Tape rankings @ Welterweight
Who won Barthelemy vs Rivera?
Rances Barthelemy beat Al Rivera by unanimous decision in their 10 round contest on Saturday 30th January 2021 at Shrine Exposition Center in California.
The scorecards were announced as 100-90, 99-91, 97-93 in favor of winner Rances Barthelemy.
The fight was scheduled to take place over 10 rounds in the Welterweight division, which meant the weight limit was 147 pounds (10.5 stone or 66.7 KG).
This fight appeared on the undercard of Caleb Plant beating Caleb Truax for the IBF World Super Middleweight championship. Also, on the undercard Michael Polite Coffie beat Darmani Rock and Joey Spencer defeated Isiah Seldon.
Barthelemy vs Rivera stats
Rances Barthelemy stepped into the ring with a record of 27 wins, 1 loss and 1 draw, 14 of those wins coming by the way of knock out.
Al Rivera made his way to the ring with a record of 21 wins, 4 loses and 0 draws, with 18 of those wins by knock out.
The stats suggested Rivera had a massive power advantage over Barthelemy, boosting at 86% knock out percentage over Barthelemy's 52%.
Rances Barthelemy was the older man by 7 years, at 34 years old.
Rances Barthelemy fought out of the orthodox stance, while Al Rivera was a southpaw.
Barthelemy was the more experienced professional fighter, having had 4 more fights, and made his debut in 2009, 1 year and 11 months earlier than Rivera, whose first professional fight was in 2011. He had fought 72 more professional rounds, 184 to Rivera's 112.
Barthelemy vs Rivera form
Rances Barthelemy had beaten 3 of his last 5 opponents.
In his last fight before this contest, he had drawn with Robert Easter Jr on 27th April 2019 by split draw in their WBA World Lightweight championship fight at Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas, Nevada, United States.
Previous to that, he had been beaten by Kiryl Relikh on 10th March 2018 by unanimous decision in their WBA World Super Lightweight championship fight at Alamodome, Texas.
Going into that contest, he had beat Kiryl Relikh on 20th May 2017 by unanimous decision in their 12 round contest at MGM National Harbor, Oxon Hill.
Before 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.
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.
Barthelemy's last 5 fights had come over a period of 5 years, 2 months and 11 days, meaning he had been fighting on average every 1 year and 15 days. In those fights, he fought a total of 60 rounds, meaning that they had lasted 12 rounds on average.
What time did Barthelemy vs Rivera start?
The fighters were expected to ringwalk at around 10:00 PM EST / 7:00 PM PST at Shrine Exposition Center, California, United States, which was around 3:00 AM GMT in the UK.
Who broadcast Barthelemy vs Rivera?
Barthelemy vs Rivera was broadcast on Fox Sport 1 in the US.
What were the odds on Barthelemy vs Rivera?
Rances Barthelemy was a (+100) underdog going into the contest, while Al Rivera made his way into the ring at (+100) with oddsmakers.