Through eight rounds the fight was moving at a leisurely pace with the combatants averaging around 30 punches thrown per round. Clarke seemed to be edging the rounds, out-landing Zorro in 7 of the 8 rounds and averaging 3 more landed punches per round- most of the difference power punches. Clarke was finally able to hurt Zorro in the closing seconds of the eighth round and pounced, putting Zorro down and out.