Belts on The Line
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When is Joshua vs Zhang?
Anthony Joshua could face the challenge of Zhilei Zhang in Early 2024 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 26 wins, 3 loses and 0 draws, 23 of those wins coming by the way of knock out.
Zhilei Zhang would make his way to the ring with a record of 26 wins, 1 loss and 1 draw, with 21 of those wins by knock out.
The stats suggest Joshua would have a slight advantage in power over Zhang, with a 88% knock out percentage over Zhang's 81%.
Anthony Joshua is the younger man by 6 years, at 34 years old.
Joshua has 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 1 more fights, and made his debut in 2013, 10 months earlier than Zhang, whose first professional fight was in 2014. He has fought 62 more professional rounds, 155 to Zhang's 93.
Anthony Joshua goes into the fight ranked number 3 by the WBA, 2 by the WBC, 1 by the WBO, 3 by the IBF and 2 by the RING at heavyweight.
Zhilei Zhang is currently ranked number 4 by the RING in the 201lb division.
Joshua vs Zhang form
Joshua has beaten 3 of his last 5 opponents, stopping 2 of them, going the distance once.
In his last fight, he beat Robert Helenius on 12th August 2023 by knockout in the 7th round at O2 Arena, Greenwich, United Kingdom.
Previous to that, he had beat Jermaine Franklin on 1st April 2023 by unanimous decision in their 12 round contest at o2 Arena, London.
Going into that contest, he had been beaten by 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.
Before that, he had 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.
He had won against 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.
Zhilei Zhang has stopped 4 of his last 5 opponents.
In his last fight, he beat Joe Joyce on 23rd September 2023 by knockout in the 3rd round in their WBO Interim World Heavyweight championship fight at OVO Arena Wembley, London, United Kingdom.
Previous to that, he had beat Joe Joyce on 15th April 2023 by technical knockout in the 6th round in their WBO Interim World Heavyweight championship fight at Copper Box Arena, London.
Going into that contest, he had been beaten by Filip Hrgovic on 20th August 2022 by unanimous decision in their 12 round contest at Jeddah Superdome, Jeddah, Saudi Arabia.
Before that, he had defeated Scott Alexander on 7th May 2022 by knockout in the 1st round at T-Mobile Arena, Nevada, United States.
He had won against Craig Lewis on 27th November 2021 by technical knockout in the 2nd round at Madison Square Garden Theater, New York.
In terms of recent activity, Zhilei Zhang has been fighting more than Anthony Joshua.
Anthony Joshua last fought 5 months and 16 days ago, while Zhilei Zhang's last outing was 4 months and 5 days ago.
Joshua's last 5 fights have come over a period of 3 years, 1 month and 16 days, meaning he has been fighting on average every 7 months and 16 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, 2 months and 1 day, meaning he has been fighting on average every 5 months and 7 days. In those fights, he fought a total of 24 rounds, meaning that they have lasted 4.8 rounds on average.
What are the odds on Joshua vs Zhang?
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