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Who won Berchelt vs Barros?
Miguel Berchelt beat Jonathan Victor Barros by technical knockout in the 3rd round on Saturday 23rd June 2018 at Polyforum Zam Na in Merida, Yucatan.
The fight was scheduled to take place over 12 rounds in the Super Featherweight division, which meant the weight limit was 130 pounds (9.3 stone or 59 KG).
This contest was for the WBC super featherweight championship of the world.
Berchelt vs Barros stats
Back in June 2018, Miguel Berchelt stepped into the ring with a record of 33 wins, 1 loss and 0 draws, 29 of those wins coming by the way of knock out.
Jonathan Victor Barros made his way to the ring with a record of 41 wins, 5 loses and 1 draw, with 22 of those wins by knock out.
The stats suggested Berchelt had a massive power advantage over Barros, boosting at 88% knock out percentage over Barros' 54%.
Miguel Berchelt was the younger man by 8 years, at 27 years old.
Barros had a height advantage of 2 inches over Berchelt. Despite this, both fighters had equal reach.
Both Miguel Berchelt & Jonathan Victor Barros fought out of an orthodox stance.
Berchelt was arguably the less experienced fighter, having had 13 less fights, and made his debut in 2010, 6 year and 7 months later than Barros, whose first professional fight was in 2004. He had fought 171 more professional rounds, 171 to Barros' 0.
Berchelt vs Barros form
Berchelt had won 5 of his most recent fights, stopping 4 of them, going the distance once.
In his last fight leading up to this contest, he had won against Maxwell Awuku on 10th February 2018 by technical knockout in the 3rd round in their WBC World Super Featherweight championship fight at Plaza de Toros, Quintana Roo, Mexico.
Previous to that, he had won against Takashi Miura on 15th July 2017 by unanimous decision in their WBC World Super Featherweight championship fight at Forum, Inglewood, United States.
Going into that contest, he had beat Francisco Vargas on 28th January 2017 by technical knockout in the 11th round in their WBC World Super Featherweight championship fight at Fantasy Springs Casino, Indio.
Before that, he had defeated Chonlatarn Piriyapinyo on 16th July 2016 by knockout in the 4th round in their WBO World Junior Lightweight championship fight at Polideportivo Soraya Jimenez, Los Reyes La Paz, Mexico.
He had won against George Jupp on 12th March 2016 by technical knockout in the 6th round in their WBO World Junior Lightweight championship fight at Polyforum Zam Ná, Merida.
Barros had beaten 4 of his last 5 opponents, stopping 1 of them, going the distance 3 times.
In his last fight before this contest, he had lost to Lee Selby on 15th July 2017 by unanimous decision in their IBF World Featherweight championship fight at Wembley (SSE) Arena, London, United Kingdom.
Previous to that, he had defeated Satoshi Hosono on 3rd October 2016 by split decision in their 12 round contest at Korakuen Hall, Japan.
Going into that contest, he had beat Pablo Martin Barboza on 19th December 2015 by unanimous decision in their 10 round contest at Salón Múltiple de la Sociedad Española, Villada, Argentina.
Before that, he had won against Sergio Eduardo Gonzalez on 14th March 2015 by technical knockout in the 6th round at Club Sportivo Las Parejas, Las Parejas.
He had beat Sergio Javier Escobar on 25th October 2014 by unanimous decision in their 10 round contest at Club Atlético Talleres, Villa Gobernador Galvez.
In terms of activity leading into the fight, Miguel Berchelt had been fighting more than Jonathan Victor Barros.
Going to this contest, Miguel Berchelt had last fought 4 months and 13 days ago, while Jonathan Victor Barros' last outing had been 11 months and 8 days ago.
Berchelt's last 5 fights had come over a period of 2 years, 3 months and 11 days, meaning he had been fighting on average every 5 months and 15 days. In those fights, he fought a total of 36 rounds, meaning that they had lasted 7.2 rounds on average.
Barros' last 5 fights had come over a period of 3 years, 7 months and 29 days, meaning he had been fighting on average every 8 months and 24 days. In those fights, he fought a total of 50 rounds, meaning that they had lasted 10 rounds on average.
What time did Berchelt vs Barros start?
The fighters were expected to ringwalk at around 3:00 AM UTC at Polyforum Zam Na, Merida, Yucatan, Mexico, which was 11:00 PM EST or 8:00 PM PST on the West Coast of America, or 4:00 AM BST in the UK.
Who broadcast Berchelt vs Barros?
The fight was broadcast in the United States by ESPN+.
What were the odds on Berchelt vs Barros?
Miguel Berchelt was a 1/100 (-10000) favourite going into the contest, while Jonathan Victor Barros made his way into the ring at 16/1 (+1600) with oddsmakers.