Belts on The Line
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Who won Selby vs Barros?
Lee Selby beat Jonathan Victor Barros by unanimous decision in their 12 round contest on Saturday 15th July 2017 at Wembley (SSE) Arena in London.
The scorecards were announced as in favor of winner Lee Selby.
The fight was scheduled to take place over 12 rounds in the Featherweight division, which meant the weight limit was 126 pounds (9 stone or 57.1 KG).
This contest was for the IBF featherweight championship of the world.
Selby vs Barros stats
Back in July 2017, Lee Selby stepped into the ring with a record of 24 wins, 1 loss and 0 draws, 9 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, 4 loses and 1 draw, with 22 of those wins by knock out.
The stats suggested Barros had advantage in power over Selby, with a 54% knock out percentage over Selby's 38%.
Lee Selby was the younger man by 3 years, at 31 years old.
Barros had 2-inch reach advantage.
Both Lee Selby & Jonathan Victor Barros fought out of an orthodox stance.
Selby was arguably the less experienced fighter, having had 21 less fights, and made his debut in 2008, 4 year and 3 months later than Barros, whose first professional fight was in 2004. He had fought 260 more professional rounds, 260 to Barros' 0.
Jonathan Victor Barros was ranked number 1 by the IBF in the 126lb division.
Selby vs Barros form
Selby 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 beat Andoni Gago on 4th March 2017 by technical knockout in the 9th round at The O2 Arena, London, United Kingdom.
Previous to that, he had beat Eric Hunter on 9th April 2016 by unanimous decision in their IBF World Featherweight championship fight at The O2 Arena, London.
Going into that contest, he had won against Fernando Montiel on 14th October 2015 by unanimous decision in their IBF World Featherweight championship fight at Gila River Arena, Glendale, United States.
Before that, he had beat Evgeny Gradovich on 30th May 2015 by technical decision in their IBF World Featherweight championship fight at The O2 Arena, London, United Kingdom.
He had defeated Joel Brunker on 11th October 2014 by technical knockout in the 9th round at The O2 Arena, London.
Barros had won 5 of his most recent fights, stopping 2 of them, going the distance 3 times.
In his last fight leading up to this contest, he had won against Satoshi Hosono on 3rd October 2016 by split decision in their 12 round contest at Korakuen Hall, Japan.
Previous to that, he had won against Pablo Martin Barboza on 19th December 2015 by unanimous decision in their 10 round contest at Salón Múltiple de la Sociedad Española, Villada, Argentina.
Going into that contest, he had defeated Sergio Eduardo Gonzalez on 14th March 2015 by technical knockout in the 6th round at Club Sportivo Las Parejas, Las Parejas.
Before that, 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.
He had won against Cid Edson Bispo Ribeiro on 8th February 2014 by knockout in the 1st round at Estadio F.A.B., Buenos Aires.
In terms of activity leading into the fight, Lee Selby had been fighting more than Jonathan Victor Barros.
Going to this contest, Lee Selby had last fought 4 months and 11 days ago, while Jonathan Victor Barros' last outing had been 9 months and 12 days ago.
Selby's last 5 fights had come over a period of 2 years, 9 months and 4 days, meaning he had been fighting on average every 6 months and 20 days. In those fights, he fought a total of 50 rounds, meaning that they had lasted 10 rounds on average.
Barros' last 5 fights had come over a period of 3 years, 5 months and 7 days, meaning he had been fighting on average every 8 months and 7 days. In those fights, he fought a total of 39 rounds, meaning that they had lasted 7.8 rounds on average.
What time did Selby vs Barros start?
The fighters were expected to ringwalk at around 10:00 PM BST at Wembley (SSE) Arena, London, United Kingdom, which was 5:00 PM EST or 2:00 PM PST on the West Coast of America.
Who broadcast Selby vs Barros?
Selby vs Barros was broadcast on ITV Box Office in the UK.
What were the odds on Selby vs Barros?
Lee Selby was a 1/25 (-2500) favourite going into the contest, while Jonathan Victor Barros made his way into the ring at 229/25 (+920) with oddsmakers.