Belts on The Line
Tape rankings @ Featherweight
Who won Selby vs Ramirez?
Lee Selby beat Eduardo Ramirez by unanimous decision in their 12 round contest on Saturday 9th December 2017 at Copper Box Arena in London.
The scorecards were announced as 119-109, 116-112, 118-110 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 Ramirez stats
Back in December 2017, Lee Selby stepped into the ring with a record of 25 wins, 1 loss and 0 draws.
Eduardo Ramirez made his way to the ring with an unblemished record of 20 wins and 3 draws.
Lee Selby was the older man by 6 years, at 31 years old.
Selby had a height advantage of 3 inches over Ramirez. Despite this, Ramirez had 1-inch reach advantage.
Lee Selby fought out of the orthodox stance, while Eduardo Ramirez was a southpaw.
Selby was the more experienced professional fighter, having had 3 more fights, and made his debut in 2008, 2 years and 2 months earlier than Ramirez, whose first professional fight was in 2010. He had fought 58 more professional rounds, 260 to Ramirez's 202.
Eduardo Ramirez was ranked number 11 by the IBF in the 126lb division.
Selby vs Ramirez form
Selby had won 5 of his most recent fights, stopping 1 of them, going the distance 4 times.
In his last fight before this contest, he had beat Jonathan Victor Barros on 15th July 2017 by unanimous decision in their IBF World Featherweight championship fight at Wembley (SSE) Arena, London, United Kingdom.
Previous to that, he had beat Andoni Gago on 4th March 2017 by technical knockout in the 9th round at The O2 Arena, London.
Going into that contest, he had won against Eric Hunter on 9th April 2016 by unanimous decision in their IBF World Featherweight championship fight at The O2 Arena, London.
Before that, he had beat Fernando Montiel on 14th October 2015 by unanimous decision in their IBF World Featherweight championship fight at Gila River Arena, Glendale, United States.
He had defeated Evgeny Gradovich on 30th May 2015 by technical decision in their IBF World Featherweight championship fight at The O2 Arena, London, United Kingdom.
Selby's last 5 fights had come over a period of 2 years, 6 months and 9 days, meaning he had been fighting on average every 6 months and 3 days. In those fights, he fought a total of 53 rounds, meaning that they had lasted 10.6 rounds on average.
What time did Selby vs Ramirez start?
The fighters were expected to ringwalk at around 9:00 PM GMT at Copper Box Arena, London, United Kingdom, which was 4:00 PM EST or 1:00 PM PST on the West Coast of America.
Who broadcast Selby vs Ramirez?
Selby vs Ramirez was broadcast on BT Sport 1 in the UK.
What were the odds on Selby vs Ramirez?
Lee Selby was a 1/50 (-5000) favourite going into the contest, while Eduardo Ramirez made his way into the ring at 10/1 (+1000) with oddsmakers.