Tape rankings @ Welterweight
Who won Lejarraga vs Skeete?
Kerman Lejarraga beat Bradley Skeete by technical knockout in the 2nd round on Saturday 28th April 2018 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 Skeete stats
Kerman Lejarraga stepped into the ring with an undefeated record of 24 wins, zero loses and 0 draws, 19 of those wins coming by the way of knock out.
Bradley Skeete made his way to the ring with a record of 27 wins, 1 loss and 0 draws, with 12 of those wins by knock out.
The stats suggested Lejarraga had a massive power advantage over Skeete, boosting at 79% knock out percentage over Skeete's 44%.
Kerman Lejarraga was the younger man by 5 years, at 30 years old.
Skeete had a height advantage of 4 inches over Lejarraga.
Both Kerman Lejarraga & Bradley Skeete fought out of an orthodox stance.
Lejarraga was the less experienced professional fighter, having had 4 less fights, and made his debut in 2013, 2 year and 6 months later than Skeete, whose first professional fight was in 2010. He had fought 27 less professional rounds, 180 to Skeete's 207.
Kerman Lejarraga went into the fight ranked number 8 by the WBA and 14 by the WBC at welterweight.
Bradley Skeete was ranked number 11 by the WBC, 11 by the WBO and 5 by the IBF in the 147lb division.
Lejarraga vs Skeete form
Skeete had beaten 4 of his last 5 opponents, stopping 2 of them, going the distance twice.
In his last fight before this contest, he had won against Sam Eggington on 5th March 2016 by unanimous decision in their BBBOC British Welterweight and CBC Commonwealth Welterweight championship fight at Genting Arena, Birmingham, United Kingdom.
Previous to that, he had won against Stevie Williams on 23rd November 2015 by unanimous decision in their 10 round contest at Hilton Hotel, Mayfair.
Going into that contest, he had beat Mark Thompson on 26th September 2015 by technical knockout in the 3rd round at Wembley Arena, London.
Before that, he had defeated Brunet Zamora on 9th May 2015 by technical knockout in the 6th round at Wembley Arena, London.
He had been beaten by Frankie Gavin on 29th November 2014 by unanimous decision in their BBBOC British Welterweight and CBC Commonwealth Welterweight championship fight at ExCel Arena, London.
Skeete's last 5 fights had come over a period of 8 years, 2 months and 8 days, meaning he had been fighting on average every 1 year, 7 months and 21 days. In those fights, he fought a total of 43 rounds, meaning that they had lasted 8.6 rounds on average.
What time did Lejarraga vs Skeete start?
The fighters were expected to ringwalk at around 9:00 PM UTC at Bilbao Arena, País Vasco, Spain, which was 5:00 PM EST or 2:00 PM PST on the West Coast of America, or 9:00 PM GMT in the UK.
Who broadcast Lejarraga vs Skeete?
Lejarraga vs Skeete was broadcast on BoxNation in the UK.
What were the odds on Lejarraga vs Skeete?
Kerman Lejarraga was a 2/1 (+200) underdog going into the contest, while Bradley Skeete made his way into the ring at 9/25 (-280) with oddsmakers.