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Filip Hrgovic vs Andy Ruiz Jr preview
When is Hrgovic vs Ruiz Jr?
Filip Hrgovic could fight Andy Ruiz Jr in Autumn/Fall 2023 in the United States.
The fight would be scheduled for 12 rounds in the Heavyweight division, which means there would be no weight limit.
The contest would be an eliminator for the IBF heavyweight championship of the world.
Hrgovic vs Ruiz Jr stats
Filip Hrgovic would step into the ring with an undefeated record of 15 wins, zero loses and 0 draws, 12 of those wins coming by the way of knock out.
Andy Ruiz Jr would make his way to the ring with a record of 35 wins, 2 loses and 0 draws, with 22 of those wins by knock out.
The stats suggest Hrgovic would have advantage in power over Ruiz Jr, with a 80% knock out percentage over Ruiz Jr's 63%.
Filip Hrgovic is the younger man by 3 years, at 30 years old.
Hrgovic has a height advantage of 4 inches over Ruiz Jr.
Both Filip Hrgovic & Andy Ruiz Jr fight out of an orthodox stance.
Hrgovic is currently the less experienced professional fighter, having had 22 less fights, and made his debut in 2017, 8 year and 6 months later than Ruiz Jr, whose first professional fight was in 2009. He has fought 126 less professional rounds, 61 to Ruiz Jr's 187.
Filip Hrgovic goes into the fight ranked number 8 by the WBA, 14 by the WBC, 4 by the WBO, 1 by the IBF and 9 by the RING at heavyweight.
Andy Ruiz Jr is currently ranked number 2 by the WBC, 1 by the WBO, 3 by the IBF and 5 by the RING in the 201lb division.
Hrgovic vs Ruiz Jr form
Hrgovic remains undefeated as a professional, stopping 4 of his last 5 opponents.
In his last fight, he defeated Zhilei Zhang on 20th August 2022 by unanimous decision in their 12 round contest at Jeddah Superdome, Jeddah, Saudi Arabia.
Previous to that, he had defeated Emir Ahmatovic on 4th December 2021 by technical knockout in the 3rd round at MGM Grand, Grand Garden Arena, Nevada, United States.
Going into that contest, he had beat Marko Radonjic on 10th September 2021 by technical knockout in the 3rd round at Worthersee Stadium, Klagenfurt, Austria.
Before that, he had won against Rydell Booker on 7th November 2020 by technical knockout in the 5th round at Seminole Hard Rock Hotel and Casino, Florida, United States.
He had beat Alexandre Kartozia on 26th September 2020 by knockout in the 2nd round at Struer Arena, Struer, Denmark.
Ruiz Jr has beaten 4 of his last 5 opponents, stopping 2 of them, going the distance twice.
In his last fight, he defeated Luis Ortiz on 4th September 2022 by unanimous decision in their 12 round contest at Crypto.com Arena, Los Angeles, United States.
Previous to that, he had defeated Chris Arreola on 1st May 2021 by unanimous decision in their 12 round contest at Dignity Health Sports Park, Carson.
Going into that contest, he had been beaten by Anthony Joshua on 7th December 2019 by unanimous decision in their IBF World Heavyweight, WBA Super World Heavyweight and WBO World Heavyweight championship fight at Diriyah Arena, Diriyah, Saudi Arabia.
Before that, he had won against Anthony Joshua on 1st June 2019 by technical knockout in the 7th round in their WBA Super World Heavyweight, IBF World Heavyweight and WBO World Heavyweight championship fight at Madison Square Garden, New York, United States.
He had defeated Alexander Dimitrenko on 20th April 2019 by technical knockout in the 5th round at Dignity Health Sports Park, California.
In terms of recent activity, Filip Hrgovic has been fighting more than Andy Ruiz Jr.
Filip Hrgovic last fought 7 months ago, while Andy Ruiz Jr's last outing was 6 months and 16 days ago.
Hrgovic's last 5 fights have come over a period of 2 years, 5 months and 22 days, meaning he has been fighting on average every 6 months. In those fights, he fought a total of 25 rounds, meaning that they have lasted 5 rounds on average.
Ruiz Jr's last 5 fights have come over a period of 3 years and 11 months, meaning he has been fighting on average every 9 months and 13 days. In those fights, he fought a total of 48 rounds, meaning that they have lasted 9.6 rounds on average.
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