Tape rankings @ Welterweight
Who won Marku vs Jenkins?
Florian Marku beat Chris Jenkins by technical knockout in the 4th round on Saturday 2nd April 2022 at Vertu Motors Arena in Tyne and Wear.
The fight was scheduled to take place over 10 rounds in the Welterweight division, which meant the weight limit was 147 pounds (10.5 stone or 66.7 KG).
This fight appeared on the undercard of Savannah Marshall's and Femke Hermans' clash.
Marku vs Jenkins stats
Back in April 2022, Florian Marku stepped into the ring with an undefeated record of 10 wins, zero loses and 1 draw, 6 of those wins coming by the way of knock out.
Chris Jenkins made his way to the ring with a record of 23 wins, 4 loses and 3 draws, with 8 of those wins by knock out.
The stats suggested Marku had a large advantage in power over Jenkins, boosting at 60% knock out percentage over Jenkins' 35%.
Florian Marku was the younger man by 4 years, at 30 years old.
Florian Marku fought out of the southpaw stance, while Chris Jenkins was an orthodox fighter.
Marku was the less experienced professional fighter, having had 19 less fights, and made his debut in 2018, 6 year and 9 months later than Jenkins, whose first professional fight was in 2012. He had fought 117 less professional rounds, 70 to Jenkins' 187.
Florian Marku went into the fight ranked number 13 by the IBF at welterweight.
Marku vs Jenkins form
Marku remained undefeated as a professional, stopping 2 of his recent opponents.
In his last fight before this contest, he had defeated Jorick Luisetto on 20th November 2021 by points in the 8th round at Wembley Arena, London, United Kingdom.
Previous to that, he had defeated Maxim Prodan on 25th September 2021 by split decision in their 10 round contest at Tottenham Hotspur Stadium, London.
Going into that contest, he had beat Rylan Charlton on 20th February 2021 by technical knockout in the 8th round at Wembley (SSE) Arena, London.
Before that, he had drawn with Jamie Stewart on 12th December 2020 by points in the 8th round at Wembley Arena, London.
He had won against Muma Mweemba on 10th November 2020 by technical knockout in the 1st round at BT Sport Studio, London.
Chris Jenkins had beaten 3 of his last 5 opponents.
In his last fight leading up to this contest, he had beat Julius Indongo on 5th February 2022 by points in the 8th round at Motorpoint Arena, Cardiff, United Kingdom.
Previous to that, he had been beaten by Ekow Essuman on 24th July 2021 by technical knockout in the 8th round in their CBC Commonwealth Welterweight and BBBOC British Welterweight championship fight at Wembley Arena, London.
Going into that contest, he had drawn with Liam Taylor on 30th November 2019 by technical draw in their 12 round contest in their BBBOC British Welterweight championship fight at Arena Birmingham, West Midlands.
Before that, he had beat Paddy Gallagher on 3rd August 2019 by technical decision in their CBC Commonwealth Welterweight championship fight at Marquee, Falls Park, Northern Ireland.
He had defeated Johnny Garton on 8th March 2019 by unanimous decision in their BBBOC British Welterweight championship fight at Royal Albert Hall, London.
In terms of activity leading into the fight, Florian Marku had been fighting more than Chris Jenkins.
Going to this contest, Florian Marku had last fought 4 months and 13 days ago, while Chris Jenkins' last outing had been 1 month and 28 days ago.
Marku's last 5 fights had come over a period of 1 year, 4 months and 23 days, meaning he had been fighting on average every 3 months and 11 days. In those fights, he fought a total of 35 rounds, meaning that they had lasted 7 rounds on average.
Jenkins' last 5 fights had come over a period of 3 years and 25 days, meaning he had been fighting on average every 7 months and 12 days. In those fights, he fought a total of 49 rounds, meaning that they had lasted 9.8 rounds on average.
What time did Marku vs Jenkins start?
The fighters were expected to ringwalk at around 10:00 PM BST at Vertu Motors Arena, Tyne and Wear, United Kingdom, which was 5:00 PM EST or 2:00 PM PST on the West Coast of America.
Who broadcast Marku vs Jenkins?
Marku vs Jenkins was broadcast on Sky Sports Action in the UK.
What were the odds on Marku vs Jenkins?
Florian Marku was a 1/5 (-500) favourite going into the contest, while Chris Jenkins made his way into the ring at 7/2 (+350) with oddsmakers.