Tape rankings @ Welterweight
Who won Kongo vs Formella?
Chris Kongo beat Sebastian Formella by unanimous decision in their 10 round contest on Saturday 11th June 2022 at Wembley Arena in London.
The scorecards were announced as 97-94, 97-93, 98-92 in favor of winner Chris Kongo.
The fight was scheduled to take place over 10 rounds in the Welterweight division, which meant the weight limit was 147 pounds (10.5 stone or 66.7 KG).
This fight appeared on the undercard of Richard Riakporhe beating Fabio Turchi. Also, on the undercard Germaine Brown was overcome by Zak Chelli.
Kongo vs Formella stats
Chris Kongo stepped into the ring with a record of 13 wins, 1 loss and 0 draws, 7 of those wins coming by the way of knock out.
Sebastian Formella made his way to the ring with a record of 23 wins, 2 loses and 0 draws, with 11 of those wins by knock out.
The stats suggested Kongo had a slight advantage in power over Formella, with a 54% knock out percentage over Formella's 48%.
Chris Kongo was the younger man by 6 years, at 29 years old.
Kongo had a height advantage of 2 inches over Formella.
Both Chris Kongo & Sebastian Formella fought out of an orthodox stance.
Kongo was the less experienced professional fighter, having had 11 less fights, and made his debut in 2016, 2 year and 3 months later than Formella, whose first professional fight was in 2014. He had fought 110 less professional rounds, 71 to Formella's 181.
Kongo vs Formella form
Kongo 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 lost to Michael McKinson on 27th March 2021 by unanimous decision in their 10 round contest at Europa Point Sports Complex, Gibraltar, Gibraltar.
Previous to that, he had defeated Luther Clay on 22nd August 2020 by technical knockout in the 9th round at Matchroom Fight Camp, Essex, United Kingdom.
Going into that contest, he had beat Fernando Valencia on 20th April 2019 by points in the 6th round at Lee Valley Leisure Complex, Athletics Centre, London.
Before that, he had won against Adam Grabiec on 29th September 2018 by points in the 6th round at York Hall, London.
He had beat Arvydas Trizno on 30th June 2018 by technical knockout in the 1st round at York Hall, London.
Formella had beaten 3 of his last 5 opponents, stopping 1 of them, going the distance twice.
In his last fight before this contest, he had lost to Conor Benn on 21st November 2020 by unanimous decision in their 10 round contest at Wembley (SSE) Arena, London, United Kingdom.
Previous to that, he had been beaten by Shawn Porter on 22nd August 2020 by unanimous decision in their 12 round contest at Microsoft Theater, LA, United States.
Going into that contest, he had defeated Roberto Arriaza on 18th January 2020 by unanimous decision in their 12 round contest at Edel-Optics.de Arena, Hamburg, Germany.
Before that, he had won against Thulani Mbenge on 6th July 2019 by unanimous decision in their 12 round contest at CU Arena Neugraben, Hamburg.
He had defeated Ilias Essaoudi on 29th September 2018 by technical knockout in the 7th round at Sporthalle, Hamburg.
In terms of activity leading into the fight, Sebastian Formella had been fighting more than Chris Kongo.
Going to this contest, Chris Kongo had last fought 1 year, 2 months and 30 days ago, while Sebastian Formella's last outing had been 1 year, 7 months and 5 days ago.
Kongo's last 5 fights had come over a period of 3 years, 11 months and 27 days, meaning he had been fighting on average every 9 months and 18 days. In those fights, he fought a total of 32 rounds, meaning that they had lasted 6.4 rounds on average.
Formella's last 5 fights had come over a period of 3 years, 8 months and 28 days, meaning he had been fighting on average every 9 months. In those fights, he fought a total of 53 rounds, meaning that they had lasted 10.6 rounds on average.
What time did Kongo vs Formella start?
The fighters were expected to ringwalk at around 8:00 PM BST at Wembley Arena, London, United Kingdom, which was 3:00 PM EST or 12:00 PM PST on the West Coast of America.
Who broadcast Kongo vs Formella?
Kongo vs Formella was broadcast on Sky Sports Action in the UK.
What were the odds on Kongo vs Formella?
Chris Kongo was a (+100) underdog going into the contest, while Sebastian Formella made his way into the ring at (+100) with oddsmakers.