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Luis Ortiz vs Joe Joyce preview
When is Ortiz vs Joyce?
Luis Ortiz could potentially square off against Joe Joyce in Autumn/Fall 2023 in the United States.
The fight would be scheduled for 12 rounds in the Heavyweight division, which means there would be no weight limit.
Ortiz vs Joyce stats
Luis Ortiz would step into the ring with a record of 33 wins, 3 loses and 0 draws, 28 of those wins coming by the way of knock out.
Joe Joyce would make his way to the ring with an unblemished record of 15 wins and 0 draws, with 14 of those by knock out.
The stats suggest Joyce would have a slight advantage in power over Ortiz, with a 93% knock out percentage over Ortiz's 85%.
Luis Ortiz is the older man by 6 years, at 43 years old.
Joyce has a height advantage of 2 inches over Ortiz. Despite this, he has 4-inch reach advantage.
Luis Ortiz fights out of the southpaw stance, while Joe Joyce is an orthodox fighter.
Ortiz is currently the more experienced professional fighter, having had 21 more fights, and made his debut in 2010, 7 years and 8 months earlier than Joyce, whose first professional fight was in 2017. He has fought 106 more professional rounds, 180 to Joyce's 74.
Luis Ortiz goes into the fight ranked number 7 by the WBA, 12 by the WBC, 15 by the IBF and 7 by the RING at heavyweight.
Joe Joyce is currently ranked number 4 by the RING in the 201lb division.
Ortiz vs Joyce form
Ortiz has beaten 3 of his last 5 opponents, stopping 2 of them, going the distance once.
In his last fight, he lost to Andy Ruiz Jr on 4th September 2022 by unanimous decision in their 12 round contest at Crypto.com Arena, Los Angeles, United States.
Previous to that, he had defeated Charles Martin on 1st January 2022 by technical knockout in the 6th round in their IBF World Heavyweight eliminator fight at Seminole Hard Rock Hotel and Casino, Florida.
Going into that contest, he had beat Alexander Flores on 7th November 2020 by knockout in the 1st round at Microsoft Theater, California.
Before that, he had been beaten by Deontay Wilder on 23rd November 2019 by knockout in the 7th round in their WBC World Heavyweight championship fight at MGM Grand, Las Vegas.
He had won against Christian Hammer on 2nd March 2019 by unanimous decision in their 10 round contest at Barclays Center, New York.
Joe Joyce remains undefeated as a professional, stopping 5 of his last 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 defeated Carlos Takam on 24th July 2021 by technical knockout in the 6th round at SSE Arena, Wembley, London.
Before that, he had won against 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.
In terms of recent activity, Joe Joyce has been fighting more than Luis Ortiz.
Luis Ortiz last fought 6 months and 18 days ago, while Joe Joyce's last outing was 5 months and 26 days ago.
Ortiz's last 5 fights have come over a period of 4 years and 20 days, meaning he has been fighting on average every 9 months and 23 days. In those fights, he fought a total of 36 rounds, meaning that they have lasted 7.2 rounds on average.
Joyce's last 5 fights have come over a period of 2 years, 7 months and 25 days, meaning he has been fighting on average every 6 months and 13 days. In those fights, he fought a total of 34 rounds, meaning that they have lasted 6.8 rounds on average.
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