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Who won Lerena vs Kucher?
Kevin Lerena beat Dmytro Kucher by unanimous decision in their 12 round contest on Saturday 3rd March 2018 at Emperors Palace in Kempton Park, Guateng.
The scorecards were announced as in favor of winner Kevin Lerena.
The fight was scheduled to take place over 12 rounds in the Cruiserweight division, which meant the weight limit was 200 pounds (14.3 stone or 90.7 KG).
Lerena vs Kucher stats
Back in March 2018, Kevin Lerena stepped into the ring with a record of 19 wins, 1 loss and 0 draws.
Dmytro Kucher made his way to the ring with a record of 24 wins, 2 loses and 1 draw.
Kevin Lerena was the younger man by 8 years, at 26 years old.
Kucher had a height advantage of 1 inch over Lerena.
Kevin Lerena fought out of the southpaw stance, while Dmytro Kucher was an orthodox fighter.
Lerena was arguably the less experienced fighter, having had 7 less fights, and made his debut in 2011, 2 year and 8 months later than Kucher, whose first professional fight was in 2009. He had fought 58 more professional rounds, 219 to Kucher's 161.
Kevin Lerena went into the fight ranked number 9 by the WBA, 6 by the WBC and 4 by the IBF at cruiserweight.
Dmytro Kucher was ranked number 15 by the WBC in the 200lb division.
Lerena vs Kucher form
Dmytro Kucher had stopped 3 of his last 5 opponents.
In his last fight before this contest, he had lost to Marco Huck on 19th November 2016 by unanimous decision in their 12 round contest at Tui Arena, Hannover, Germany.
Previous to that, he had defeated Enzo Maccarinelli on 10th June 2016 by technical knockout in the 1st round at York Hall, London, United Kingdom.
Going into that contest, he had drawn with Bilal Laggoune on 9th October 2015 by split draw in their 12 round contest at Topsporthal Vlaanderen, Ghent, Belgium.
Before that, he had beat Bobby Thomas Jr on 30th May 2015 by technical knockout in the 1st round at Florentine Gardens, Hollywood, United States.
He had won against Galen Brown on 24th October 2014 by technical knockout in the 4th round at Crowne Plaza Hotel, San Diego.
Lerena's last 3 fights had come over a period of 1 year, 4 months and 9 days, meaning he had been fighting on average every 5 months and 14 days. In those fights, he fought a total of 30 rounds, meaning that they had lasted 10 rounds on average.
Kucher's last 5 fights had come over a period of 3 years, 4 months and 7 days, meaning he had been fighting on average every 8 months and 2 days. In those fights, he fought a total of 30 rounds, meaning that they had lasted 6 rounds on average.
What time did Lerena vs Kucher start?
The fighters were expected to ringwalk at around 6:00 PM UTC at Emperors Palace, Kempton Park, Guateng, South Africa, which was 1:00 PM EST or 10:00 AM PST on the West Coast of America, or 6:00 PM GMT in the UK.
Who broadcast Lerena vs Kucher?
Lerena vs Kucher was broadcast on BoxNation in the UK.
What were the odds on Lerena vs Kucher?
Kevin Lerena was a 29/100 (-340) favourite going into the contest, while Dmytro Kucher made his way into the ring at 62/25 (+250) with oddsmakers.