VS
Summer 2024
Potentially

in the United States

Potential contest @ Heavyweight
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26-2-1

The tape

34
Age
41
6' 6" / 198 cm
Height
6' 6" / 198 cm
81.9" / 208 cm
Reach
78" / 198 cm
Orthodox (R)
Stance
Southpaw (L)

Full record

KO 2TKO 5KO 7UD 12SD 12
Form
MD 12KO 3TKO 6UD 12KO 1
28
Wins
26
25
By KO
21
89
KO%
81
3
Losses
2
1
Stopped
0
0
Draws
1
2013
Debut
2014
162
Pro rounds
105

Current rankings @ Heavyweight

2
The Ring
5
2
WBA
-
1
WBC
9
1
WBO
2
3
IBF
8

Anthony Joshua vs Zhilei Zhang preview


When is Joshua vs Zhang?

Anthony Joshua could face the challenge of Zhilei Zhang in Summer 2024 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 28 wins, 3 losses, and 0 draws, 25 of those wins coming by way of knockout.

Zhilei Zhang would make his way to the ring with a record of 26 wins, 2 losses and 1 draw, with 21 of those wins by knockout.

The stats suggest Joshua would have a slight advantage in power over Zhang, with a 89% knockout percentage compared to Zhang's 81%.

Anthony Joshua is the younger man by 7 years, at 34 years old.

Joshua has a 4-inch reach advantage.

Anthony Joshua fights out of the orthodox stance, while Zhilei Zhang is a southpaw.

Joshua is currently the more experienced professional fighter, having had 2 more fights, and made his debut in 2013, 10 months earlier than Zhang, whose first professional fight was in 2014. He has fought 57 more professional rounds, totaling 162 compared to Zhang's 105.

Anthony Joshua goes into the fight ranked number 2 by the WBA, 1 by the WBC, 1 by the WBO, 3 by the IBF, and 2 by The Ring at heavyweight.

Zhilei Zhang is currently ranked number 9 by the WBC, 2 by the WBO, 8 by the IBF, and 5 by The Ring in the Heavyweight division.

Joshua vs Zhang form

Joshua has beaten 4 of his last 5 opponents, stopping 3 of them, going the distance once.

In his last fight, he beat Francis Ngannou on March 8, 2024, by knockout in the 2nd round at Kingdom Arena, Riyadh, Saudi Arabia.

Prior to that, he had beaten Otto Wallin on December 23, 2023, by technical knockout in the 5th round at Kingdom Arena, Riyadh.

Going into that contest, he had won against Robert Helenius on August 12, 2023, by knockout in the 7th round at O2 Arena, Greenwich, United Kingdom.

Before that, he had beaten Jermaine Franklin on April 1, 2023, by unanimous decision in their 12 round contest at o2 Arena, London.

He had been beaten by Oleksandr Usyk on August 20, 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.

Zhilei Zhang has stopped 3 of his last 5 opponents.

In his last fight, he lost to Joseph Parker on March 8, 2024, by majority decision in their WBO Interim World Heavyweight championship fight at Kingdom Arena, Riyadh, Saudi Arabia.

Prior to that, he had defeated Joe Joyce on September 23, 2023, by knockout in the 3rd round in their WBO Interim World Heavyweight championship fight at OVO Arena Wembley, London, United Kingdom.

Going into that contest, he had won against Joe Joyce on April 15, 2023, by technical knockout in the 6th round in their WBO Interim World Heavyweight championship fight at Copper Box Arena, London.

Before that, he had lost to Filip Hrgovic on August 20, 2022, by unanimous decision in their 12 round contest at Jeddah Superdome, Jeddah, Saudi Arabia.

He had defeated Scott Alexander on May 7, 2022, by knockout in the 1st round at T-Mobile Arena, Nevada, United States.

Activity check

In terms of recent activity, Anthony Joshua has been fighting more than Zhilei Zhang.

Anthony Joshua last fought 4 months and 18 days ago, while Zhilei Zhang's last outing was 4 months and 18 days ago.

Joshua's last 5 fights have come over a period of 1 year, 11 months and 6 days, which means he has been fighting approximately every 4 months and 21 days. In those fights, he fought a total of 38 rounds, meaning that they have lasted 7.6 rounds on average.

Zhang's last 5 fights have come over a period of 2 years, 2 months and 19 days, meaning he has been fighting on average every 5 months and 11 days. In those fights, he fought a total of 34 rounds, meaning that they have lasted 6.8 rounds on average.

What are the odds on Joshua vs Zhang?

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