Tape rankings @ Cruiserweight
Who won Lerena vs Mann?
Kevin Lerena beat Artur Mann by technical knockout in the 4th round on Saturday 16th March 2019 at Emperors Palace in Gauteng.
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 Mann stats
Kevin Lerena stepped into the ring with a record of 21 wins, 1 loss and 0 draws, 9 of those wins coming by the way of knock out.
Artur Mann made his way to the ring with an unblemished record of 15 wins and 0 draws, with 8 of those by knock out.
The stats suggested Mann had a slight advantage in power over Lerena, with a 53% knock out percentage over Lerena's 43%.
Kevin Lerena was the younger man by 2 years, at 28 years old.
Kevin Lerena fought out of the southpaw stance, while Artur Mann was an orthodox fighter.
Lerena was the more experienced professional fighter, having had 7 more fights, and made his debut in 2011, 3 years and 5 months earlier than Mann, whose first professional fight was in 2015. He had fought 74 more professional rounds, 176 to Mann's 102.
Kevin Lerena went into the fight ranked number 11 by the WBA and 11 by the IBF at cruiserweight.
Artur Mann was ranked number 10 by the IBF in the 200lb division.
Lerena vs Mann form
Lerena had won 5 of his most recent fights, stopping 1 of them, going the distance 4 times.
In his last fight leading up to this contest, he had won against Artur Mann on 16th March 2019 by technical knockout in the 4th round at Emperors Palace, Gauteng, South Africa.
Previous to that, he had won against Roman Golovashchenko on 2nd June 2018 by unanimous decision in their 12 round contest at Sarhadci Olympic Center, Baku, Azerbaijan.
Going into that contest, he had beat Dmytro Kucher on 3rd March 2018 by unanimous decision in their 12 round contest at Emperors Palace, Kempton Park, Guateng, South Africa.
Before that, he had defeated Youri Kayembre Kalenga on 9th September 2017 by split decision in their 12 round contest at Emperors Palace, Kempton Park.
He had won against Sergio Ramirez on 23rd April 2017 by unanimous decision in their 8 round contest at Emperors Palace, Gauteng.
Lerena's last 5 fights had come over a period of 3 years, 10 months and 4 days, meaning he had been fighting on average every 9 months and 8 days. In those fights, he fought a total of 48 rounds, meaning that they had lasted 9.6 rounds on average.
What time did Lerena vs Mann start?
The fighters were expected to ringwalk at around 7:00 PM UTC at Emperors Palace, Gauteng, South Africa, which was 3:00 PM EST or 12:00 PM PST on the West Coast of America, or 7:00 PM GMT in the UK.
Who broadcast Lerena vs Mann?
Lerena vs Mann was broadcast on BoxNation in the UK.
What were the odds on Lerena vs Mann?
Kevin Lerena was a 2/5 (-250) favourite going into the contest, while Artur Mann made his way into the ring at 7/4 (+175) with oddsmakers.