Bilbao Arena, País Vasco, Spain
Tape rankings @ Welterweight
Who won Lejarraga vs Avanesyan?
David Avanesyan beat Kerman Lejarraga by technical knockout in the 9th round on Saturday 30th March 2019 at Bilbao Arena in País Vasco.
The fight was scheduled to take place over 12 rounds in the Welterweight division, which meant the weight limit was 147 pounds (10.5 stone or 66.7 KG).
Lejarraga vs Avanesyan stats
Kerman Lejarraga stepped into the ring with an undefeated record of 27 wins, zero loses and 0 draws, 22 of those wins coming by the way of knock out.
David Avanesyan made his way to the ring with a record of 23 wins, 3 loses and 1 draw, with 11 of those wins by knock out.
The stats suggested Lejarraga had a massive power advantage over Avanesyan, boosting at 81% knock out percentage over Avanesyan's 48%.
Kerman Lejarraga was the younger man by 3 years, at 30 years old.
Lejarraga had a height advantage of 1 inch over Avanesyan.
Both Kerman Lejarraga & David Avanesyan fought out of an orthodox stance.
Lejarraga was the less experienced professional fighter, having had the same amount of fights, and made his debut in 2013, 3 year and 11 months later than Avanesyan, whose first professional fight was in 2009. He had fought 24 less professional rounds, 180 to Avanesyan's 204.
Kerman Lejarraga went into the fight ranked number 5 by the WBA, 2 by the WBC, 5 by the WBO and 3 by the IBF at welterweight.
Lejarraga vs Avanesyan form
Lejarraga had won 5 of his most recent fights, stopping 3 of them, going the distance twice.
In his last fight leading up to this contest, he had won against Jack Flatley on 3rd December 2021 by knockout in the 9th round at Bilbao Arena, País Vasco, Spain.
Previous to that, he had won against Dylan Charrat on 11th September 2021 by technical decision in their 10 round contest at Pabellón de la Vall d'Hebron, Cataluña.
Going into that contest, he had beat Jez Smith on 23rd April 2021 by knockout in the 7th round at Palau Olímpic Vall d'Hebron, Cataluña.
Before that, he had defeated Tyrone Nurse on 8th August 2020 by points in the 10th round at Plaza de Toros de Puerto Banus, Andalucía.
He had won against Anderson Clayton on 30th November 2019 by knockout in the 1st round at Pabellón de la Vall d'Hebron, Cataluña.
Avanesyan had beaten 3 of his last 5 opponents, stopping 2 of them, going the distance once.
In his last fight before this contest, he had lost to Egidijus Kavaliauskas on 16th February 2018 by technical knockout in the 6th round at Reno-Sparks Convention Center, Nevada, United States.
Previous to that, he had been beaten by Lamont Peterson on 18th February 2017 by unanimous decision in their WBA World Welterweight championship fight at Cintas Center, Cincinnati.
Going into that contest, he had defeated Shane Mosley on 28th May 2016 by unanimous decision in their WBA Interim World Welterweight championship fight at Gila River Arena, Glendale.
Before that, he had beat Charlie Navarro on 7th November 2015 by technical knockout in the 9th round in their WBA Interim World Welterweight championship fight at Salle des Étoiles, Monte Carlo, Monaco.
He had won against Dean Byrne on 27th June 2015 by technical knockout in the 6th round at Hilton Hotel, Blackpool, United Kingdom.
In terms of activity leading into the fight, Kerman Lejarraga had been fighting more than David Avanesyan.
Going to this contest, Kerman Lejarraga had last fought 8 months and 5 days ago, while David Avanesyan's last outing had been 4 years, 5 months and 23 days ago.
Lejarraga's last 5 fights had come over a period of 2 years, 8 months and 9 days, meaning he had been fighting on average every 6 months and 15 days. In those fights, he fought a total of 37 rounds, meaning that they had lasted 7.4 rounds on average.
Avanesyan's last 5 fights had come over a period of 7 years, 1 month and 12 days, meaning he had been fighting on average every 1 year, 5 months and 3 days. In those fights, he fought a total of 45 rounds, meaning that they had lasted 9 rounds on average.
What time did Lejarraga vs Avanesyan start?
The fighters were expected to ringwalk at around 10:00 PM UTC at Bilbao Arena, País Vasco, Spain, which was 6:00 PM EST or 3:00 PM PST on the West Coast of America, or 10:00 PM GMT in the UK.
What were the odds on Lejarraga vs Avanesyan?
Kerman Lejarraga was a 4/25 (-625) favourite going into the contest, while David Avanesyan made his way into the ring at 4/1 (+400) with oddsmakers.