Horn vs Zerafa Info
Michael Zerafa beat Jeff Horn by technical knockout in the 9th round on Saturday 31st August 2019 at Bendigo Stadium in Victoria.
The fight took place over rounds in the Middleweight division, which meant the weight limit was 160 pounds (11.4 stone or 72.6 KG).
Horn vs Zerafa stats
Jeff Horn stepped into the ring with a record of 19 wins, 1 loss and 1 draw, 13 of those wins coming by the way of knock out.
Michael Zerafa made his way to the ring with a record of 26 wins, 3 loses and draws, with 15 of those wins by knock out.
The stats suggested Horn had a slight advantage in power over Zerafa, with a 68% knock out percentage over Zerafa's 58%.
Jeff Horn was the older man by 4 years, at 32 years old.
Zerafa had a height advantage of 2 inches over Horn. That also extended to a 4-inch reach advantage.
Both Jeff Horn & Michael Zerafa fought out of an orthodox stance.
Horn was the less experienced professional fighter, having had 8 less fights, and made his debut in 2013, 1 year and 11 months later than Zerafa, who’s first professional fight was in 2011. He had fought 49 less professional rounds, 146 to Zerafa's 195.
Jeff Horn went into the fight ranked number 3 by the WBA, 5 by the WBO and 14 by the IBF in the 160lb division.
Horn vs Zerafa form
Horn 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 won against Anthony Mundine on 30th November 2018 by knockout in the 1st round at Suncorp Stadium, Queensland, Australia.
Previous to that, he had been beaten by Terence Crawford on 9th June 2018 by technical knockout in the 9th round in their WBO World Welterweight and The Ring Junior Welterweight championship fight at MGM Grand, Las Vegas, United States.
Going into that contest, he had won against Gary Corcoran on 13th December 2017 by technical knockout in the 11th round in their WBO World Welterweight championship fight at Convention & Exhibition Centre, Queensland, Australia.
Before that, he had beat Manny Pacquiao on 2nd July 2017 by unanimous decision in their WBO World Welterweight championship fight at Suncorp Stadium, Brisbane.
He had defeated Ali Funeka on 10th December 2016 by technical knockout in the 6th round at Vector Arena, Auckland, New Zealand.
Zerafa had beaten 4 of his last 5 opponents, stopping 2 of them, going the distance twice.
In his last fight before this contest, he had lost to Kell Brook on 8th December 2018 by unanimous decision in their 12 round contest at Sheffield Arena, Sheffield, United Kingdom.
Previous to that, he had won against Jose Agustin Feria on 31st August 2018 by technical knockout in the 3rd round at Croatian Club, Victoria, Australia.
Going into that contest, he had defeated Wade Ryan on 1st June 2018 by unanimous decision in their 10 round contest at The Melbourne Pavilion, Victoria.
Before that, he had beat Adam Harper on 16th March 2018 by unanimous decision in their CBC Commonwealth Super Welterweight championship fight at The Melbourne Pavilion, Victoria.
He had won against Tomas Andres Reynoso on 17th June 2017 by knockout in the 6th round at The Melbourne Pavilion, Victoria.
In terms of activity leading into the fight, Michael Zerafa had been fighting more than Jeff Horn.
Going to this contest, Jeff Horn had last fought 9 months and 1 day ago, while Michael Zerafa's last outing had been 8 months and 23 days ago.
Horn's last 5 fights had come over a period of 1 year and 11 months, meaning he had been fighting on average every 5 months and 29 days. In those fights, he fought a total of 39 rounds, meaning that they had lasted 7.8 rounds on average.
Zerafa's last 5 fights had come over a period of 1 year and 5 months, meaning he had been fighting on average every 4 months and 14 days. In those fights, he fought a total of 43 rounds, meaning that they had lasted 8.6 rounds on average.
What time did Horn vs Zerafa start?
The fighters were expected to ringwalk at around 10:00 am UTC at Bendigo Stadium, Victoria, Australia, which was 6:00 am EST or 3:00 am PST on the West Coast of America, or 11:00 am BST in the UK.