Barthelemy vs Shafikov Info
Rances Barthelemy beat Denis Shafikov by unanimous decision in their 12 round contest on Friday 18th December 2015 at Palms Casino Resort in Las Vegas.
The scorecards were announced as 119-109, 116-112, 116-112 in favor of winner Rances Barthelemy.
The fight took place over rounds in the Lightweight division, which meant the weight limit was 135 pounds (9.6 stone or 61.2 KG).
This contest was for the IBF lightweight championship of the world.
Barthelemy vs Shafikov stats
Rances Barthelemy stepped into the ring with an undefeated record of 23 wins, zero loses and 0 draws, 13 of those wins coming by the way of knock out.
Denis Shafikov made his way to the ring with a record of 36 wins, 1 loss and 1 draw, with 19 of those wins by knock out.
The stats suggested Barthelemy had a slight advantage in power over Shafikov, with a 57% knock out percentage over Shafikov's 53%.
Rances Barthelemy was the younger man by 1 year, at 34 years old.
Barthelemy had a height advantage of 6 inches over Shafikov. That also extended to a 4-inch reach advantage.
Rances Barthelemy fought out of the orthodox stance, while Denis Shafikov was a southpaw.
Barthelemy was the less experienced professional fighter, having had 15 less fights, and made his debut in 2009, 5 year and 8 months later than Shafikov, who’s first professional fight was in 2003. He had fought 140 less professional rounds, 174 to Shafikov's 314.
Barthelemy vs Shafikov form
Barthelemy had won 4 of his most recent fights, stopping 1 of them, going the distance 3 times.
In his last fight before this contest, he had won against Antonio DeMarco on 21st June 2015 by unanimous decision in their 10 round contest at MGM Grand, Las Vegas, United States.
Previous to that, he had won against Angino Perez on 26th March 2015 by technical knockout in the 2nd round at Hialeah Park Race Track, Hialeah.
Going into that contest, 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.
Before that, 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.
Shafikov had beaten 3 of his last 4 opponents, stopping 2 of them, going the distance once.
In his last fight leading up to this contest, he had won against Roy Mukhlis on 18th July 2015 by technical knockout in the 3rd round at Cotai Arena, Venetian Resort, Macao, Macao S.A.R., China.
Previous to that, he had won against Miguel Angel Mendoza on 13th December 2014 by unanimous decision in their 8 round contest at The Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas, Chelsea Ballroom, Las Vegas, United States.
Going into that contest, he had defeated Rustam Nugaev on 15th August 2014 by technical knockout in the 9th round at Chumash Casino, Santa Ynez.
Before that, he had been beaten by Miguel Vazquez on 22nd February 2014 by unanimous decision in their IBF World Lightweight championship fight at Cotai Arena, Venetian Resort, Macao, Macao S.A.R., China.
In terms of activity leading into the fight, Rances Barthelemy had been fighting more than Denis Shafikov.
Going to this contest, Rances Barthelemy had last fought 5 years 5 months and 9 days ago, while Denis Shafikov's last outing had been 5 years 4 months and 12 days ago.
Barthelemy's last 4 fights had come over a period of 11 months and 11 days, meaning he had been fighting on average every 2 months and 27 days. In those fights, he fought a total of 36 rounds, meaning that they had lasted 9 rounds on average.
Shafikov's last 4 fights had come over a period of 1 year 4 months and 26 days, meaning he had been fighting on average every 4 months and 7 days. In those fights, he fought a total of 32 rounds, meaning that they had lasted 8 rounds on average.