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Keith Thurman vs Mario Barrios report
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 34 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 10 more professional rounds, 172 to Barrios' 162.
Mario Barrios was ranked number 8 by the WBA in the 147lb division.
Thurman vs Barrios form
Barrios had beaten 4 of his last 5 opponents, stopping 3 of them, going the distance once.
In his last fight before this contest, he had lost to Gervonta ‘Tank’ Davis on 26th June 2021 by technical knockout in the 11th round in their WBA World Super Lightweight championship fight at State Farm Arena, Atlanta, United States.
Previous to that, he had beat Ryan Karl on 31st October 2020 by technical knockout in the 6th round in their WBA World Super Lightweight championship fight at Alamodome, San Antonio, Texas.
Going into that 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.
Before that, he had beat Juan Jose Velasco on 11th May 2019 by knockout in the 2nd round at EagleBank Arena, Virginia.
He had defeated Richard Zamora on 9th February 2019 by knockout in the 4th round at Dignity Health Sports Park , California.
Thurman's last 3 fights had come over a period of 9 years, 1 month and 14 days, meaning he had been fighting on average every 3 years and 14 days. In those fights, he fought a total of 27 rounds, meaning that they had lasted 9 rounds on average.
Barrios' last 5 fights had come over a period of 4 years and 4 months, meaning he had been fighting on average every 10 months and 12 days. In those fights, he fought a total of 35 rounds, meaning that they had lasted 7 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.
Who broadcast Thurman vs Barrios?
The FOX Sports PPV show is expected to begin at 9:00 PM EST / 6:00 PM PST. The Fite.tv PPV UK broadcast of the card is expected to start at 1:00 AM (BTS).
What were the odds on Thurman vs Barrios?
Keith Thurman was a 53/100 (-190) favourite going into the contest, while Mario Barrios made his way into the ring at 157/100 (+160) with oddsmakers.