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Who won Brook vs Zerafa?
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 was scheduled to take place over 12 rounds in the Super Welterweight division, which meant the weight limit was 154 pounds (11 stone or 69.8 KG).
The undercard featured the clash of Carroll vs Frenois for the IBF World Junior Lightweight championship.
Brook vs Zerafa stats
Back in December 2018, Kell Brook stepped into the ring with a record of 37 wins, 2 loses and 0 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 0 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 33 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, whose first professional fight was in 2011. He had fought 14 more professional rounds, 226 to Zerafa's 212.
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 at super welterweight.
Michael Zerafa was ranked number 8 by the WBA in the 154lb division.
Brook vs Zerafa form
Kell Brook had stopped 3 of his last 5 opponents.
In his last fight before this contest, he had beat Sergey Rabchenko on 3rd March 2018 by knockout in the 2nd round at Sheffield Arena, Sheffield, United Kingdom.
Previous to that, 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.
Going into that contest, 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.
Before that, he had beat Kevin Bizier on 26th March 2016 by technical knockout in the 2nd round in their IBF World Welterweight championship fight at Sheffield Arena, Sheffield.
He had won against Frankie Gavin on 30th May 2015 by technical knockout in the 6th round in their IBF World Welterweight championship fight at The O2 Arena, London.
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 Jose Agustin Feria on 31st August 2018 by technical knockout in the 3rd round at Croatian Club, Victoria, Australia.
Previous to that, he had beat Wade Ryan on 1st June 2018 by unanimous decision in their 10 round contest at The Melbourne Pavilion, Victoria.
Going into that contest, he had defeated Adam Harper on 16th March 2018 by unanimous decision in their CBC Commonwealth Super Welterweight championship fight at The Melbourne Pavilion, Victoria.
Before that, he had won against Tomas Andres Reynoso on 17th June 2017 by knockout in the 6th round at The Melbourne Pavilion, Victoria.
He had been beaten by Peter Quillin on 12th September 2015 by knockout in the 5th round at Foxwoods Resort, Mashantucket, United States.
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 9 months and 5 days ago, while Michael Zerafa's last outing had been 3 months and 7 days ago.
Brook's last 5 fights had come over a period of 3 years, 6 months and 8 days, meaning he had been fighting on average every 8 months and 14 days. In those fights, he fought a total of 26 rounds, meaning that they had lasted 5.2 rounds on average.
Zerafa's last 5 fights had come over a period of 3 years, 2 months and 26 days, meaning he had been fighting on average every 7 months and 24 days. In those fights, he fought a total of 36 rounds, meaning that they had lasted 7.2 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.
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What were the odds on Brook vs Zerafa?
Kell Brook was a 3/100 (-3300) favourite going into the contest, while Michael Zerafa made his way into the ring at 1243/100 (+1200) with oddsmakers.