Summer 2021
Potentially

in the United States

Potential contest
@ Heavyweight
24-2-0
34-2-0

The tape

32
Age
32
6' 6" / 198 cm
Height
6' 2" / 188 cm
81.9" / 208 cm
Reach
74" / 188 cm
Orthodox (R)
Stance
Orthodox (R)

Full record

UD 12KO 9UD 12TKO 7TKO 7
Form
UD 12UD 12TKO 7TKO 5UD 10
24
Wins
34
22
By KO
22
92
KO%
65
2
Losses
2
1
Stopped
0
0
Draws
0
2013
Debut
2009
124
Pro rounds
175

Current rankings @ Heavyweight

2
The Ring
6
5
WBA
7
-
WBC
2
-
WBO
4
5
IBF
11

Anthony Joshua vs Andy Ruiz Jr preview

When is Joshua vs Ruiz Jr III?

Anthony Joshua could face Andy Ruiz Jr in Summer 2021 in the United States.

The fight would be scheduled for 12 rounds in the Heavyweight division, which means there would be no weight limit.

Joshua vs Ruiz Jr III stats

Anthony Joshua would step into the ring with a record of 24 wins, 2 loses and 0 draws, 22 of those wins coming by the way of knock out.

Andy Ruiz Jr would make his way to the ring with a record of 34 wins, 2 loses and 0 draws, with 22 of those wins by knock out.

The stats suggest Joshua would have a large advantage in power over Ruiz Jr, boosting at 92% knock out percentage over Ruiz Jr's 65%.

Anthony Joshua is the same age as Andy Ruiz Jr, at 32 years old.

Joshua has a height advantage of 4 inches over Ruiz Jr. This also extends to a 8-inch reach advantage.

Both Anthony Joshua & Andy Ruiz Jr fight out of an orthodox stance.

Joshua is currently the less experienced professional fighter, having had 10 less fights, and made his debut in 2013, 4 year and 6 months later than Ruiz Jr, whose first professional fight was in 2009. He has fought 51 less professional rounds, 124 to Ruiz Jr's 175.

Anthony Joshua goes into the fight ranked number 5 by the WBA, 5 by the IBF and 2 by the RING at heavyweight.

Andy Ruiz Jr is currently ranked number 7 by the WBA, 2 by the WBC, 4 by the WBO, 11 by the IBF and 6 by the RING in the 201lb division.

Joshua vs Ruiz Jr III form

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

In his last fight, he lost to Oleksandr Usyk on 25th September 2021 by unanimous decision in their WBA Super World Heavyweight, IBF World Heavyweight and WBO World Heavyweight championship fight at Tottenham Hotspur Stadium, London, United Kingdom.

Previous to that, he had defeated Kubrat Pulev on 12th December 2020 by knockout in the 9th round in their WBA Super World Heavyweight, WBO World Heavyweight and IBF World Heavyweight championship fight at Wembley Arena, London.

Going into that contest, he had beat Andy Ruiz Jr 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 been beaten by Andy Ruiz Jr 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 won against Alexander Povetkin on 22nd September 2018 by technical knockout in the 7th round in their IBF World Heavyweight, WBA Super World Heavyweight and WBO World Heavyweight championship fight at Wembley Stadium, London, United Kingdom.

Ruiz Jr has beaten 4 of his last 5 opponents, stopping 2 of them, going the distance twice.

In his last fight, he beat Chris Arreola on 1st May 2021 by unanimous decision in their 12 round contest at Dignity Health Sports Park, Carson, United States.

Previous to that, he had lost to 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.

Going into that contest, he had beat 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.

Before that, he had defeated Alexander Dimitrenko on 20th April 2019 by technical knockout in the 5th round at Dignity Health Sports Park, California.

Hehad won against Kevin Johnson on 7th July 2018 by unanimous decision in their 10 round contest at Save Mart Arena, California.

Activity check

In terms of recent activity, Anthony Joshua has been fighting more than Andy Ruiz Jr.

Anthony Joshua last fought 24 days ago, while Andy Ruiz Jr's last outing was 5 months and 18 days ago.

Joshua's last 5 fights have come over a period of 3 years and 27 days, meaning he has been fighting on average every 7 months and 12 days. In those fights, he fought a total of 47 rounds, meaning that they have lasted 9.4 rounds on average.

Ruiz Jr's last 5 fights have come over a period of 3 years, 3 months and 12 days, meaning he has been fighting on average every 7 months and 28 days. In those fights, he fought a total of 46 rounds, meaning that they have lasted 9.2 rounds on average.

What were the odds on Joshua vs Ruiz Jr III?

Andy Ruiz Jr is currently (+100) to win the contest outright, while you can get (+100) on Anthony Joshua if you fancy the incredible upset.

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