Emperors Palace, Gauteng, South Africa
Tape rankings @ Cruiserweight
Who won Lerena vs Seferi?
Kevin Lerena beat Sefer Seferi by technical knockout in the 3rd round on Saturday 21st September 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 Seferi stats
Kevin Lerena stepped into the ring with a record of 22 wins, 1 loss and 0 draws, 10 of those wins coming by the way of knock out.
Sefer Seferi made his way to the ring with a record of 23 wins, 2 loses and 0 draws, with 21 of those wins by knock out.
The stats suggested Seferi had a massive power advantage over Lerena, boosting at 91% knock out percentage over Lerena's 45%.
Kevin Lerena was the younger man by 13 years, at 28 years old.
Kevin Lerena fought out of the southpaw stance, while Sefer Seferi was an orthodox fighter.
Lerena was arguably the less experienced fighter, having had 2 less fights, and made his debut in 2011, 4 year and 6 months later than Seferi, whose first professional fight was in 2007. He had fought 86 more professional rounds, 176 to Seferi's 90.
Kevin Lerena went into the fight ranked number 6 by the WBA, 5 by the WBC and 4 by the IBF at cruiserweight.
Lerena vs Seferi form
Lerena had won 5 of his most recent fights, stopping 1 of them, going the distance 4 times.
In his last fight before this contest, he had won against Vasil Ducar on 8th June 2019 by unanimous decision in their 12 round contest at Emperors Palace, Kempton Park, South Africa.
Previous to that, he had won against Artur Mann on 16th March 2019 by technical knockout in the 4th round at Emperors Palace, Gauteng.
Going into that contest, he had beat Roman Golovashchenko on 2nd June 2018 by unanimous decision in their 12 round contest at Sarhadci Olympic Center, Baku, Azerbaijan.
Before that, he had defeated Dmytro Kucher on 3rd March 2018 by unanimous decision in their 12 round contest at Emperors Palace, Kempton Park, Guateng, South Africa.
He had won against Youri Kayembre Kalenga on 9th September 2017 by split decision in their 12 round contest at Emperors Palace, Kempton Park.
Lerena's last 5 fights had come over a period of 3 years, 5 months and 18 days, meaning he had been fighting on average every 8 months and 10 days. In those fights, he fought a total of 52 rounds, meaning that they had lasted 10.4 rounds on average.
Seferi's last 2 fights had come over a period of 4 years, 5 months and 10 days, meaning he had been fighting on average every 2 years, 2 months and 22 days. In those fights, he fought a total of 14 rounds, meaning that they had lasted 7 rounds on average.
What time did Lerena vs Seferi start?
The fighters were expected to ringwalk at around 9:00 PM UTC at Emperors Palace, Gauteng, South Africa, which was 5:00 PM EST or 2:00 PM PST on the West Coast of America, or 10:00 PM BST in the UK.
What were the odds on Lerena vs Seferi?
Kevin Lerena was a 3/100 (-3333) favourite going into the contest, while Sefer Seferi made his way into the ring at 19/2 (+950) with oddsmakers.