Emperors Palace, Gauteng, South Africa
Tape rankings @ Heavyweight
Who won Lerena vs Dinu?
Kevin Lerena beat Bogdan Dinu by knockout in the 4th round on Saturday 26th March 2022 at Emperors Palace in Gauteng.
The fight was scheduled to take place over 12 rounds in the Heavyweight division, which meant there was no weight limit.
Lerena vs Dinu stats
Kevin Lerena stepped 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 made 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 suggested Dinu had a large advantage in power over Lerena, boosting at 80% knock out percentage over Lerena's 50%.
Kevin Lerena was the younger man by 6 years, at 30 years old.
Dinu had a height advantage of 4 inches over Lerena.
Kevin Lerena fought out of the southpaw stance, while Bogdan Dinu was an orthodox fighter.
Lerena was 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 had fought 101 more professional rounds, 180 to Dinu's 79.
Lerena vs Dinu form
Lerena 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 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 had stopped 2 of his last 5 opponents.
In his last fight leading up to this contest, he had 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.
He had defeated Irakli Gvenetadze on 6th May 2017 by technical knockout in the 4th round at Sala Constantin Jude, Timisoara.
In terms of activity leading into the fight, Kevin Lerena had been fighting more than Bogdan Dinu.
Going to this contest, Kevin Lerena had last fought 1 year, 7 months and 28 days ago, while Bogdan Dinu's last outing had been 1 year, 2 months and 11 days ago.
Lerena's last 5 fights had come over a period of 3 years and 5 months, meaning he had been fighting on average every 8 months and 6 days. In those fights, he fought a total of 30 rounds, meaning that they had lasted 6 rounds on average.
Dinu's last 5 fights had come over a period of 5 years, 3 months and 10 days, meaning he had been fighting on average every 1 year and 20 days. In those fights, he fought a total of 20 rounds, meaning that they had lasted 4 rounds on average.
What time did Lerena vs Dinu start?
The fighters were expected to ringwalk at around 8:00 PM UTC at Emperors Palace, Gauteng, South Africa, which was 4:00 PM EST or 1:00 PM PST on the West Coast of America, or 8:00 PM GMT in the UK.
What were the odds on Lerena vs Dinu?
Kevin Lerena was a (+100) underdog going into the contest, while Bogdan Dinu made his way into the ring at (+100) with oddsmakers.