Nov 26 2021
Friday

Motospace Dubai Investment Park, Dubai, United Arab Emirates

12 rounds contest @ Flyweight
Robert Barrera
Barrera
Colombia flag
11-1-0
UD 12

Score cards

  • 115-113
  • 115-114
  • 117-111
UD 12
23-3-0

Belts on The Line

Eliminator for WBA World Flyweight Championship

The tape

34
Age
29
5' 6" / 168 cm
Height
5' 5" / 164 cm
66.5" / 169 cm
Reach
66.5" / 169 cm
Orthodox (R)
Stance
Orthodox (R)

Tape record

UDKOUDKOTKO
Form
TKO
11
Wins
23
8
By KO
13
73
KO%
57
1
Loses
3
0
Draws
0
2015
Debut
2013

Tape rankings @ Flyweight

-
The Ring
-
5
WBA
4
-
WBC
-
-
WBO
-
4
IBF
-

Muhammad Waseem vs Robert Barrera report

Who won Waseem vs Barrera?

Muhammad Waseem beat Robert Barrera by unanimous decision in their 12 round contest on Friday 26th November 2021 at Motospace Dubai Investment Park in Dubai.

The scorecards were announced as 115-113, 115-114, 117-111 in favor of winner Muhammad Waseem.

The fight was scheduled to take place over 12 rounds in the Flyweight division, which meant the weight limit was 112 pounds (8 stone or 50.8 KG).

This contest was for the WBA flyweight championship of the world.

This fight appeared on the undercard of Ohara Davies beating Ismael Barroso. Also, on the undercard Badou Jack defeated Samuel Crossed and Rocky Fielding was victorious over Emmanuel Danso.

Waseem vs Barrera stats

Muhammad Waseem stepped into the ring with a record of 11 wins, 1 loss and 0 draws, 8 of those wins coming by the way of knock out.

Robert Barrera made his way to the ring with a record of 23 wins, 3 loses and 0 draws, with 13 of those wins by knock out.

The stats suggested Waseem had advantage in power over Barrera, with a 73% knock out percentage over Barrera's 57%.

Muhammad Waseem was the older man by 5 years, at 34 years old.

Waseem had a height advantage of 1 inch over Barrera. Despite this, both fighters had equal reach.

Both Muhammad Waseem & Robert Barrera fought out of an orthodox stance.

Waseem was the less experienced professional fighter, having had 14 less fights, and made his debut in 2015, 2 year and 2 months later than Barrera, whose first professional fight was in 2013. He had fought 76 less professional rounds, 89 to Barrera's 165.

Muhammad Waseem went into the fight ranked number 5 by the WBA and 4 by the IBF at flyweight.

Robert Barrera was ranked number 4 by the WBA in the 112lb division.

Waseem vs Barrera form

Waseem had beaten 4 of his last 5 opponents, stopping 3 of them, going the distance once.

In his last fight leading up to this contest, he had defeated Ganigan Lopez on 22nd November 2019 by unanimous decision in their 8 round contest at Caesars Palace Dubai, Dubai, United Arab Emirates.

Previous to that, he had defeated Conrado Tanamor on 13th September 2019 by knockout in the 1st round at Caesars Palace Dubai, Dubai.

Going into that contest, he had been beaten by Moruti Mthalane on 15th July 2018 by unanimous decision in their IBF World Flyweight championship fight at Axiata Arena, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.

Before that, he had beat Jose Luis Calvo on 30th September 2017 by knockout in the 1st round at Gimnasio Pandeportes-La Basita, David, Panama.

He had won against Ivan Trejos on 29th July 2017 by technical knockout in the 3rd round at Gimnasio Municipal, Puerto Armuelles.

Activity check

Waseem's last 5 fights had come over a period of 4 years, 5 months and 24 days, meaning he had been fighting on average every 10 months and 23 days. In those fights, he fought a total of 25 rounds, meaning that they had lasted 5 rounds on average.

What time did Waseem vs Barrera start?

The fighters were expected to ringwalk at around 10:00 PM UTC at Motospace Dubai Investment Park, Dubai, United Arab Emirates, which was 5:00 PM EST or 2:00 PM PST on the West Coast of America, or 10:00 PM GMT in the UK.

Who broadcast Waseem vs Barrera?

Waseem vs Barrera was broadcast on IFL TV in the UK, while the fight was broadcast in the United States by ESPN+.

What were the odds on Waseem vs Barrera?

Muhammad Waseem was a (+100) underdog going into the contest, while Robert Barrera made his way into the ring at (+100) with oddsmakers.

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