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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 2 years, at 31 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 35 more professional rounds, 222 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 won 5 of his most recent fights, stopping 2 of them, going the distance 3 times.
In his last fight leading up to this contest, he had defeated Franklin Lawrence on 10th September 2016 by unanimous decision in their 10 round contest at Tachi Palace Hotel & Casino, Lemoore, United States.
Previous to that, he had defeated Josh Gormley on 16th July 2016 by technical knockout in the 3rd round at Masonic Temple, Detroit.
Going into that contest, he had won against Ray Austin on 14th May 2016 by technical knockout in the 4th round at Sportsmans Lodge, Studio City.
Before that, he had defeated Raphael Zumbano Love on 24th October 2015 by unanimous decision in their 8 round contest at CenturyLink Center, Omaha.
He had beat Joell Godfrey on 26th September 2015 by unanimous decision in their 8 round contest at Tachi Palace Hotel & Casino, Lemoore.
In terms of activity leading into the fight, Joseph Parker had been fighting more than Andy Ruiz Jr.
Going to this contest, Joseph Parker had last fought 6 years, 5 months and 19 days ago, while Andy Ruiz Jr's last outing had been 6 years, 6 months and 10 days ago.
Parker's last 5 fights had come over a period of 7 years, 3 months and 15 days, meaning he had been fighting on average every 1 year, 5 months and 16 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 7 years, 5 months and 22 days, meaning he had been fighting on average every 1 year and 6 months. In those fights, he fought a total of 33 rounds, meaning that they had lasted 6.6 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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