Melbourne Convention Centre, Victoria, Australia
Tape rankings @ Middleweight
Who won Zerafa vs Hardman?
Michael Zerafa beat Issac Hardman by technical knockout in the 2nd round on Wednesday 20th April 2022 at Melbourne Convention Centre in Victoria.
The fight was scheduled to take place over 12 rounds in the Middleweight division, which meant the weight limit was 160 pounds (11.4 stone or 72.6 KG).
Zerafa vs Hardman stats
Michael Zerafa stepped into the ring with a record of 29 wins, 4 loses and 0 draws, 18 of those wins coming by the way of knock out.
Issac Hardman made his way to the ring with an unblemished record of 12 wins and 0 draws, with 10 of those by knock out.
The stats suggested Hardman had a large advantage in power over Zerafa, boosting at 83% knock out percentage over Zerafa's 62%.
Michael Zerafa was the older man by 30 years, at 30 years old.
Hardman had a height advantage of 1 inch over Zerafa.
Both Michael Zerafa & Issac Hardman fought out of an orthodox stance.
Zerafa was arguably the more experienced fighter, having had 21 more fights, and made his debut in 2011, 11 year and 2 months later than Hardman, whose first professional fight was in . He had fought 152 more professional rounds, 202 to Hardman's 50.
Zerafa vs Hardman form
Michael Zerafa had stopped 3 of his last 5 opponents.
In his last fight before this contest, he had defeated Siliveni Nawai on 20th December 2021 by technical knockout in the 4th round at The Melbourne Pavilion, Victoria, Australia.
Previous to that, he had defeated Anthony Mundine on 13th March 2021 by technical knockout in the 1st round at Bendigo Stadium, Victoria.
Going into that contest, he had been beaten by Jeff Horn on 18th December 2019 by majority decision in their 10 round contest at Brisbane Convention and Exhibition Centre, Queensland.
Before that, he had beat Jeff Horn on 31st August 2019 by technical knockout in the 9th round at Bendigo Stadium, Victoria.
He had lost to Kell Brook on 8th December 2018 by unanimous decision in their 12 round contest at Sheffield Arena, Sheffield, United Kingdom.
Zerafa's last 5 fights had come over a period of 3 years, 5 months and 14 days, meaning he had been fighting on average every 8 months and 9 days. In those fights, he fought a total of 36 rounds, meaning that they had lasted 7.2 rounds on average.
What time did Zerafa vs Hardman start?
The fighters were expected to ringwalk at around 12:00 PM UTC at Melbourne Convention Centre, Victoria, Australia, which was 8:00 AM EST or 5:00 AM PST on the West Coast of America, or 1:00 PM BST in the UK.
What were the odds on Zerafa vs Hardman?
Michael Zerafa was a (+100) underdog going into the contest, while Issac Hardman made his way into the ring at (+100) with oddsmakers.