Metro City, Northbridge, Australia
Belts on The Line
Tape rankings @ Featherweight
Who won John vs Vetyeka?
Simpiwe Vetyeka beat Chris John by on Friday 6th December 2013 at Metro City in Northbridge.
The scorecards were announced as 57-56, 56-58, 55-58 in favor of winner Simpiwe Vetyeka.
The fight was scheduled to take place over 12 rounds in the Featherweight division, which meant the weight limit was 126 pounds (9 stone or 57.1 KG).
This contest was for the WBA featherweight championship of the world.
John vs Vetyeka stats
Chris John stepped into the ring with an undefeated record of 48 wins, zero loses and 3 draws, 22 of those wins coming by the way of knock out.
Simpiwe Vetyeka made his way to the ring with a record of 25 wins, 2 loses and 0 draws, with 15 of those wins by knock out.
The stats suggested Vetyeka had advantage in power over John, with a 60% knock out percentage over John's 46%.
Chris John was the older man by 1 year, at 41 years old.
John had 1-inch reach advantage.
Both Chris John & Simpiwe Vetyeka fought out of an orthodox stance.
John was the more experienced professional fighter, having had 24 more fights, and made his debut in 1998, 3 years and 7 months earlier than Vetyeka, whose first professional fight was in 2002. He had fought 174 more professional rounds, 416 to Vetyeka's 242.
What were the odds on John vs Vetyeka?
Chris John was a (+100) underdog going into the contest, while Simpiwe Vetyeka made his way into the ring at (+100) with oddsmakers.