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Who won Rakhimov vs Barrett?
Shavkatdzhon Rakhimov beat Zelfa Barrett by technical knockout in the 9th round on Saturday 5th November 2022 at Etihad Arena in Abu Dhabi.
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 IBF super featherweight championship of the world.
This fight appeared on the undercard of Dmitry Bivol beating Gilberto ‘Zurdo’ Ramirez for the WBA Super World Light Heavyweight championship. Also, on the undercard Chantelle Cameron beat Jessica McCaskill, Galal Yafai defeated Gohan Rodriguez Garcia and Kal Yafai was victorious over Jerald Paclar.
Rakhimov vs Barrett stats
Shavkatdzhon Rakhimov stepped into the ring with an undefeated record of 16 wins, zero loses and 1 draw, 13 of those wins coming by the way of knock out.
Zelfa Barrett made his way to the ring with a record of 28 wins, 1 loss and 0 draws, with 16 of those wins by knock out.
The stats suggested Rakhimov had a large advantage in power over Barrett, boosting at 81% knock out percentage over Barrett's 57%.
Shavkatdzhon Rakhimov was the younger man by 1 year, at 28 years old.
Rakhimov had a height advantage of 2 inches over Barrett.
Shavkatdzhon Rakhimov fought out of the southpaw stance, while Zelfa Barrett was an orthodox fighter.
Rakhimov was the less experienced professional fighter, having had 12 less fights, and made his debut in 2015, 1 year and 1 month later than Barrett, whose first professional fight was in 2014. He had fought 81 less professional rounds, 91 to Barrett's 172.
Shavkatdzhon Rakhimov went into the fight ranked number 10 by the WBO and 1 by the IBF at super featherweight.
Zelfa Barrett was ranked number 13 by the WBC, 8 by the WBO and 2 by the IBF in the 130lb division.
Rakhimov vs Barrett form
Rakhimov remained undefeated as a professional, stopping 4 of his recent opponents.
In his last fight leading up to this contest, he had beat Sardor Muzaffarov on 11th December 2021 by technical knockout in the 2nd round at KRK “Uralets”, Ekaterinburg, Russia.
Previous to that, he had drawn with Joseph ‘Jo Jo’ Diaz on 13th February 2021 by majority draw in their 12 round contest in their IBF World Junior Lightweight championship fight at Fantasy Springs Casino, California, United States.
Going into that contest, he had beat Azinga Fuzile on 29th September 2019 by technical knockout in the 8th round at Orient Theatre, Eastern Cape, South Africa.
Before that, he had won against Rofhiwa Maemu on 23rd March 2019 by technical knockout in the 4th round at RCC Boxing Academy, Ekaterinburg, Russia.
He had beat Robinson Castellanos on 19th August 2018 by technical knockout in the 2nd round at DIVS, Ekaterinburg.
Barrett had won 5 of his most recent fights, stopping 2 of them, going the distance 3 times.
In his last fight before this contest, he had defeated Faroukh Kourbanov on 4th June 2022 by unanimous decision in their 12 round contest at Motorpoint Arena, Wales, United Kingdom.
Previous to that, he had defeated Bruno Tarimo on 18th December 2021 by unanimous decision in their 12 round contest at Manchester Arena, Lancashire.
Going into that contest, he had won against Viorel Simion on 14th August 2021 by technical knockout in the 5th round at Matchroom HQ Garden, Essex.
Before that, he had defeated Kiko Martinez on 13th February 2021 by unanimous decision in their 12 round contest at Wembley (SSE) Arena, London.
He had beat Eric Donovan on 14th August 2020 by technical knockout in the 8th round at Matchroom Fight Camp, Essex.
In terms of activity leading into the fight, Zelfa Barrett had been fighting more than Shavkatdzhon Rakhimov.
Going to this contest, Shavkatdzhon Rakhimov had last fought 11 months and 20 days ago, while Zelfa Barrett's last outing had been 5 months and 27 days ago.
Rakhimov's last 5 fights had come over a period of 4 years, 3 months and 12 days, meaning he had been fighting on average every 10 months and 9 days. In those fights, he fought a total of 28 rounds, meaning that they had lasted 5.6 rounds on average.
Barrett's last 5 fights had come over a period of 2 years, 3 months and 17 days, meaning he had been fighting on average every 5 months and 16 days. In those fights, he fought a total of 49 rounds, meaning that they had lasted 9.8 rounds on average.
What time did Rakhimov vs Barrett start?
The fighters were expected to ringwalk at around 7:00 PM UTC at Etihad Arena, Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates, which was 3:00 PM EST or 12:00 PM PST on the West Coast of America, or 7:00 PM GMT in the UK.
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