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Who won Selby vs Kambosos Jnr?
George Kambosos beat Lee Selby by split decision in their 12 round contest on Saturday 31st October 2020 at Wembley (SSE) Arena in London.
The scorecards were announced as 115-114, 110-118, 112-116 in favor of winner George Kambosos.
The fight was scheduled to take place over 12 rounds in the Lightweight division, which meant the weight limit was 135 pounds (9.6 stone or 61.2 KG).
This contest was an eliminator for the IBF lightweight championship of the world.
This fight appeared on the undercard of Derek Chisora losing to Oleksandr Usyk. Also, on the undercard Savannah Marshall defeated Hannah Rankin and Tommy McCarthy was victorious over Bilal Laggoune.
Selby vs Kambosos Jnr stats
Lee Selby stepped into the ring with a record of 28 wins, 2 loses and 0 draws, 9 of those wins coming by the way of knock out.
George Kambosos made his way to the ring with an unblemished record of 18 wins and 0 draws, with 10 of those by knock out.
The stats suggested Kambosos Jnr had a large advantage in power over Selby, boosting at 56% knock out percentage over Selby's 32%.
Lee Selby was the older man by 6 years, at 35 years old.
Selby had 1-inch reach advantage.
Both Lee Selby & George Kambosos fought out of an orthodox stance.
Selby was the more experienced professional fighter, having had 12 more fights, and made his debut in 2008, 4 years and 10 months earlier than Kambosos Jnr, whose first professional fight was in 2013. He had fought 106 more professional rounds, 260 to Kambosos Jnr's 154.
Lee Selby went into the fight ranked number 12 by the WBC, 1 by the WBO and 4 by the IBF at lightweight.
George Kambosos was ranked number 5 by the WBO and 3 by the IBF in the 135lb division.
Selby vs Kambosos Jnr form
Lee Selby had beaten 4 of his last 5 opponents.
In his last fight leading up to this contest, he had defeated Ricky Burns on 26th October 2019 by majority decision in their 12 round contest at O2 Arena, London, United Kingdom.
Previous to that, he had defeated Omar Douglas on 23rd February 2019 by unanimous decision in their 12 round contest at O2 Arena, London.
Going into that contest, he had been beaten by Josh Warrington on 19th May 2018 by split decision in their IBF World Featherweight championship fight at Elland Road Stadium, Leeds.
Before that, he had beat Eduardo Ramirez on 9th December 2017 by unanimous decision in their IBF World Featherweight championship fight at Copper Box Arena, London.
He had won against Jonathan Victor Barros on 15th July 2017 by unanimous decision in their IBF World Featherweight championship fight at Wembley (SSE) Arena, London.
Kambosos Jnr had won 5 of his most recent fights, stopping 3 of them, going the distance twice.
In his last fight before this contest, he had beat Mickey Bey on 14th December 2019 by split decision in their 10 round contest at Madison Square Garden, New York, United States.
Previous to that, he had beat Richard Pena on 7th June 2019 by technical knockout in the 6th round at Olympic Hall Galatsi, Athens, Greece.
Going into that contest, he had defeated Rey Perez on 19th January 2019 by unanimous decision in their 8 round contest at MGM Grand, Las Vegas, United States.
Before that, he had won against JR Magboo on 15th July 2018 by technical knockout in the 2nd round at Axiata Arena, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.
He had defeated Jose Forero on 5th May 2018 by knockout in the 1st round at Foxwoods Resort, Connecticut, United States.
In terms of activity leading into the fight, George Kambosos had been fighting more than Lee Selby.
Going to this contest, Lee Selby had last fought 3 years, 3 months and 11 days ago, while George Kambosos' last outing had been 3 years, 1 month and 23 days ago.
Selby's last 5 fights had come over a period of 5 years, 6 months and 22 days, meaning he had been fighting on average every 1 year, 1 month and 10 days. In those fights, he fought a total of 60 rounds, meaning that they had lasted 12 rounds on average.
Kambosos Jnr's last 5 fights had come over a period of 4 years, 9 months and 1 day, meaning he had been fighting on average every 11 months and 13 days. In those fights, he fought a total of 27 rounds, meaning that they had lasted 5.4 rounds on average.
What time did Selby vs Kambosos Jnr start?
The fighters were expected to ringwalk at around 9:00 PM GMT at Wembley (SSE) Arena, London, United Kingdom, which was 5:00 PM EST or 2:00 PM PST on the West Coast of America.
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What were the odds on Selby vs Kambosos Jnr?
Lee Selby was a 6/5 (+120) underdog going into the contest, while George Kambosos made his way into the ring at 73/100 (-140) with oddsmakers.