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When is Merhy vs Lerena?
Ryad Merhy could face Kevin Lerena in Autumn/Fall 2023 in Bruxelles-Capitale.
The fight would be scheduled for 12 rounds in the Cruiserweight division, which means the weight limit would be 200 pounds (14.3 stone or 90.7 KG).
The contest would be for the vacant WBA cruiserweight championship of the world.
Merhy vs Lerena stats
Ryad Merhy would step into the ring with a record of 30 wins, 1 loss and 0 draws, 25 of those wins coming by the way of knock out.
Kevin Lerena would make his way to the ring with a record of 28 wins, 1 loss and 0 draws, with 14 of those wins by knock out.
The stats suggest Merhy would have a massive power advantage over Lerena, boosting at 83% knock out percentage over Lerena's 50%.
Ryad Merhy is the same age as Kevin Lerena, at 30 years old.
Lerena has a height advantage of 2 inches over Merhy.
Ryad Merhy fights out of the orthodox stance, while Kevin Lerena is a southpaw.
Merhy is currently arguably the less experienced fighter, having had 2 more fights, and made his debut in 2013, 1 year and 6 months later than Lerena, whose first professional fight was in 2011. He has fought 40 less professional rounds, 152 to Lerena's 192.
Ryad Merhy goes into the fight ranked number 10 by the RING at cruiserweight.
Merhy vs Lerena form
Merhy has won 5 of his most recent fights, stopping 4 of them, going the distance once.
In his last fight, he defeated Zhaoxin Zhang on 17th July 2021 by technical knockout in the 8th round in their WBA World Cruiserweight championship fight at Bruxelles-Capitale, Bruxelles-Capitale, Belgium.
Previous to that, he had defeated Imre Szello on 19th October 2019 by knockout in the 7th round in their WBA Interim World Cruiserweight championship fight at Spiroudome Arena, Hainaut.
Going into that contest, he had beat Cesar David Crenz on 4th May 2019 by knockout in the 3rd round at Spiroudome Arena, Hainaut.
Before that, he had won against Samuel Clarkson on 15th December 2018 by knockout in the 4th round at Spiroudome Arena, Hainaut.
He had beat Demetrius Banks on 20th October 2018 by unanimous decision in their 8 round contest at Country Hall de Liège, Liege.
Lerena has won 5 of his most recent fights, stopping 4 of them, going the distance once.
In his last fight, he defeated Mariusz Wach on 17th September 2022 by unanimous decision in their 12 round contest at Emperors Palace, Kempton Park, South Africa.
Previous to that, he had defeated Bogdan Dinu on 26th March 2022 by knockout in the 4th round at Emperors Palace, Gauteng.
Going into that contest, he had won against Patrick Ferguson on 19th December 2020 by technical knockout in the 5th round at Emperors Palace, Gauteng.
Before that, he had defeated Firat Arslan on 8th February 2020 by technical knockout in the 6th round at EWS Arena, Baden-Württemberg, Germany.
He had beat Sefer Seferi on 21st September 2019 by technical knockout in the 3rd round at Emperors Palace, Gauteng, South Africa.
In terms of recent activity, Kevin Lerena has been fighting more than Ryad Merhy.
Ryad Merhy last fought 1 year, 4 months and 14 days ago, while Kevin Lerena's last outing was 2 months and 14 days ago.
Merhy's last 5 fights have come over a period of 4 years, 1 month and 11 days, meaning he has been fighting on average every 9 months and 27 days. In those fights, he fought a total of 30 rounds, meaning that they have lasted 6 rounds on average.
Lerena's last 5 fights have come over a period of 3 years, 2 months and 10 days, meaning he has been fighting on average every 7 months and 21 days. In those fights, he fought a total of 30 rounds, meaning that they have lasted 6 rounds on average.
What are the odds on Merhy vs Lerena?
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