Belts on The Line
Current rankings @ Heavyweight
When is Kownacki vs Joyce?
Adam Kownacki could square off against Joe Joyce in Summer 2021 at Barclays Center in New York.
The fight would take place over 12 rounds in the Heavyweight division, which means there would be no weight limit.
Kownacki vs Joyce stats
Adam Kownacki would step into the ring with a record of 20 wins, 1 loss and 0 draws, 15 of those wins coming by the way of knock out.
Joe Joyce would make his way to the ring with an unblemished record of 12 wins and 0 draws, with 11 of those by knock out.
The stats suggest Joyce would have advantage in power over Kownacki, with a 92% knock out percentage over Kownacki's 75%.
Adam Kownacki is the younger man by 3 years, at 32 years old.
Joyce has a height advantage of 3 inches over Kownacki. This also extends to a 4-inch reach advantage.
Both Adam Kownacki & Joe Joyce fight out of an orthodox stance.
Kownacki is currently the more experienced professional fighter, having had 9 more fights, and made his debut in 2009, 7 years and 11 months earlier than Joyce, whose first professional fight was in 2017. He has fought 39 more professional rounds, 92 to Joyce's 53.
Adam Kownacki goes into the fight ranked number 6 by the WBA at heavyweight.
Joe Joyce is currently ranked number 5 by the WBC, 2 by the WBO and 11 by the IBF in the 201lb division.
Kownacki vs Joyce form
Kownacki has beaten 4 of his last 5 opponents, stopping 2 of them, going the distance twice.
In his last fight, he lost to Robert Helenius on 7th March 2020 by technical knockout in the 4th round at Barclays Center, New York, United States.
Previous to that, he had won against Chris Arreola on 3rd August 2019 by unanimous decision in their 12 round contest at Barclays Center, New York.
Going into that contest, he had beat Gerald Washington on 26th January 2019 by technical knockout in the 2nd round at Barclays Center, New York.
Before that, he had defeated Charles Martin on 8th September 2018 by unanimous decision in their 10 round contest at Barclays Center, New York.
He had won against Iago Kiladze on 20th January 2018 by technical knockout in the 6th round at Barclays Center, New York.
Joyce remains undefeated as a professional, stopping 4 of his last 5 opponents.
In his last fight, he defeated Daniel Dubois on 28th November 2020 by knockout in the 10th round in their CBC Commonwealth Heavyweight championship fight at Church House, London, United Kingdom.
Previous to that, he had defeated Michael Wallisch on 25th July 2020 by technical knockout in the 3rd round at BT Sport Studio, London.
Going into that contest, he had beat Bryant Jennings on 13th July 2019 by unanimous decision in their 12 round contest at The O2 Arena, London.
Before that, he had won against Alexander Ustinov on 18th May 2019 by technical knockout in the 3rd round at Lamex Stadium, Hertfordshire.
He had beat Bermane Stiverne on 23rd February 2019 by technical knockout in the 6th round at O2 Arena, London.
In terms of recent activity, Joe Joyce has been fighting more than Adam Kownacki.
Adam Kownacki last fought 1 year, 1 month and 16 days ago, while Joe Joyce's last outing was 4 months and 26 days ago.
Kownacki's last 5 fights have come over a period of 3 years, 3 months and 3 days, meaning he has been fighting on average every 7 months and 25 days. In those fights, he fought a total of 34 rounds, meaning that they have lasted 6.8 rounds on average.
Joyce's last 5 fights have come over a period of 2 years and 2 months, meaning he has been fighting on average every 5 months and 7 days. In those fights, he fought a total of 34 rounds, meaning that they have lasted 6.8 rounds on average.
What were the odds on Kownacki vs Joyce?
Joe Joyce is currently (+100) to win the bout outright, while you can get (+100) on Adam Kownacki if you fancy the incredible upset.