Autumn/Fall 2023
Potentially

in the United Kingdom

Potential contest @ Heavyweight
15-0-0
24-1-1

Belts on The Line

WBO Interim World Heavyweight

The tape

37
Age
39
6' 6" / 198 cm
Height
6' 6" / 198 cm
80.3" / 204 cm
Reach
N/A
Orthodox (R)
Stance
Southpaw (L)

Full record

KO 11TKO 4TKO 6KO 10TKO 3
Form
UD 12KO 1TKO 2MD 10KO 4
15
Wins
24
14
By KO
19
93
KO%
79
0
Losses
1
0
Stopped
0
0
Draws
1
2017
Debut
2014
74
Pro rounds
84

Current rankings @ Heavyweight

3
The Ring
10
-
WBA
-
-
WBC
-
-
WBO
11
-
IBF
-

Joe Joyce vs Zhilei Zhang preview

When is Joyce vs Zhang?

Joe Joyce could face the challenge of Zhilei Zhang in Autumn/Fall 2023 in the United Kingdom.

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

Joyce vs Zhang stats

Joe Joyce would step into the ring with an undefeated record of 15 wins, zero loses and 0 draws, 14 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 Joyce would have advantage in power over Zhang, with a 93% knock out percentage over Zhang's 79%.

Joe Joyce is the younger man by 2 years, at 37 years old.

Joe Joyce fights out of the orthodox stance, while Zhilei Zhang is a southpaw.

Joyce is currently the less experienced professional fighter, having had 11 less fights, and made his debut in 2017, 3 year and 2 months later than Zhang, whose first professional fight was in 2014. He has fought 10 less professional rounds, 74 to Zhang's 84.

Joe Joyce goes into the fight ranked number 3 by the RING at heavyweight.

Zhilei Zhang is currently ranked number 11 by the WBO and 10 by the RING in the 201lb division.

Joyce vs Zhang form

Joyce remains undefeated as a professional, stopping 5 of his recent opponents.

In his last fight, he beat Joseph Parker on 24th September 2022 by knockout in the 11th round in their WBO Interim World Heavyweight championship fight at AO Arena, Manchester, United Kingdom.

Previous to that, he had beat Christian Hammer on 2nd July 2022 by technical knockout in the 4th round at Wembley Arena, London.

Going into that contest, he had won against Carlos Takam on 24th July 2021 by technical knockout in the 6th round at SSE Arena, Wembley, London.

Before that, he had beat Daniel Dubois on 28th November 2020 by knockout in the 10th round in their CBC Commonwealth Heavyweight championship fight at Church House, London.

He had defeated Michael Wallisch on 25th July 2020 by technical knockout in the 3rd round at BT Sport Studio, London.

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 won against 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 beat Devin Vargas on 7th November 2020 by knockout in the 4th round at Seminole Hard Rock Hotel and Casino, Florida.

Activity check

In terms of recent activity, Zhilei Zhang has been fighting more than Joe Joyce.

Joe Joyce last fought 2 months and 15 days ago, while Zhilei Zhang's last outing was 3 months and 19 days ago.

Joyce's last 5 fights have come over a period of 2 years, 4 months and 14 days, meaning he has been fighting on average every 5 months and 22 days. In those fights, he fought a total of 34 rounds, meaning that they have lasted 6.8 rounds on average.

Zhang's last 5 fights have come over a period of 2 years, 1 month and 2 days, meaning he has been fighting on average every 5 months and 1 day. In those fights, he fought a total of 29 rounds, meaning that they have lasted 5.8 rounds on average.

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