Emperors Palace, Kempton Park, South Africa
Tape rankings @ Light Heavyweight
Who won Liebenberg vs Koelling?
Enrico Koelling beat Ryno Liebenberg by unanimous decision in their 10 round contest on Saturday 4th February 2017 at Emperors Palace in Kempton Park.
The scorecards were announced as 111-117, 112-116, 109-118 in favor of winner Enrico Koelling.
The fight was scheduled to take place over 10 rounds in the Light Heavyweight division, which meant the weight limit was 175 pounds (12.5 stone or 79.4 KG).
Liebenberg vs Koelling stats
Ryno Liebenberg stepped into the ring with a record of 17 wins, 4 loses and 0 draws, 12 of those wins coming by the way of knock out.
Enrico Koelling made his way to the ring with a record of 22 wins, 1 loss and 0 draws, with 6 of those wins by knock out.
The stats suggested Liebenberg had a massive power advantage over Koelling, boosting at 71% knock out percentage over Koelling's 27%.
Ryno Liebenberg was the older man by 5 years, at 37 years old.
Both Ryno Liebenberg & Enrico Koelling fought out of an orthodox stance.
Liebenberg was arguably the less experienced fighter, having had 2 less fights, and made his debut in 2010, 2 years and 2 months earlier than Koelling, whose first professional fight was in 2012. He had fought 78 less professional rounds, 155 to Koelling's 233.
Enrico Koelling was ranked number 11 by the WBA, 10 by the WBO and 6 by the IBF in the 175lb division.
Liebenberg vs Koelling form
Enrico Koelling had beaten 4 of his last 5 opponents.
In his last fight before this contest, he had lost to Artur Beterbiev on 11th November 2017 by knockout in the 12th round in their IBF World Light heavyweight championship fight at Save Mart Arena, California, United States.
Previous to that, he had beat Ryno Liebenberg on 4th February 2017 by unanimous decision in their 10 round contest at Emperors Palace, Kempton Park, South Africa.
Going into that contest, he had won against Ryno Liebenberg on 1st October 2016 by split decision in their 12 round contest at Jahnsportforum, Neubrandenburg, Germany.
Before that, he had beat Oleksandr Cherviak on 9th April 2016 by unanimous decision in their 12 round contest at MBS Arena, Potsdam.
He had defeated Serhiy Demchenko on 5th December 2015 by unanimous decision in their 8 round contest at Inselparkhalle, Wilhelmsburg.
Liebenberg's last 3 fights had come over a period of 8 years, 1 month and 6 days, meaning he had been fighting on average every 2 years, 8 months and 12 days. In those fights, he fought a total of 31 rounds, meaning that they had lasted 10.3 rounds on average.
Koelling's last 5 fights had come over a period of 6 years, 11 months and 26 days, meaning he had been fighting on average every 1 year, 4 months and 25 days. In those fights, he fought a total of 54 rounds, meaning that they had lasted 10.8 rounds on average.
What time did Liebenberg vs Koelling start?
The fighters were expected to ringwalk at around 10:00 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 GMT in the UK.
What were the odds on Liebenberg vs Koelling?
Ryno Liebenberg was a 47/100 (-210) favourite going into the contest, while Enrico Koelling made his way into the ring at 39/25 (+160) with oddsmakers.