VS
Mar 08 2024
Friday

Kingdom Arena, Riyadh, Saudi Arabia

10 round contest @ Heavyweight
8-0-0
UD 10

Score cards

  • 96-94
  • 98-92
  • 96-94
UD 10
30-2-0

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The tape

25
Age
32
6' 4" / 193 cm
Height
6' 1" / 185 cm
76.4" / 194 cm
Reach
74" / 188 cm
Orthodox (R)
Stance
Southpaw (L)

Tape record

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Form
UDUDTKOUDKO
8
Wins
30
0
By KO
0
0
KO%
0
0
Loses
2
0
Draws
0
2020
Debut
2011

Tape rankings @ Heavyweight

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The Ring
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14
WBA
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WBC
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12
WBO
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15
IBF
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Justis Huni vs Kevin Lerena report


Who won Huni vs Lerena?

Justis Huni beat Kevin Lerena by unanimous decision in their 10 round contest on Friday, March 8th, 2024, at Kingdom Arena, Riyadh.

The scorecards were announced as 96-94, 98-92, 96-94 in favor of winner Justis Huni.

The fight was scheduled to take place over 10 rounds in the Heavyweight division, which meant there was no weight limit.

This fight appeared on the undercard of Anthony Joshua beating Francis Ngannou. Also on the undercard Zhilei Zhang lost to Joseph Parker for the WBO Interim World Heavyweight belt, Rey Vargas defeated Nick Ball for the WBC World Featherweight title, Israil Madrimov was victorious over Magomed Kurbanov for the WBA World Super Welterweight championship, Mark Chamberlain beat Gavin Gwynne, Jack McGann was overcome by Louis Greene, Ziyad Almaayouf was victorious over Christian Lopez Flores, Andrii Novytskyi beat Juan Torres, and Roman Fury defeated Martin Svarc.

Huni vs Lerena stats

Back in March 2024, Justis Huni stepped into the ring with an undefeated record of 8 wins, zero losses, and 0 draws.

Kevin Lerena made his way to the ring with a record of 30 wins, 2 losses and 0 draws.

Justis Huni was the younger man by 7 years, at 25 years old.

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

Justis Huni fought out of the orthodox stance, while Kevin Lerena was a southpaw.

Huni was the less experienced professional fighter, having had 24 fewer fights, and made his debut in 2020, 8 years and 10 months later than Lerena, whose first professional fight was in 2011. He had fought 157 fewer professional rounds, totaling 72 compared to Lerena's 229.

Justis Huni went into the fight ranked number 14 by the WBA, 12 by the WBO, and 15 by the IBF at heavyweight.

Huni vs Lerena form

Huni remained undefeated as a professional, stopping 1 of his last 5 opponents.

In his last fight before this contest, he had beaten Andrew Tabiti on October 28, 2023, by unanimous decision in their 10 round contest at Poliforum Benito Juarez, Cancun, Mexico.

Prior to that, he had beaten Kiki Toa Leutele on November 4, 2022, by unanimous decision in their 10 round contest at Nissan Arena, Nathan, Australia.

Going into that contest, he had won against Kiki Toa Leutele on November 4, 2022, by unanimous decision in their 10 round contest at Nissan Arena, Nathan.

Before that, he had beaten Joseph Goodall on June 15, 2022, by unanimous decision in their 10 round contest at Nissan Arena, Queensland.

He had defeated Paul Gallen on June 16, 2021, by technical knockout in the 10th round at ICC Exhibition Centre, Sydney.

Lerena had beaten 4 of his last 5 opponents, stopping 1 of them, going the distance 3 times.

In his last fight leading up to this contest, he had won against Senad Gashi on November 25, 2023, by unanimous decision in their 12 round contest at Emperors Palace, Kempton Park, South Africa.

Prior to that, he had won against Ryad Merhy on May 13, 2023, by unanimous decision in their 12 round contest at Emperors Palace, Kempton Park.

Going into that contest, he had been beaten by Daniel Dubois on December 3, 2022, by technical knockout in the 3rd round in their WBA World Heavyweight championship fight at Tottenham Hotspur Stadium, London, United Kingdom.

Before that, he had defeated Mariusz Wach on September 17, 2022, by unanimous decision in their 12 round contest at Emperors Palace, Kempton Park, South Africa.

He had beaten Bogdan Dinu on March 26, 2022, by knockout in the 4th round at Emperors Palace, Gauteng.

Activity check

In terms of activity leading into the fight, Kevin Lerena had been fighting more than Justis Huni.

Going into this contest, Justis Huni had last fought 4 months and 9 days ago, while Kevin Lerena's last outing had been 3 months and 12 days ago.

Huni's last 5 fights had come over a period of 2 years, 8 months and 21 days, which means he had been fighting approximately every 6 months and 18 days. In those fights, he fought a total of 50 rounds, meaning that they had lasted 10 rounds on average.

Lerena's last 5 fights had come over a period of 1 year, 11 months and 11 days, meaning he had been fighting on average every 4 months and 22 days. In those fights, he fought a total of 43 rounds, meaning that they had lasted 8.6 rounds on average.

What time did Huni vs Lerena start?

The fighters were expected to ringwalk at around 6:10 PM UTC at Kingdom Arena, Riyadh, Saudi Arabia, which was 1:10 PM EST or 10:10 AM PST on the West Coast of America, or 6:10 PM GMT in the UK.

Who broadcast Huni vs Lerena?

Huni vs Lerena was broadcast on DAZN PPV in both the United States and the UK.

What were the odds on Huni vs Lerena?

Justis Huni was a 2/9 (-480) favorite going into the contest, while Kevin Lerena made his way into the ring at 10/3 (+350) with oddsmakers.

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