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Anthony Joshua vs Zhilei Zhang preview
When is Joshua vs Zhang?
Anthony Joshua could face the challenge of Zhilei Zhang in Autumn/Fall 2023 in the United States.
The fight would be contested over 12 rounds in the Heavyweight division, which means there would be no weight limit.
Joshua vs Zhang stats
Anthony Joshua would step into the ring with a record of 24 wins, 3 loses and 0 draws, 22 of those wins coming by the way of knock out.
Zhilei Zhang would make his way to the ring with a record of 24 wins, 1 loss and 1 draw, with 19 of those wins by knock out.
The stats suggest Joshua would have advantage in power over Zhang, with a 92% knock out percentage over Zhang's 79%.
Anthony Joshua is the younger man by 6 years, at 33 years old.
Anthony Joshua fights out of the orthodox stance, while Zhilei Zhang is a southpaw.
Joshua is currently the more experienced professional fighter, having had 1 more fights, and made his debut in 2013, 10 months earlier than Zhang, whose first professional fight was in 2014. He has fought 52 more professional rounds, 136 to Zhang's 84.
Anthony Joshua goes into the fight ranked number 4 by the WBA, 5 by the WBC, 5 by the WBO, 5 by the IBF and 3 by the RING at heavyweight.
Zhilei Zhang is currently ranked number 13 by the WBO in the 201lb division.
Joshua vs Zhang form
Joshua has beaten 2 of his last 5 opponents, stopping 1 of them, going the distance once.
In his last fight, he lost to Oleksandr Usyk on 20th August 2022 by split decision in their IBF World Heavyweight, WBA Super World Heavyweight, WBO World Heavyweight and The Ring Heavyweight championship fight at Jeddah Superdome, Jeddah, Saudi Arabia.
Previous to that, he had been beaten by 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.
Going into that contest, he had beat 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.
Before that, he had won against 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.
He had lost to 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.
Zhilei Zhang has stopped 3 of his last 5 opponents.
In his last fight, he lost to Filip Hrgovic on 20th August 2022 by unanimous decision in their 12 round contest at Jeddah Superdome, Jeddah, Saudi Arabia.
Previous to that, he had beat Scott Alexander on 7th May 2022 by knockout in the 1st round at T-Mobile Arena, Nevada, United States.
Going into that contest, he had defeated Craig Lewis on 27th November 2021 by technical knockout in the 2nd round at Madison Square Garden Theater, New York.
Before that, he had drawn with Jerry Forrest on 27th February 2021 by majority draw in their 10 round contest at Hard Rock Stadium, Florida.
He had won against Devin Vargas on 7th November 2020 by knockout in the 4th round at Seminole Hard Rock Hotel and Casino, Florida.
In terms of recent activity, Zhilei Zhang has been fighting more than Anthony Joshua.
Anthony Joshua last fought 7 months and 2 days ago, while Zhilei Zhang's last outing was 7 months and 2 days ago.
Joshua's last 5 fights have come over a period of 3 years, 9 months and 21 days, meaning he has been fighting on average every 9 months and 5 days. In those fights, he fought a total of 52 rounds, meaning that they have lasted 10.4 rounds on average.
Zhang's last 5 fights have come over a period of 2 years, 4 months and 15 days, meaning he has been fighting on average every 5 months and 22 days. In those fights, he fought a total of 29 rounds, meaning that they have lasted 5.8 rounds on average.
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