Spring 2022
Potentially

in the United States

Potential contest
@ Heavyweight
24-1-0
22-0-1

Belts on The Line

IBF World Heavyweight
WBO World Heavyweight
WBA Super World Heavyweight

The tape

31
Age
37
6' 6" / 198 cm
Height
6' 6" / 198 cm
81.9" / 208 cm
Reach
N/A
Orthodox (R)
Stance
Southpaw (L)

Full record

KO 9UD 12TKO 7TKO 7UD 12
Form
MD 10KO 4UD 10TKO 3KO 1
24
Wins
22
22
By KO
17
92
KO%
77
1
Losses
0
1
Stopped
0
0
Draws
1
2013
Debut
2014
112
Pro rounds
69

Current rankings @ Heavyweight

1
The Ring
-
-
WBA
-
-
WBC
-
-
WBO
8
-
IBF
14

Anthony Joshua vs Zhilei Zhang preview

When is Joshua vs Zhang?

Anthony Joshua could face the challenge of Zhilei Zhang in Spring 2022 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, 1 loss and 0 draws, 22 of those wins coming by the way of knock out.

Zhilei Zhang would make his way to the ring with an unblemished record of 22 wins and 1 draw, with 17 of those by knock out.

The stats suggest Joshua would have advantage in power over Zhang, with a 92% knock out percentage over Zhang's 77%.

Anthony Joshua is the younger man by 6 years, at 31 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 2 more fights, and made his debut in 2013, 10 months earlier than Zhang, whose first professional fight was in 2014. He has fought 43 more professional rounds, 112 to Zhang's 69.

Anthony Joshua goes into the fight ranked number 1 by the RING at heavyweight.

Zhilei Zhang is currently ranked number 8 by the WBO and 14 by the IBF in the 201lb division.

Joshua vs Zhang form

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

In his last fight, he 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, United Kingdom.

Previous to that, 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.

Going into that contest, 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.

Before that, 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.

He had beat Joseph Parker on 31st March 2018 by unanimous decision in their IBF World Heavyweight, WBA Super World Heavyweight and WBO World Heavyweight championship fight at Principality Stadium, Cardiff.

Zhang remains undefeated as a professional, stopping 3 of his last 5 opponents.

In his last fight, he drew Jerry Forrest on 27th February 2021 by majority draw in their 10 round contest at Hard Rock Stadium, Florida, United States.

Previous to that, he had defeated Devin Vargas on 7th November 2020 by knockout in the 4th round at Seminole Hard Rock Hotel and Casino, Florida.

Going into that contest, he had won against Andriy Rudenko on 30th November 2019 by unanimous decision in their 10 round contest at Casino de Monte Carlo Salle Medecin, Monte Carlo, Monaco.

Before that, he had defeated Don Haynesworth on 28th September 2018 by technical knockout in the 3rd round at Changsha social work college gymnasium, Changsha, China.

He had beat Eugen Buchmueller on 20th July 2018 by knockout in the 1st round at WinnaVegas Casino & Resort, Iowa, United States.

Activity check

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

Anthony Joshua last fought 4 months and 11 days ago, while Zhilei Zhang's last outing was 1 month and 27 days ago.

Joshua's last 5 fights have come over a period of 3 years and 23 days, meaning he has been fighting on average every 7 months and 11 days. In those fights, he fought a total of 47 rounds, meaning that they have lasted 9.4 rounds on average.

Zhang's last 5 fights have come over a period of 2 years, 9 months and 3 days, meaning he has been fighting on average every 6 months and 20 days. In those fights, he fought a total of 28 rounds, meaning that they have lasted 5.6 rounds on average.

What were the odds on Joshua vs Zhang?

Zhilei Zhang is currently (+100) to win the clash outright, while you can get (+100) on Anthony Joshua if you fancy the incredible upset.

Anthony Joshua vs Zhilei Zhang news

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