggested Relikh had a massive power advantage over Barthelemy, boosting at 90% knock out percentage over Barthelemy's 52%.
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 2 by the WBA and 10 by the IBF in the 140lb division.
Kiryl Relikh was ranked number 1 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 beat Denis Shafikov on 18th December 2015 by unanimous decision in their IBF World Lightweight championship fight at Palms Casino Resort, Las Vegas, United States.
Previous to that, he had beat Antonio DeMarco on 21st June 2015 by unanimous decision in their 10 round contest at MGM Grand, Las Vegas.
Going into that contest, he had won against Angino Perez on 26th March 2015 by technical knockout in the 2nd round at Hialeah Park Race Track, Hialeah.
Before that, he had beat Fernando David Saucedo on 4th October 2014 by unanimous decision in their IBF World Junior Lightweight championship fight at Foxwoods Resort, Mashantucket.
He had defeated Argenis Mendez on 10th July 2014 by unanimous decision in their IBF World Junior Lightweight championship fight at American Airlines Arena, Miami.
Kiryl Relikh had stopped 4 of his last 5 opponents.
In his last fight before this contest, he had lost to Ricky Burns on 7th October 2016 by unanimous decision in their WBA World Super Lightweight championship fight at The SSE Hydro, Glasgow, United Kingdom.
Previous to that, he had won against Joaquim Carneiro on 13th May 2016 by technical knockout in the 4th round at Bolton Whites Hotel (formerly De Vere Whites), Bolton.
Going into that contest, he had defeated Christian Ariel Lopez on 2nd October 2015 by technical knockout in the 5th round at Gymnase du Lycee Technique de Monaco, Monte Carlo, Monaco.
Before that, he had beat Lazaro Santos de Jesus on 9th May 2015 by technical knockout in the 2nd round at Gymnasium of Natural Sciences and Mathematics, Vratsa, Bulgaria.
He had won against Santos Medrano on 11th December 2014 by technical knockout in the 4th round at Double Tree by Hilton Hotel (formerly Park Hotel) , Sheffield, United Kingdom.
In terms of activity leading into the fight, Rances Barthelemy had been fighting more than Kiryl Relikh.
Going to this contest, Rances Barthelemy had last fought 4 years 9 months and 12 days ago, while Kiryl Relikh's last outing had been 3 years 11 months and 23 days ago.
Barthelemy's last 5 fights had come over a period of 1 year 5 months and 8 days, meaning he had been fighting on average every 4 months and 11 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 1 year 9 months and 26 days, meaning he had been fighting on average every 5 months and 15 days. In those fights, he fought a total of 27 rounds, meaning that they had lasted 5.4 rounds on average.
What time did Barthelemy vs Relikh start?
The fighters were expected to ringwalk at around 12:00 am EST / 9:00 pm PST at MGM National Harbor, Oxon Hill, United States, which was around 5:00 am BST in the UK.