Horn vs Zerafa II

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  • Horn vs Zerafa
  • 19-2-1 27-3-0
  • MD 10 MD 10
  • Score Cards 98-90, 94-94, 97-92
  • Wednesday 18th December 2019
  • Brisbane Convention and Exhibition Centre, Queensland, Australia
  • 12 Round Contest @ Middleweight
  • Tape
  • 31 age 27
  • 5' 9" / 175cm height 5' 11" / 180cm
  • 68.1" / 173cm reach 71.7" / 182cm
  • Orthodox (r) stance Orthodox (r)
  • tape record
  • TKO KO TKO TKO UD < form TKO KO UD TKO UD <
  • 19 wins 27
  • 13 by ko 16
  • 68% Ko% 59%
  • 2 Losses 3
  • 1 draws 0
  • 2013 Debut 2011
  • tape rankings @ Middleweight
  • WBA 7
  • WBC
  • WBO 4
  • IBF 13

Horn vs Zerafa II Info

Jeff Horn beat Michael Zerafa by majority decision in their 10 round contest on Wednesday 18th December 2019 at Brisbane Convention and Exhibition Centre in Queensland.

The scorecards were announced as 98-90, 94-94, 97-92 in favor of winner Jeff Horn.

The fight took place over rounds in the Middleweight division, which meant the weight limit was 160 pounds (11.4 stone or 72.6 KG).

Horn vs Zerafa II stats

Jeff Horn stepped into the ring with a record of 19 wins, 2 loses and 1 draw, 13 of those wins coming by the way of knock out.

Michael Zerafa made his way to the ring with a record of 27 wins, 3 loses and draws, with 16 of those wins by knock out.

The stats suggested Horn had a slight advantage in power over Zerafa, with a 68% knock out percentage over Zerafa's 59%.

Jeff Horn was the older man by 4 years, at 32 years old.

Zerafa had a height advantage of 2 inches over Horn. That also extended to a 4-inch reach advantage.

Both Jeff Horn & Michael Zerafa fought out of an orthodox stance.

Horn was the less experienced professional fighter, having had 8 less fights, and made his debut in 2013, 1 year and 11 months later than Zerafa, who’s first professional fight was in 2011. He had fought 49 less professional rounds, 146 to Zerafa's 195.

Michael Zerafa was ranked number 7 by the WBA, 4 by the WBO and 13 by the IBF in the 160lb division.

Horn vs Zerafa II form

Horn had beaten 3 of his last 5 opponents, stopping 2 of them, going the distance once.

In his last fight before this contest, he had lost to Michael Zerafa on 31st August 2019 by technical knockout in the 9th round at Bendigo Stadium, Victoria, Australia.

Previous to that, he had won against Anthony Mundine on 30th November 2018 by knockout in the 1st round at Suncorp Stadium, Queensland.

Going into that contest, he had been beaten by Terence Crawford on 9th June 2018 by technical knockout in the 9th round in their WBO World Welterweight and The Ring Junior Welterweight championship fight at MGM Grand, Las Vegas, United States.

Before that, he had beat Gary Corcoran on 13th December 2017 by technical knockout in the 11th round in their WBO World Welterweight championship fight at Convention & Exhibition Centre, Queensland, Australia.

He had defeated Manny Pacquiao on 2nd July 2017 by unanimous decision in their WBO World Welterweight championship fight at Suncorp Stadium, Brisbane.

Zerafa had beaten 4 of his last 5 opponents, stopping 2 of them, going the distance twice.

In his last fight leading up to this contest, he had won against Jeff Horn on 31st August 2019 by technical knockout in the 9th round at Bendigo Stadium, Victoria, Australia.

Previous to that, he had lost to Kell Brook on 8th December 2018 by unanimous decision in their 12 round contest at Sheffield Arena, Sheffield, United Kingdom.

Going into that contest, he had won against Jose Agustin Feria on 31st August 2018 by technical knockout in the 3rd round at Croatian Club, Victoria, Australia.

Before that, he had defeated Wade Ryan on 1st June 2018 by unanimous decision in their 10 round contest at The Melbourne Pavilion, Victoria.

He had beat Adam Harper on 16th March 2018 by unanimous decision in their CBC Commonwealth Super Welterweight championship fight at The Melbourne Pavilion, Victoria.

Activity check

In terms of activity leading into the fight, Michael Zerafa had been fighting more than Jeff Horn.

Going to this contest, Jeff Horn had last fought 11 months and 14 days ago, while Michael Zerafa's last outing had been 11 months and 14 days ago.

Horn's last 5 fights had come over a period of 2 years 1 month and 29 days, meaning he had been fighting on average every 6 months and 16 days. In those fights, he fought a total of 42 rounds, meaning that they had lasted 8.4 rounds on average.

Zerafa's last 5 fights had come over a period of 1 year 5 months and 15 days, meaning he had been fighting on average every 4 months and 13 days. In those fights, he fought a total of 46 rounds, meaning that they had lasted 9.2 rounds on average.

What time did Horn vs Zerafa II start?

The fighters were expected to ringwalk at around 10:00 am UTC at Brisbane Convention and Exhibition Centre, Queensland, Australia, which was 5:00 am EST or 2:00 am PST on the West Coast of America, or 10:00 am GMT in the UK.

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