Burns vs Selby

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  • Burns vs Selby
  • 43-7-1 27-2-0
  • MD 12 MD 12
  • Score Cards 115-115, 116-113, 116-112
  • Saturday 26th October 2019
  • O2 Arena, London, UK
  • 12 Round Contest @ Lightweight
  • Tape
  • 36 age 32
  • 5' 10" / 178cm height 5' 9" / 174cm
  • 70.1" / 178cm reach 68.9" / 175cm
  • Orthodox (r) stance Orthodox (r)
  • tape record
  • TKO RTD UD UD UD < form UD SD UD UD TKO <
  • 43 wins 27
  • 16 by ko 9
  • 37% Ko% 33%
  • 7 Losses 2
  • 1 draws 0
  • 2001 Debut 2008
  • tape rankings @ Lightweight
  • WBA
  • WBC 15
  • 13 WBO 5
  • IBF 4

Burns vs Selby Info

Lee Selby beat Ricky Burns by majority decision in their 12 round contest on Saturday 26th October 2019 at O2 Arena in London.

The scorecards were announced as 115-115, 116-113, 116-112 in favor of winner Lee Selby.

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).

Burns vs Selby stats

Ricky Burns stepped into the ring with a record of 43 wins, 7 loses and 1 draw, 16 of those wins coming by the way of knock out.

Lee Selby made his way to the ring with a record of 27 wins, 2 loses and draws, with 9 of those wins by knock out.

The stats suggested Burns had a slight advantage in power over Selby, with a 37% knock out percentage over Selby's 33%.

Ricky Burns was the older man by 4 years, at 37 years old.

Burns had a height advantage of 1 inch over Selby. That also extended to a 1-inch reach advantage.

Both Ricky Burns & Lee Selby fought out of an orthodox stance.

Burns was the more experienced professional fighter, having had 22 more fights, and made his debut in 2001, 6 years and 8 months earlier than Selby, who’s first professional fight was in 2008. He had fought 161 more professional rounds, 404 to Selby's 243.

Ricky Burns went into the fight ranked number 13 by the WBO in the 135lb division.

Lee Selby was ranked number 15 by the WBC, 5 by the WBO and 4 by the IBF in the 135lb division.

Burns vs Selby form

Burns had beaten 3 of his last 5 opponents, stopping 2 of them, going the distance once.

In his last fight before this contest, he had won against Scott Cardle on 10th November 2018 by technical knockout in the 3rd round at Manchester Arena, Manchester, United Kingdom.

Previous to that, he had been beaten by Anthony Crolla on 7th October 2017 by unanimous decision in their 12 round contest at Manchester Arena, Manchester.

Going into that contest, he had lost to Julius Indongo on 15th April 2017 by unanimous decision in their WBA World Super Lightweight and IBF World Junior Welterweight championship fight at The SSE Hydro, Glasgow.

Before that, he had won against Kiryl Relikh on 7th October 2016 by unanimous decision in their WBA World Super Lightweight championship fight at The SSE Hydro, Glasgow.

He had beat Michele Di Rocco on 28th May 2016 by technical knockout in the 8th round in their WBA World Super Lightweight championship fight at The SSE Hydro, Glasgow.

Selby had beaten 4 of his last 5 opponents, stopping 1 of them, going the distance 3 times.

In his last fight leading up to this contest, he had defeated Omar Douglas on 23rd February 2019 by unanimous decision in their 12 round contest at O2 Arena, London, United Kingdom.

Previous to that, he had been beaten by Josh Warrington on 19th May 2018 by split decision in their IBF World Featherweight championship fight at Elland Road Stadium, Leeds.

Going into that contest, he had defeated Eduardo Ramirez on 9th December 2017 by unanimous decision in their IBF World Featherweight championship fight at Copper Box Arena, London.

Before that, he had won against Jonathan Victor Barros on 15th July 2017 by unanimous decision in their IBF World Featherweight championship fight at Wembley (SSE) Arena, London.

He had defeated Andoni Gago on 4th March 2017 by technical knockout in the 9th round at The O2 Arena, London.

Activity check

In terms of activity leading into the fight, Lee Selby had been fighting more than Ricky Burns.

Going to this contest, Ricky Burns had last fought 1 year 10 months and 16 days ago, while Lee Selby's last outing had been 1 year 7 months and 3 days ago.

Burns' last 5 fights had come over a period of 2 years 5 months and 13 days, meaning he had been fighting on average every 7 months and 12 days. In those fights, he fought a total of 47 rounds, meaning that they had lasted 9.4 rounds on average.

Selby's last 5 fights had come over a period of 1 year 11 months and 19 days, meaning he had been fighting on average every 5 months and 29 days. In those fights, he fought a total of 57 rounds, meaning that they had lasted 11.4 rounds on average.

What time did Burns vs Selby start?

The fighters were expected to ringwalk at around 8:00 pm BST at O2 Arena, London, United Kingdom, which was 3:00 pm EST or 12:00 pm PST on the West Coast of America.

Who broadcast Burns vs Selby?

Burns vs Selby was broadcast on Sky Box Office HD in the UK, while the fight was broadcast in the United States by DAZN.

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