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When is Golovkin vs Zerafa?
Gennady Golovkin could face the challenge of Michael Zerafa in Spring 2023 in the United States.
The fight would take place over 12 rounds in the Middleweight division, which means the weight limit would be 160 pounds (11.4 stone or 72.6 KG).
Golovkin vs Zerafa stats
Gennady Golovkin would step into the ring with a record of 42 wins, 2 loses and 1 draw, 37 of those wins coming by the way of knock out.
Michael Zerafa would make his way to the ring with a record of 30 wins, 4 loses and 0 draws, with 19 of those wins by knock out.
The stats suggest Golovkin would have a large advantage in power over Zerafa, boosting at 88% knock out percentage over Zerafa's 63%.
Gennady Golovkin is the older man by 10 years, at 40 years old.
Zerafa has a height advantage of 1 inch over Golovkin. This also extends to a 2-inch reach advantage.
Both Gennady Golovkin & Michael Zerafa fight out of an orthodox stance.
Golovkin is currently the more experienced professional fighter, having had 11 more fights, and made his debut in 2006, 4 years and 10 months earlier than Zerafa, whose first professional fight was in 2011. He has fought 38 more professional rounds, 240 to Zerafa's 202.
Gennady Golovkin goes into the fight ranked number 1 by the RING at middleweight.
Michael Zerafa is currently ranked number 1 by the WBA, 7 by the WBO and 2 by the IBF in the 160lb division.
Golovkin vs Zerafa form
Golovkin has beaten 4 of his last 5 opponents, stopping 3 of them, going the distance once.
In his last fight, he lost to Canelo Alvarez on 17th September 2022 by unanimous decision in their The Ring Super Middleweight, WBC World Super Middleweight, WBA Super World Super Middleweight and IBF World Super Middleweight championship fight at T-Mobile Arena, Las Vegas, United States.
Previous to that, he had won against Ryota Murata on 9th April 2022 by technical knockout in the 9th round in their WBA Super World Middleweight and IBF World Middleweight championship fight at Super Arena, Saitama, Japan.
Going into that contest, he had beat Kamil Szeremeta on 18th December 2020 by technical knockout in the 7th round in their IBF World Middleweight championship fight at Seminole Hard Rock Hotel and Casino, Florida, United States.
Before that, he had defeated Sergiy Derevyanchenko on 5th October 2019 by unanimous decision in their IBF World Middleweight championship fight at Madison Square Garden, New York.
He had won against Steve Rolls on 8th June 2019 by knockout in the 4th round at Madison Square Garden, New York.
Michael Zerafa has stopped 4 of his last 5 opponents.
In his last fight, he defeated Issac Hardman on 20th April 2022 by technical knockout in the 2nd round at Melbourne Convention Centre, Victoria, Australia.
Previous to that, he had defeated Siliveni Nawai on 20th December 2021 by technical knockout in the 4th round at The Melbourne Pavilion, Victoria.
Going into that contest, he had beat Anthony Mundine on 13th March 2021 by technical knockout in the 1st round at Bendigo Stadium, Victoria.
Before that, he had been beaten by Jeff Horn on 18th December 2019 by majority decision in their 10 round contest at Brisbane Convention and Exhibition Centre, Queensland.
He had won against Jeff Horn on 31st August 2019 by technical knockout in the 9th round at Bendigo Stadium, Victoria.
In terms of recent activity, Michael Zerafa has been fighting more than Gennady Golovkin.
Gennady Golovkin last fought 2 months and 22 days ago, while Michael Zerafa's last outing was 7 months and 19 days ago.
Golovkin's last 5 fights have come over a period of 3 years, 6 months and 1 day, meaning he has been fighting on average every 8 months and 13 days. In those fights, he fought a total of 44 rounds, meaning that they have lasted 8.8 rounds on average.
Zerafa's last 5 fights have come over a period of 3 years, 3 months and 8 days, meaning he has been fighting on average every 7 months and 27 days. In those fights, he fought a total of 26 rounds, meaning that they have lasted 5.2 rounds on average.
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