Emperors Palace, Gauteng, South Africa
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Current rankings @ Heavyweight
When is Lerena vs Dinu?
Kevin Lerena will face the challenge of Bogdan Dinu on Saturday 26th February 2022 at Emperors Palace in Gauteng.
The fight will be contested over 12 rounds in the Heavyweight division, which means there is no weight limit.
Lerena vs Dinu stats
Kevin Lerena steps into the ring with a record of 26 wins, 1 loss and 0 draws, 13 of those wins coming by the way of knock out.
Bogdan Dinu will make his way to the ring with a record of 20 wins, 3 loses and 0 draws, with 16 of those wins by knock out.
The stats suggest Dinu has a large advantage in power over Lerena, boosting at 80% knock out percentage over Lerena's 50%.
Kevin Lerena is the younger man by 6 years, at 29 years old.
Dinu has a height advantage of 4 inches over Lerena.
Kevin Lerena fights out of the southpaw stance, while Bogdan Dinu is an orthodox fighter.
Lerena is arguably the more experienced fighter, having had 4 more fights, and made his debut in 2011, 3 year and 7 months later than Dinu, whose first professional fight was in 2008. He has fought 101 more professional rounds, 176 to Dinu's 75.
Lerena vs Dinu form
Lerena has won 5 of his most recent fights, stopping 4 of them, going the distance once.
In his last fight, he beat Patrick Ferguson on 19th December 2020 by technical knockout in the 5th round at Emperors Palace, Gauteng, South Africa.
Previous to that, he had beat Firat Arslan on 8th February 2020 by technical knockout in the 6th round at EWS Arena, Baden-Württemberg, Germany.
Going into that contest, he had won against Sefer Seferi on 21st September 2019 by technical knockout in the 3rd round at Emperors Palace, Gauteng, South Africa.
Before that, he had beat Vasil Ducar on 8th June 2019 by unanimous decision in their 12 round contest at Emperors Palace, Kempton Park.
He had defeated Artur Mann on 16th March 2019 by technical knockout in the 4th round at Emperors Palace, Gauteng.
Bogdan Dinu has stopped 2 of his last 5 opponents.
In his last fight, he lost to Daniel Dubois on 5th June 2021 by knockout in the 2nd round at Telford International Centre, Telford, Shropshire, United Kingdom.
Previous to that, he had been beaten by Kubrat Pulev on 23rd March 2019 by knockout in the 7th round at The Hangar, California, United States.
Going into that contest, he had lost to Jarrell Miller on 17th November 2018 by knockout in the 4th round at Kansas Star Arena, Kansas.
Before that, he had won against Marcelo Luiz Nascimento on 8th December 2017 by technical knockout in the 3rd round at Romeo Iamandi, Buzau, Romania.
Hehad defeated Irakli Gvenetadze on 6th May 2017 by technical knockout in the 4th round at Sala Constantin Jude, Timisoara.
In terms of recent activity, Kevin Lerena has been fighting more than Bogdan Dinu.
Kevin Lerena last fought 1 year, 1 month and 10 days ago, while Bogdan Dinu's last outing was 7 months and 24 days ago.
Lerena's last 5 fights have come over a period of 2 years, 10 months and 13 days, meaning he has been fighting on average every 6 months and 29 days. In those fights, he fought a total of 30 rounds, meaning that they have lasted 6 rounds on average.
Dinu's last 5 fights have come over a period of 4 years, 8 months and 23 days, meaning he has been fighting on average every 11 months and 11 days. In those fights, he fought a total of 20 rounds, meaning that they have lasted 4 rounds on average.
What time does Lerena vs Dinu start?
The fighters are expected to ringwalk at around 10:00 PM UTC at Emperors Palace, Gauteng, South Africa, which is 5:00 PM EST or 2:00 PM PST on the West Coast of America, or 10:00 PM GMT in the UK.
What were the odds on Lerena vs Dinu?
Bogdan Dinu is currently (+100) to win the clash outright, while you can get (+100) on Kevin Lerena if you fancy the incredible upset.