Belts on The Line
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Who won Thurman vs Barrios?
Keith Thurman beat Mario Barrios by unanimous decision in their 12 round contest on Saturday 5th February 2022 at Michelob Ultra Arena in Las Vegas.
The scorecards were announced as 118-110, 118-110, 117-111 in favor of winner Keith Thurman.
The fight was scheduled to take place over 12 rounds in the Welterweight division, which meant the weight limit was 147 pounds (10.5 stone or 66.7 KG).
This contest was an eliminator for the WBC welterweight championship of the world.
Also, on the undercard Luis Nery was victorious over Carlos Castro, Abel Ramos lost to Lucas Santamaria and Leo Santa Cruz defeated Keenan Carbajal.
Thurman vs Barrios stats
Keith Thurman stepped into the ring with a record of 29 wins, 1 loss and 0 draws, 22 of those wins coming by the way of knock out.
Mario Barrios made his way to the ring with a record of 26 wins, 1 loss and 0 draws, with 17 of those wins by knock out.
The stats suggested Thurman had advantage in power over Barrios, with a 76% knock out percentage over Barrios' 65%.
Keith Thurman was the older man by 6 years, at 33 years old.
Barrios had a height advantage of 3 inches over Thurman. That also extended to a 2-inch reach advantage.
Both Keith Thurman & Mario Barrios fought out of an orthodox stance.
Thurman was the more experienced professional fighter, having had 3 more fights, and made his debut in 2007, 6 years earlier than Barrios, whose first professional fight was in 2013. He had fought 18 more professional rounds, 172 to Barrios' 154.
Mario Barrios was ranked number 8 by the WBA in the 147lb division.
Thurman vs Barrios form
Thurman 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 lost to Manny Pacquiao on 20th July 2019 by split decision in their WBA Super World Welterweight championship fight at MGM Grand, Las Vegas, United States.
Previous to that, he had beat Josesito Lopez on 26th January 2019 by majority decision in their WBA Super World Welterweight championship fight at Barclays Center, New York.
Going into that contest, he had won against Danny Garcia on 4th March 2017 by split decision in their WBC World Welterweight and WBA World Welterweight championship fight at Barclays Center, New York.
Before that, he had beat Shawn Porter on 25th June 2016 by unanimous decision in their WBA World Welterweight championship fight at Barclays Center, New York.
He had defeated Luis Collazo on 11th July 2015 by technical knockout in the 7th round in their WBA World Welterweight championship fight at USF Sundome, Tampa.
Barrios had won 5 of his most recent fights, stopping 4 of them, going the distance once.
In his last fight before this contest, he had won against Batyr Akhmedov on 28th September 2019 by unanimous decision in their WBA World Super Lightweight championship fight at Staples Center, LA, United States.
Previous to that, he had won against Juan Jose Velasco on 11th May 2019 by knockout in the 2nd round at EagleBank Arena, Virginia.
Going into that contest, he had defeated Richard Zamora on 9th February 2019 by knockout in the 4th round at Dignity Health Sports Park , California.
Before that, he had beat Jose Roman on 28th July 2018 by technical knockout in the 8th round at Staples Center, LA.
He had won against Eudy Bernardo on 10th March 2018 by technical knockout in the 2nd round at Freeman Coliseum, Texas.
In terms of activity leading into the fight, Mario Barrios had been fighting more than Keith Thurman.
Going to this contest, Keith Thurman had last fought 3 years and 29 days ago, while Mario Barrios' last outing had been 2 years, 10 months and 21 days ago.
Thurman's last 5 fights had come over a period of 7 years, 1 month and 7 days, meaning he had been fighting on average every 1 year, 5 months and 3 days. In those fights, he fought a total of 55 rounds, meaning that they had lasted 11 rounds on average.
Barrios' last 5 fights had come over a period of 4 years, 5 months and 8 days, meaning he had been fighting on average every 10 months and 20 days. In those fights, he fought a total of 28 rounds, meaning that they had lasted 5.6 rounds on average.
What time did Thurman vs Barrios start?
The fighters were expected to ringwalk at around 10:00 PM EST / 7:00 PM PST at Michelob Ultra Arena, Las Vegas, United States, which was around 3:00 AM GMT in the UK.
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What were the odds on Thurman vs Barrios?
Keith Thurman was a 53/100 (-188) favourite going into the contest, while Mario Barrios made his way into the ring at 157/100 (+156) with oddsmakers.