Palms Casino Resort, Las Vegas, United States
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Who won Barthelemy vs Shafikov?
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 was scheduled to take place over 12 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 36 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, whose first professional fight was in 2003. He had fought 122 less professional rounds, 192 to Shafikov's 314.
Shafikov's last 4 fights had come over a period of 8 years, 7 months and 7 days, meaning he had been fighting on average every 2 years, 1 month and 24 days. In those fights, he fought a total of 32 rounds, meaning that they had lasted 8 rounds on average.
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