Selby vs Warrington

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  • Selby vs Warrington
  • 26-1-0 26-0-0
  • SD 12 SD 12
  • Score Cards 113-115, 112-116, 115-113
  • Saturday 19th May 2018
  • Elland Road Stadium, Leeds, UK
  • IBF World Featherweight Championship
  • 12 Round Contest @ Featherweight
  • Tape
  • 31 age 27
  • 5' 9" / 174cm height 5' 7" / 170cm
  • 68.9" / 175cm reach
  • Orthodox (r) stance Orthodox (r)
  • tape record
  • UD UD TKO UD UD < form TKO MD TKO UD UD <
  • 26 wins 26
  • 9 by ko 6
  • 35% Ko% 23%
  • 1 Losses 0
  • 0 draws 0
  • 2008 Debut 2009
  • tape rankings @ Featherweight
  • WBA
  • WBC
  • WBO
  • IBF 1

Selby vs Warrington Info

Josh Warrington beat Lee Selby by split decision in their 12 round contest on Saturday 19th May 2018 at Elland Road Stadium in Leeds.

The scorecards were announced as 113-115, 112-116, 115-113 in favor of winner Josh Warrington.

The fight took place over 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 Warrington stats

Lee Selby stepped into the ring with a record of 26 wins, 1 loss and draws, 9 of those wins coming by the way of knock out.

Josh Warrington made his way to the ring with an unblemished record of 26 wins and draws, with 6 of those by knock out.

The stats suggested Selby had advantage in power over Warrington, with a 35% knock out percentage over Warrington's 23%.

Lee Selby was the older man by 4 years, at 33 years old.

Selby had a height advantage of 2 inches over Warrington.

Both Lee Selby & Josh Warrington fought out of an orthodox stance.

Selby was the more experienced professional fighter, having had 1 more fights, and made his debut in 2008, 1 year and 3 months earlier than Warrington, who’s first professional fight was in 2009. He had fought 12 more professional rounds, 243 to Warrington's 231.

Josh Warrington was ranked number 1 by the IBF in the 126lb division.

Selby vs Warrington form

Selby had beaten 4 of his last 5 opponents, stopping 1 of them, going the distance 3 times.

In his last fight leading up to this contest, he had defeated Omar Douglas on 23rd February 2019 by unanimous decision in their 12 round contest at O2 Arena, London, United Kingdom.

Previous to that, 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.

Going into that contest, he had defeated Eduardo Ramirez on 9th December 2017 by unanimous decision in their IBF World Featherweight championship fight at Copper Box Arena, London.

Before that, 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.

He had won against Andoni Gago on 4th March 2017 by technical knockout in the 9th round at The O2 Arena, London.

Warrington remained undefeated as a professional, stopping 1 of his last 5 opponents.

In his last fight before this contest, he had beat Kid Galahad on 15th June 2019 by majority decision in their IBF World Featherweight championship fight at First Direct Arena, Leeds, United Kingdom.

Previous to that, he had beat Carl Frampton on 22nd December 2018 by unanimous decision in their IBF World Featherweight championship fight at Manchester Arena, Manchester.

Going into that contest, he had defeated Lee Selby on 19th May 2018 by split decision in their IBF World Featherweight championship fight at Elland Road Stadium, Leeds.

Before that, he had won against Dennis Ceylan on 21st October 2017 by knockout in the 10th round at First Direct Arena, Leeds.

He had defeated Kiko Martinez on 13th May 2017 by majority decision in their 12 round contest at First Direct Arena, Leeds.

Activity check

In terms of activity leading into the fight, Lee Selby had been fighting more than Josh Warrington.

Going to this contest, Lee Selby had last fought 1 year 7 months and 4 days ago, while Josh Warrington's last outing had been 1 year 3 months and 12 days ago.

Selby's last 5 fights had come over a period of 1 year 11 months and 19 days, meaning he had been fighting on average every 5 months and 29 days. In those fights, he fought a total of 57 rounds, meaning that they had lasted 11.4 rounds on average.

Warrington's last 5 fights had come over a period of 2 years 1 month and 2 days, meaning he had been fighting on average every 6 months and 9 days. In those fights, he fought a total of 58 rounds, meaning that they had lasted 11.6 rounds on average.

What time did Selby vs Warrington start?

The fighters were expected to ringwalk at around 10:00 pm BST at Elland Road Stadium, Leeds, United Kingdom, which was 5:00 pm EST or 2:00 pm PST on the West Coast of America.

Who broadcast Selby vs Warrington?

Selby vs Warrington was broadcast on BT Sport 1 in the UK.

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