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Who won Zeuge vs Smith?
Tyron Zeuge beat Paul Smith by unanimous decision in their 12 round contest on Saturday 17th June 2017 in Wetzlar.
The scorecards were announced as in favor of winner Tyron Zeuge.
The fight was scheduled to take place over 12 rounds in the Super Middleweight division, which meant the weight limit was 168 pounds (12 stone or 76.2 KG).
This contest was for the WBA super middleweight championship of the world.
Zeuge vs Smith stats
Tyron Zeuge stepped into the ring with an undefeated record of 20 wins, zero loses and 1 draw, 11 of those wins coming by the way of knock out.
Paul Smith made his way to the ring with a record of 38 wins, 6 loses and 0 draws, with 22 of those wins by knock out.
The stats suggested Smith had a slight advantage in power over Zeuge, with a 58% knock out percentage over Zeuge's 55%.
Tyron Zeuge was the younger man by 10 years, at 28 years old.
Smith had a height advantage of 1 inch over Zeuge.
Both Tyron Zeuge & Paul Smith fought out of an orthodox stance.
Zeuge was arguably the less experienced fighter, having had 23 less fights, and made his debut in 2012, 8 year and 11 months later than Smith, whose first professional fight was in 2003. He had fought 172 more professional rounds, 172 to Smith's 0.
Paul Smith was ranked number 5 by the WBA in the 168lb division.
Zeuge vs Smith form
Zeuge 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 defeated Isaac Ekpo on 24th March 2018 by technical knockout in the 2nd round in their WBA World Super Middleweight championship fight at Inselparkhalle, Hamburg, Germany.
Previous to that, he had defeated Paul Smith on 17th June 2017 by unanimous decision in their WBA World Super Middleweight championship fight at Wetzlar.
Going into that contest, he had beat Isaac Ekpo on 25th March 2017 by technical decision in their WBA World Super Middleweight championship fight at MBS Arena, Potsdam.
Before that, he had won against Giovanni De Carolis on 5th November 2016 by knockout in the 12th round in their WBA World Super Middleweight championship fight at MBS Arena, Potsdam.
He had drawn with Giovanni De Carolis on 16th July 2016 by majority draw in their 12 round contest in their WBA World Super Middleweight championship fight at Max Schmeling Halle, Prenzlauer Berg.
Smith 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 beat Daniel Regi on 10th September 2016 by technical knockout in the 5th round at The O2 Arena, London, United Kingdom.
Previous to that, he had beat Bartlomiej Grafka on 29th May 2016 by points in the 6th round at Goodison Park Stadium, Liverpool.
Going into that contest, he had defeated Bronislav Kubin on 7th May 2016 by technical knockout in the 3rd round at Manchester Arena, Manchester.
Before that, he had been beaten by Andre Ward on 20th June 2015 by technical knockout in the 9th round at Oracle Arena, Oakland, United States.
He had lost to Arthur Abraham on 21st February 2015 by unanimous decision in their WBO World Super Middleweight championship fight at O2 World Arena, Kreuzberg, Germany.
In terms of activity leading into the fight, Tyron Zeuge had been fighting more than Paul Smith.
Going to this contest, Tyron Zeuge had last fought 3 years and 30 days ago, while Paul Smith's last outing had been 4 years, 7 months and 13 days ago.
Zeuge's last 5 fights had come over a period of 4 years, 9 months and 7 days, meaning he had been fighting on average every 11 months and 14 days. In those fights, he fought a total of 43 rounds, meaning that they had lasted 8.6 rounds on average.
Smith's last 5 fights had come over a period of 6 years, 2 months and 2 days, meaning he had been fighting on average every 1 year, 2 months and 26 days. In those fights, he fought a total of 35 rounds, meaning that they had lasted 7 rounds on average.
What time did Zeuge vs Smith start?
The fighters were expected to ringwalk at around 9:00 PM UTC at Wetzlar, Germany, which was 5:00 PM EST or 2:00 PM PST on the West Coast of America, or 10:00 PM BST in the UK.
Who broadcast Zeuge vs Smith?
Zeuge vs Smith was broadcast on Sky Sports 1 in the UK.
What were the odds on Zeuge vs Smith?
Tyron Zeuge was a 7/50 (-714) favourite going into the contest, while Paul Smith made his way into the ring at 9/2 (+450) with oddsmakers.