Emperors Palace, Kempton Park, South Africa
Tape rankings @ Heavyweight
Who won Lerena vs Wach?
Kevin Lerena beat Mariusz Wach by unanimous decision in their 12 round contest on Saturday 17th September 2022 at Emperors Palace in Kempton Park.
The scorecards were announced as 120-108, 120-108, 118-110 in favor of winner Kevin Lerena.
The fight was scheduled to take place over 12 rounds in the Heavyweight division, which meant there was no weight limit.
Lerena vs Wach stats
Kevin Lerena stepped into the ring with a record of 27 wins, 1 loss and 0 draws.
Mariusz Wach made his way to the ring with a record of 36 wins, 8 loses and 0 draws.
The stats suggested that Lerena and Wach have similar power, both with a 0% knock out percentage.
Kevin Lerena was the younger man by 12 years, at 30 years old.
Wach had a height advantage of 7 inches over Lerena.
Kevin Lerena fought out of the southpaw stance, while Mariusz Wach was an orthodox fighter.
Lerena was the less experienced professional fighter, having had 16 less fights, and made his debut in 2011, 6 year and 7 months later than Wach, whose first professional fight was in 2005. He had fought 95 less professional rounds, 192 to Wach's 287.
Kevin Lerena went into the fight ranked number 13 by the WBA at heavyweight.
Lerena vs Wach 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 defeated Bogdan Dinu on 26th March 2022 by knockout in the 4th round at Emperors Palace, Gauteng, South Africa.
Previous to that, he had defeated Patrick Ferguson on 19th December 2020 by technical knockout in the 5th round at Emperors Palace, Gauteng.
Going into that contest, he had beat Firat Arslan on 8th February 2020 by technical knockout in the 6th round at EWS Arena, Baden-Württemberg, Germany.
Before that, he had won against Sefer Seferi on 21st September 2019 by technical knockout in the 3rd round at Emperors Palace, Gauteng, South Africa.
He had beat Vasil Ducar on 8th June 2019 by unanimous decision in their 12 round contest at Emperors Palace, Kempton Park.
Mariusz Wach had beaten 1 of his last 5 opponents.
In his last fight leading up to this contest, he had lost to Hughie Fury on 12th December 2020 by unanimous decision in their 10 round contest at Wembley (SSE) Arena, London, United Kingdom.
Previous to that, he had defeated Kevin Johnson on 12th June 2020 by unanimous decision in their 10 round contest at Palac w Konarach, Konary, Poland.
Going into that contest, he had been beaten by Dillian Whyte on 7th December 2019 by unanimous decision in their 10 round contest at Diriyah Arena, Diriyah, Saudi Arabia.
Before that, he had lost to Martin Bakole Ilunga on 6th April 2019 by technical knockout in the 8th round at Spodek, Katowice, Poland.
He had been beaten by Artur Szpilka on 10th November 2018 by split decision in their 10 round contest at Arena Gliwice, Gliwice.
In terms of activity leading into the fight, Kevin Lerena had been fighting more than Mariusz Wach.
Going to this contest, Kevin Lerena had last fought 6 months and 5 days ago, while Mariusz Wach's last outing had been 1 year, 9 months and 19 days ago.
Lerena's last 5 fights had come over a period of 3 years, 3 months and 23 days, meaning he had been fighting on average every 7 months and 30 days. In those fights, he fought a total of 30 rounds, meaning that they had lasted 6 rounds on average.
Wach's last 5 fights had come over a period of 3 years, 10 months and 21 days, meaning he had been fighting on average every 9 months and 11 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 Wach start?
The fighters were expected to ringwalk at around 9:00 PM UTC at Emperors Palace, Kempton Park, 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 Wach?
Kevin Lerena was a 2/25 (-1200) favourite going into the contest, while Mariusz Wach made his way into the ring at 151/25 (+600) with oddsmakers.