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Who won Ramirez vs Barrera?
Gilberto Ramirez beat Sullivan Barrera by knockout in the 4th round on Friday 9th July 2021 at Banc of California Stadium in California.
The fight was scheduled to take place over 12 rounds in the Light Heavyweight division, which meant the weight limit was 175 pounds (12.5 stone or 79.4 KG).
Also, on the undercard Joseph ‘Jo Jo’ Diaz was victorious over Javier Fortuna for the WBC Interim World Lightweight championship, Tenkai Tsunami lost to Seniesa Estrada and Hector Tanajara was overcome by William Zepeda.
Ramirez vs Barrera stats
Gilberto Ramirez stepped into the ring with an undefeated record of 41 wins, zero loses and 0 draws, 27 of those wins coming by the way of knock out.
Sullivan Barrera made his way to the ring with a record of 22 wins, 3 loses and 0 draws, with 14 of those wins by knock out.
The stats suggested Ramirez had a slight advantage in power over Barrera, with a 66% knock out percentage over Barrera's 64%.
Gilberto Ramirez was the younger man by 9 years, at 30 years old.
Ramirez had 2-inch reach advantage.
Gilberto Ramirez fought out of the southpaw stance, while Sullivan Barrera was an orthodox fighter.
Ramirez was the more experienced professional fighter, having had 16 more fights. He had fought 91 more professional rounds, 241 to Barrera's 150.
Gilberto Ramirez went into the fight ranked number 3 by the WBO and 5 by the IBF at light heavyweight.
Sullivan Barrera was ranked number 6 by the WBC in the 175lb division.
Ramirez vs Barrera form
Ramirez remained undefeated as a professional, stopping 3 of his last 5 opponents.
In his last fight leading up to this contest, he had won against Alfonso Lopez on 18th December 2020 by technical knockout in the 10th round at Galveston Island Convention Center, Texas, United States.
Previous to that, he had won against Tommy Karpency on 12th April 2019 by technical knockout in the 4th round at Staples Center, LA.
Going into that contest, he had beat Jesse Hart on 14th December 2018 by majority decision in their WBO World Super Middleweight championship fight at American Bank Center, Texas.
Before that, he had defeated Roamer Alexis Angulo on 30th June 2018 by unanimous decision in their WBO World Super Middleweight championship fight at Chesapeake Energy Arena, Oklahoma.
He had won against Habib Ahmed on 3rd February 2018 by technical knockout in the 6th round in their WBO World Super Middleweight championship fight at Bank of America Center, Texas.
Sullivan Barrera had beaten 3 of his last 5 opponents.
In his last fight before this contest, he had lost to Jesse Hart on 15th June 2019 by unanimous decision in their 10 round contest at MGM Grand, Las Vegas, United States.
Previous to that, he had defeated Sean Monaghan on 3rd November 2018 by unanimous decision in their 10 round contest at Aviator Sports Complex, New York.
Going into that contest, he had been beaten by Dmitry Bivol on 3rd March 2018 by technical knockout in the 12th round in their WBA World Light Heavyweight championship fight at Madison Square Garden, New York.
Before that, he had beat Felix Valera on 25th November 2017 by unanimous decision in their 10 round contest at Madison Square Garden, New York.
Hehad won against Joe Smith Jr on 15th July 2017 by unanimous decision in their 10 round contest at Forum, Inglewood.
In terms of activity leading into the fight, Gilberto Ramirez had been fighting more than Sullivan Barrera.
Going to this contest, Gilberto Ramirez had last fought 9 months and 1 day ago, while Sullivan Barrera's last outing had been 2 years, 3 months and 4 days ago.
Ramirez's last 5 fights had come over a period of 3 years, 7 months and 16 days, meaning he had been fighting on average every 8 months and 21 days. In those fights, he fought a total of 44 rounds, meaning that they had lasted 8.8 rounds on average.
Barrera's last 5 fights had come over a period of 4 years, 2 months and 4 days, meaning he had been fighting on average every 10 months and 1 day. In those fights, he fought a total of 52 rounds, meaning that they had lasted 10.4 rounds on average.
What time did Ramirez vs Barrera start?
The fighters were expected to ringwalk at around 10:00 PM EST / 7:00 PM PST at Banc of California Stadium, California, United States, which was around 3:00 AM BST in the UK.
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What were the odds on Ramirez vs Barrera?
Gilberto Ramirez was a 7/50 (-714) favourite going into the contest, while Sullivan Barrera made his way into the ring at 9/2 (+450) with oddsmakers.