The O2 Arena, London, United Kingdom
Belts on The Line
Tape rankings @ Featherweight
Who won Selby vs Hunter?
Lee Selby beat Eric Hunter by unanimous decision in their 12 round contest on Saturday 9th April 2016 at The O2 Arena in London.
The scorecards were announced as 116-110, 116-110, 115-111 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 Hunter stats
Lee Selby stepped into the ring with a record of 22 wins, 1 loss and 0 draws, 8 of those wins coming by the way of knock out.
Eric Hunter made his way to the ring with a record of 21 wins, 3 loses and 0 draws, with 11 of those wins by knock out.
The stats suggested Hunter had advantage in power over Selby, with a 52% knock out percentage over Selby's 36%.
Lee Selby was the same age as Eric Hunter, at 35 years old.
Selby had a height advantage of 3 inches over Hunter. That also extended to a 1-inch reach advantage.
Both Lee Selby & Eric Hunter fought out of an orthodox stance.
Selby was arguably the less experienced fighter, having had 1 less fights, and made his debut in 2008, 3 year and 6 months later than Hunter, whose first professional fight was in 2005. He had fought 125 more professional rounds, 260 to Hunter's 135.
Selby's last 4 fights had come over a period of 8 years and 5 days, meaning he had been fighting on average every 2 years and 1 day. In those fights, he fought a total of 41 rounds, meaning that they had lasted 10.3 rounds on average.
What were the odds on Selby vs Hunter?
Lee Selby was a (+100) underdog going into the contest, while Eric Hunter made his way into the ring at (+100) with oddsmakers.