Dec 10 2016
Saturday

Auckland, New Zealand

12 rounds contest @ Heavyweight
21-0-0 
MD 12

Score cards

  • 115-113
  • 114-114
  • 115-113
MD 12
29-0-0

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Belts on The Line

WBO World Heavyweight Championship

The tape

30
Age
33
6' 4" / 193 cm
Height
6' 2" / 188 cm
76" / 193 cm
Reach
74" / 188 cm
Orthodox (R)
Stance
Orthodox (R)

Tape record

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Form
UDTKORTDUDUD
21
Wins
29
18
By KO
19
86
KO%
66
0
Loses
0
Draws
0
2012
Debut
2009

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Joseph Parker vs Andy Ruiz Jr report

Who won Parker vs Ruiz Jr?

Joseph Parker beat Andy Ruiz Jr by majority decision in their 12 round contest on Saturday 10th December 2016 in Auckland.

The scorecards were announced as 115-113, 114-114, 115-113 in favor of winner Joseph Parker.

The fight was scheduled to take place over 12 rounds in the Heavyweight division, which meant there was no weight limit.

This contest was for the WBO heavyweight championship of the world.

Parker vs Ruiz Jr stats

Joseph Parker stepped into the ring with an undefeated record of 21 wins, zero loses and 0  draws, 18 of those wins coming by the way of knock out.

Andy Ruiz Jr made his way to the ring with an unblemished record of 29 wins and 0 draws, with 19 of those by knock out.

The stats suggested Parker had advantage in power over Ruiz Jr, with a 86% knock out percentage over Ruiz Jr's 66%.

Joseph Parker was the younger man by 3 years, at 30 years old.

Parker had a height advantage of 2 inches over Ruiz Jr. That also extended to a 2-inch reach advantage.

Both Joseph Parker & Andy Ruiz Jr fought out of an orthodox stance.

Parker was arguably the less experienced fighter, having had 8 less fights, and made his debut in 2012, 3 year and 3 months later than Ruiz Jr, whose first professional fight was in 2009. He had fought 25 more professional rounds, 212 to Ruiz Jr's 187.

Parker vs Ruiz Jr form

Parker had won 5 of his most recent fights, stopping 4 of them, going the distance once.

In his last fight before this contest, he had defeated Alexander Dimitrenko on 1st October 2016 by knockout in the 3rd round at Vodafone Events Centre, Manukau City, New Zealand.

Previous to that, he had defeated Solomon Haumono on 21st July 2016 by technical knockout in the 4th round at Horncastle Arena, Christchurch.

Going into that contest, he had beat Carlos Takam on 21st May 2016 by unanimous decision in their 12 round contest at Vodafone Events Centre, Manukau City.

Before that, he had won against Jason Bergman on 23rd January 2016 by technical knockout in the 8th round at Faleata Sports Complex, Apia, Samoa.

He had beat Daniel Martz on 5th December 2015 by technical knockout in the 1st round at Claudelands Arena, Hamilton, New Zealand.

Ruiz Jr had beaten 4 of his last 5 opponents, stopping 2 of them, going the distance twice.

In his last fight leading up to this contest, he had defeated Chris Arreola on 1st May 2021 by unanimous decision in their 12 round contest at Dignity Health Sports Park, Carson, United States.

Previous to that, he had been beaten by Anthony Joshua 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 defeated Anthony Joshua 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 Dimitrenko on 20th April 2019 by technical knockout in the 5th round at Dignity Health Sports Park, California.

He had defeated Kevin Johnson on 7th July 2018 by unanimous decision in their 10 round contest at Save Mart Arena, California.

Activity check

In terms of activity leading into the fight, Andy Ruiz Jr had been fighting more than Joseph Parker.

Going to this contest, Joseph Parker had last fought 6 years, 2 months and 5 days ago, while Andy Ruiz Jr's last outing had been 1 year, 7 months and 5 days ago.

Parker's last 5 fights had come over a period of 7 years and 1 day, meaning he had been fighting on average every 1 year, 4 months and 26 days. In those fights, he fought a total of 28 rounds, meaning that they had lasted 5.6 rounds on average.

Ruiz Jr's last 5 fights had come over a period of 4 years, 4 months and 29 days, meaning he had been fighting on average every 10 months and 18 days. In those fights, he fought a total of 46 rounds, meaning that they had lasted 9.2 rounds on average.

What time did Parker vs Ruiz Jr start?

The fighters were expected to ringwalk at around 11:00 AM UTC at Auckland, New Zealand, which was 6:00 AM EST or 3:00 AM PST on the West Coast of America, or 11:00 AM GMT in the UK.

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Result

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Parker

Andy

Ruiz Jr

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Round 1

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Ruiz Jr
Fight Finished Early

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Joseph Parker

Andy Ruiz Jr

108

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