Brook vs Zerafa

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  • Brook vs Zerafa
  • 37-2-0 25-2-0
  • UD 12 UD 12
  • Score Cards 118-110, 119-109, 117-111
  • Saturday 8th December 2018
  • Sheffield Arena, Sheffield, UK
  • 12 Round Contest @ Super Welterweight
  • Tape
  • 32 age 26
  • 5' 9" / 175cm height 5' 11" / 180cm
  • 68.9" / 175cm reach 71.7" / 182cm
  • Orthodox (r) stance Orthodox (r)
  • tape record
  • KO KO TKO TKO TKO < form TKO UD UD KO TKO <
  • 37 wins 25
  • 26 by ko 14
  • 70% Ko% 56%
  • 2 Losses 2
  • 0 draws 0
  • 2004 Debut 2011
  • tape rankings @ Super Welterweight
  • 2 WBA 8
  • 2 WBC
  • 4 WBO
  • 5 IBF

Brook vs Zerafa Info

Kell Brook beat Michael Zerafa by unanimous decision in their 12 round contest on Saturday 8th December 2018 at Sheffield Arena in Sheffield.

The scorecards were announced as 118-110, 119-109, 117-111 in favor of winner Kell Brook.

The fight took place over rounds in the Super Welterweight division, which meant the weight limit was 154 pounds (11 stone or 69.8 KG).

Brook vs Zerafa stats

Kell Brook stepped into the ring with a record of 37 wins, 2 loses and draws, 26 of those wins coming by the way of knock out.

Michael Zerafa made his way to the ring with a record of 25 wins, 2 loses and draws, with 14 of those wins by knock out.

The stats suggested Brook had advantage in power over Zerafa, with a 70% knock out percentage over Zerafa's 56%.

Kell Brook was the older man by 6 years, at 34 years old.

Zerafa had a height advantage of 2 inches over Brook. That also extended to a 3-inch reach advantage.

Both Kell Brook & Michael Zerafa fought out of an orthodox stance.

Brook was the more experienced professional fighter, having had 12 more fights, and made his debut in 2004, 6 years and 6 months earlier than Zerafa, who’s first professional fight was in 2011. He had fought 21 more professional rounds, 216 to Zerafa's 195.

Kell Brook went into the fight ranked number 2 by the WBA, 2 by the WBC, 4 by the WBO and 5 by the IBF in the 154lb division.

Michael Zerafa was ranked number 8 by the WBA in the 154lb division.

Brook vs Zerafa form

Brook had beaten 3 of his last 5 opponents, stopping 2 of them, going the distance once.

In his last fight before this contest, he had beat Michael Zerafa on 8th December 2018 by unanimous decision in their 12 round contest at Sheffield Arena, Sheffield, United Kingdom.

Previous to that, he had beat Sergey Rabchenko on 3rd March 2018 by knockout in the 2nd round at Sheffield Arena, Sheffield.

Going into that contest, he had been beaten by Errol Spence Jr on 27th May 2017 by knockout in the 11th round in their IBF World Welterweight championship fight at Bramall Lane, Sheffield.

Before that, he had lost to Gennady Golovkin on 10th September 2016 by technical knockout in the 5th round in their WBC World Middleweight and IBF World Middleweight championship fight at The O2 Arena, London.

He had won against Kevin Bizier on 26th March 2016 by technical knockout in the 2nd round in their IBF World Welterweight championship fight at Sheffield Arena, Sheffield.

Zerafa had beaten 4 of his last 5 opponents, stopping 2 of them, going the distance twice.

In his last fight leading up to this contest, he had beat Jeff Horn on 31st August 2019 by technical knockout in the 9th round at Bendigo Stadium, Victoria, Australia.

Previous to that, he had been beaten by Kell Brook on 8th December 2018 by unanimous decision in their 12 round contest at Sheffield Arena, Sheffield, United Kingdom.

Going into that contest, he had beat Jose Agustin Feria on 31st August 2018 by technical knockout in the 3rd round at Croatian Club, Victoria, Australia.

Before that, he had defeated Wade Ryan on 1st June 2018 by unanimous decision in their 10 round contest at The Melbourne Pavilion, Victoria.

He had won against Adam Harper on 16th March 2018 by unanimous decision in their CBC Commonwealth Super Welterweight championship fight at The Melbourne Pavilion, Victoria.

Activity check

In terms of activity leading into the fight, Michael Zerafa had been fighting more than Kell Brook.

Going to this contest, Kell Brook had last fought 1 year 9 months and 10 days ago, while Michael Zerafa's last outing had been 1 year and 18 days ago.

Brook's last 5 fights had come over a period of 2 years 8 months and 12 days, meaning he had been fighting on average every 8 months and 3 days. In those fights, he fought a total of 32 rounds, meaning that they had lasted 6.4 rounds on average.

Zerafa's last 5 fights had come over a period of 1 year 5 months and 15 days, meaning he had been fighting on average every 4 months and 13 days. In those fights, he fought a total of 46 rounds, meaning that they had lasted 9.2 rounds on average.

What time did Brook vs Zerafa start?

The fighters were expected to ringwalk at around 10:00 pm GMT at Sheffield Arena, Sheffield, United Kingdom, which was 5:00 pm EST or 2:00 pm PST on the West Coast of America.

Who broadcast Brook vs Zerafa?

Brook vs Zerafa was broadcast on Sky Sports Action in the UK, while the fight was broadcast in the United States by DAZN.

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