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Kerman Lejarraga vs Frankie Gavin report
Who won Lejarraga vs Gavin?
Kerman Lejarraga beat Frankie Gavin by technical knockout in the 4th round on Saturday 17th November 2018 at BEC Bizkaia 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 Gavin stats
Kerman Lejarraga stepped into the ring with an undefeated record of 26 wins, zero loses and 0 draws, 21 of those wins coming by the way of knock out.
Frankie Gavin made his way to the ring with a record of 26 wins, 3 loses and 0 draws, with 15 of those wins by knock out.
The stats suggested Lejarraga had a large advantage in power over Gavin, boosting at 81% knock out percentage over Gavin's 58%.
Kerman Lejarraga was the younger man by 6 years, at 31 years old.
Gavin had a height advantage of 1 inch over Lejarraga.
Kerman Lejarraga fought out of the orthodox stance, while Frankie Gavin was a southpaw.
Lejarraga was the less experienced professional fighter, having had 3 less fights, and made his debut in 2013, 4 year and 2 months later than Gavin, whose first professional fight was in 2009. He had fought 28 less professional rounds, 180 to Gavin's 208.
Kerman Lejarraga went into the fight ranked number 8 by the WBA, 4 by the WBC, 10 by the WBO and 5 by the IBF at welterweight.
Lejarraga vs Gavin form
Lejarraga had won 5 of his most recent fights, stopping 4 of them, going the distance once.
In his last fight before this contest, he had beat Johnny Navarrete on 4th August 2018 by technical knockout in the 6th round at Palacio de Congresos, Andalucía, Spain.
Previous to that, he had beat Bradley Skeete on 28th April 2018 by technical knockout in the 2nd round at Bilbao Arena, País Vasco.
Going into that contest, he had won against Jose Del Rio on 11th November 2017 by unanimous decision in their 10 round contest at Bilbao Arena, País Vasco.
Before that, he had beat Azael Cosio on 15th July 2017 by technical knockout in the 3rd round at Pabellón Municipal, Cantabria.
He had defeated Jose Antonio Abreu on 9th June 2017 by technical knockout in the 2nd round at Turning Stone Resort & Casino, New York, United States.
Gavin had beaten 3 of his last 5 opponents, stopping 1 of them, going the distance twice.
In his last fight leading up to this contest, he had lost to Sam Eggington on 22nd October 2016 by technical knockout in the 8th round at Barclaycard Arena, Birmingham, UK.
Previous to that, he had won against Ivo Gogosevic on 30th July 2016 by technical knockout in the 6th round at First Direct Arena, Leeds, United Kingdom.
Going into that contest, he had been beaten by Kell Brook on 30th May 2015 by technical knockout in the 6th round in their IBF World Welterweight championship fight at The O2 Arena, London.
Before that, he had defeated Bogdan Mitic on 28th March 2015 by points in the 10th round at Sheffield Arena, Sheffield.
He had beat Bradley Skeete on 29th November 2014 by unanimous decision in their BBBOC British Welterweight and CBC Commonwealth Welterweight championship fight at ExCel Arena, London.
In terms of activity leading into the fight, Kerman Lejarraga had been fighting more than Frankie Gavin.
Going to this contest, Kerman Lejarraga had last fought 4 years, 9 months and 23 days ago, while Frankie Gavin's last outing had been 6 years, 7 months and 5 days ago.
Lejarraga's last 5 fights had come over a period of 5 years, 11 months and 18 days, meaning he had been fighting on average every 1 year, 2 months and 11 days. In those fights, he fought a total of 23 rounds, meaning that they had lasted 4.6 rounds on average.
Gavin's last 5 fights had come over a period of 8 years, 5 months and 28 days, meaning he had been fighting on average every 1 year, 8 months and 12 days. In those fights, he fought a total of 42 rounds, meaning that they had lasted 8.4 rounds on average.
What time did Lejarraga vs Gavin start?
The fighters were expected to ringwalk at around 9:00 PM UTC at BEC Bizkaia Arena, País Vasco, Spain, which was 4:00 PM EST or 1:00 PM PST on the West Coast of America, or 9:00 PM GMT in the UK.
Who broadcast Lejarraga vs Gavin?
The fight was broadcast in the United States by ESPN+.
What were the odds on Lejarraga vs Gavin?
Kerman Lejarraga was a 9/100 (-1100) favourite going into the contest, while Frankie Gavin made his way into the ring at 873/100 (+870) with oddsmakers.
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