Current rankings @ Heavyweight
When is Kuzmin vs Zhang?
Sergey Kuzmin could face the challenge of Zhilei Zhang in Summer 2021 in Monaco.
The fight would take place over 12 rounds in the Heavyweight division, which means there would be no weight limit.
Kuzmin vs Zhang stats
Sergey Kuzmin would step into the ring with a record of 15 wins, 2 loses and 0 draws, 11 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 Zhang would have a slight advantage in power over Kuzmin, with a 77% knock out percentage over Kuzmin's 73%.
Sergey Kuzmin is the younger man by 4 years, at 33 years old.
Zhang has a height advantage of 2 inches over Kuzmin.
Sergey Kuzmin fights out of the orthodox stance, while Zhilei Zhang is a southpaw.
Kuzmin's experience as a professional fighter is currently relatively equal to Zhang's, having had 6 less fights, and made his debut in 2014, 3 months later than Zhang, whose first professional fight was in 2014. He has fought 26 more professional rounds, 95 to Zhang's 69.
Zhilei Zhang is currently ranked number 8 by the WBO and 14 by the IBF in the 201lb division.
Kuzmin vs Zhang form
Kuzmin has beaten 3 of his last 5 opponents, stopping 2 of them, going the distance once.
In his last fight, he lost to Martin Bakole Ilunga on 12th December 2020 by unanimous decision in their 10 round contest at Wembley (SSE) Arena, London, United Kingdom.
Previous to that, he had been beaten by Michael Hunter on 13th September 2019 by unanimous decision in their 12 round contest at Madison Square Garden, New York, United States.
Going into that contest, he had won against Joey Dawejko on 9th March 2019 by majority decision in their 10 round contest at Turning Stone Resort & Casino, New York.
Before that, he had beat David Price on 22nd September 2018 by technical knockout in the 4th round at Wembley Stadium, London, United Kingdom.
He had defeated Jeremiah Karpency on 21st April 2018 by knockout in the 6th round at Kings Theatre, New York, United States.
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 won against 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 defeated 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 beat Don Haynesworth on 28th September 2018 by technical knockout in the 3rd round at Changsha social work college gymnasium, Changsha, China.
He had won against Eugen Buchmueller on 20th July 2018 by knockout in the 1st round at WinnaVegas Casino & Resort, Iowa, United States.
In terms of recent activity, Zhilei Zhang has been fighting more than Sergey Kuzmin.
Sergey Kuzmin last fought 4 months and 11 days ago, while Zhilei Zhang's last outing was 1 month and 27 days ago.
Kuzmin's last 5 fights have come over a period of 3 years and 2 days, meaning he has been fighting on average every 7 months and 7 days. In those fights, he fought a total of 42 rounds, meaning that they have lasted 8.4 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 Kuzmin vs Zhang?
Zhilei Zhang is currently () to win the contest outright, while you can get () on Sergey Kuzmin if you fancy the incredible upset.