Belts on The Line
Tape rankings @ Flyweight
Who won Rosales vs Barnes?
Cristofer Rosales beat Paddy Barnes by knockout in the 4th round on Saturday 18th August 2018 at Windsor Park in Northern Ireland.
The fight was scheduled to take place over 12 rounds in the Flyweight division, which meant the weight limit was 112 pounds (8 stone or 50.8 KG).
This contest was for the WBC flyweight championship of the world.
This fight appeared on the undercard of Carl Frampton beating Luke Jackson for the WBO Interim World Featherweight championship. Also, on the undercard Tyson Fury beat Francesco Pianeta.
Rosales vs Barnes stats
Cristofer Rosales stepped into the ring with a record of 27 wins, 3 loses and 0 draws, 18 of those wins coming by the way of knock out.
Paddy Barnes made his way to the ring with an unblemished record of 5 wins and 0 draws, with 1 of those by knock out.
The stats suggested Rosales had a massive power advantage over Barnes, boosting at 67% knock out percentage over Barnes' 20%.
Cristofer Rosales was the younger man by 7 years, at 27 years old.
Rosales had a height advantage of 3 inches over Barnes. That also extended to a 6-inch reach advantage.
Both Cristofer Rosales & Paddy Barnes fought out of an orthodox stance.
Rosales was the more experienced professional fighter, having had 25 more fights, and made his debut in 2013, 3 years and 5 months earlier than Barnes, whose first professional fight was in 2016. He had fought 165 more professional rounds, 217 to Barnes' 52.
Paddy Barnes was ranked number 14 by the WBC in the 112lb division.
Rosales vs Barnes form
Rosales 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 beat Daigo Higa on 15th April 2018 by technical knockout in the 9th round in their WBC World Flyweight championship fight at Arena, Kanagawa, Japan.
Previous to that, he had beat Alexander Taylor on 24th November 2017 by technical knockout in the 8th round at Puerto Salvador Allende, Managua, Nicaragua.
Going into that contest, he had won against Martin Tecuapetla on 28th July 2017 by unanimous decision in their 10 round contest at Nuevo Gimnasio Nicarao, Managua.
Before that, he had been beaten by Andrew Selby on 26th May 2017 by unanimous decision in their 12 round contest at Motorpoint Arena, Cardiff, United Kingdom.
He had lost to Andrew Selby on 26th May 2017 by unanimous decision in their 12 round contest at Motorpoint Arena, Wales.
Barnes had beaten 3 of his last 5 opponents, stopping 1 of them, going the distance twice.
In his last fight leading up to this contest, he had lost to Oscar Mojica on 17th March 2019 by split decision in their 6 round contest at Madison Square Garden, New York, United States.
Previous to that, he had been beaten by Cristofer Rosales on 18th August 2018 by knockout in the 4th round in their WBC World Flyweight championship fight at Windsor Park, Northern Ireland, United Kingdom.
Going into that contest, he had beat Eliecer Quezada on 18th November 2017 by knockout in the 6th round at The SSE Arena, Northern Ireland.
Before that, he had defeated Juan Hinostroza on 6th October 2017 by points in the 6th round at Meadowbank Sports Centre, Scotland.
Hehad won against Silvio Olteanu on 17th June 2017 by majority decision in their 10 round contest at Waterfront Hall, Northern Ireland.
In terms of activity leading into the fight, Paddy Barnes had been fighting more than Cristofer Rosales.
Going to this contest, Cristofer Rosales had last fought 3 years, 6 months and 12 days ago, while Paddy Barnes' last outing had been 2 years, 7 months and 10 days ago.
Rosales' last 5 fights had come over a period of 4 years, 5 months and 1 day, meaning he had been fighting on average every 10 months and 19 days. In those fights, he fought a total of 51 rounds, meaning that they had lasted 10.2 rounds on average.
Barnes' last 5 fights had come over a period of 4 years, 4 months and 10 days, meaning he had been fighting on average every 10 months and 14 days. In those fights, he fought a total of 32 rounds, meaning that they had lasted 6.4 rounds on average.
What time did Rosales vs Barnes start?
The fighters were expected to ringwalk at around 9:00 PM BST at Windsor Park, Northern Ireland, United Kingdom, which was 4:00 PM EST or 1:00 PM PST on the West Coast of America.
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What were the odds on Rosales vs Barnes?
Cristofer Rosales was a 11/25 (-227) favourite going into the contest, while Paddy Barnes made his way into the ring at 7/4 (+175) with oddsmakers.