Murat vs Fornling Info
Sven Fornling beat Karo Murat by unanimous decision in their 12 round contest on Saturday 15th December 2018 at Sporthalle in Hamburg.
The scorecards were announced as in favor of winner Sven Fornling.
The fight took place over rounds in the Light Heavyweight division, which meant the weight limit was 175 pounds (12.5 stone or 79.4 KG).
This was of the World Boxing Super Series.
Murat vs Fornling stats
Karo Murat stepped into the ring with a record of 32 wins, 3 loses and 1 draw, 21 of those wins coming by the way of knock out.
Sven Fornling made his way to the ring with a record of 14 wins, 1 loss and draws, with 7 of those wins by knock out.
The stats suggested Murat had advantage in power over Fornling, with a 66% knock out percentage over Fornling's 50%.
Karo Murat was the older man by 5 years, at 36 years old.
Both Karo Murat & Sven Fornling fought out of an orthodox stance.
Murat was the more experienced professional fighter, having had 21 more fights, and made his debut in 2006, 7 years and 1 month earlier than Fornling, who’s first professional fight was in 2013. He had fought 161 more professional rounds, 250 to Fornling's 89.
Karo Murat went into the fight ranked number 3 by the WBA, 3 by the WBC and 4 by the IBF in the 175lb division.
Sven Fornling was ranked number 10 by the IBF in the 175lb division.
Murat vs Fornling form
Karo Murat had stopped 1 of his last 3 opponents.
In his last fight leading up to this contest, he had won against Dominic Boesel on 1st July 2017 by technical knockout in the 11th round at Ballsport Arena, Dresden, Germany.
Previous to that, he had been beaten by Sullivan Barrera on 12th December 2015 by knockout in the 5th round at Civic Auditorium, Glendale, United States.
Going into that contest, he had lost to Bernard Hopkins on 26th October 2013 by unanimous decision in their IBF World Light heavyweight championship fight at Boardwalk Hall, Atlantic City.
Fornling had won 3 of his most recent fights, stopping 1 of them, going the distance twice.
In his last fight before this contest, he had won against Karel Horejsek on 21st April 2018 by unanimous decision in their 10 round contest at Gaerdehov Icehockey Arena, Sundsvall, Sweden.
Previous to that, he had won against Jeppe Morell on 5th January 2018 by technical knockout in the 3rd round at Frederiksberg Hallerne, Copenhagen, Denmark.
Going into that contest, he had beat Arijan Sherifi on 18th March 2017 by unanimous decision in their 10 round contest at Baltiska Hallen, Malmo, Sweden.
In terms of activity leading into the fight, Sven Fornling had been fighting more than Karo Murat.
Going to this contest, Karo Murat had last fought 3 years 1 month and 10 days ago, while Sven Fornling's last outing had been 2 years 3 months and 21 days ago.
Murat's last 3 fights had come over a period of 3 years 8 months and 5 days, meaning he had been fighting on average every 11 months and 2 days. In those fights, he fought a total of 28 rounds, meaning that they had lasted 9.3 rounds on average.
Fornling's last 3 fights had come over a period of 1 year 1 month and 3 days, meaning he had been fighting on average every 3 months and 9 days. In those fights, he fought a total of 23 rounds, meaning that they had lasted 7.7 rounds on average.
What time did Murat vs Fornling start?
The fighters were expected to ringwalk at around 10:00 pm UTC at Sporthalle, Hamburg, Germany, 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.