Tape rankings @ Heavyweight
Who won Ruiz Jr vs Johnson?
Andy Ruiz Jr beat Kevin Johnson by unanimous decision in their 10 round contest on Saturday 7th July 2018 at Save Mart Arena in California.
The scorecards were announced as 97-93, 97-93, 99-91 in favor of winner Andy Ruiz Jr.
The fight was scheduled to take place over 10 rounds in the Heavyweight division, which meant there was no weight limit.
Ruiz Jr vs Johnson stats
Back in July 2018, Andy Ruiz Jr stepped into the ring with a record of 30 wins, 1 loss and 0 draws, 20 of those wins coming by the way of knock out.
Kevin Johnson made his way to the ring with a record of 32 wins, 9 loses and 1 draw, with 16 of those wins by knock out.
The stats suggested Ruiz Jr had advantage in power over Johnson, with a 67% knock out percentage over Johnson's 50%.
Andy Ruiz Jr was the younger man by 10 years, at 29 years old.
Johnson had a height advantage of 1 inch over Ruiz Jr. That also extended to a 8-inch reach advantage.
Both Andy Ruiz Jr & Kevin Johnson fought out of an orthodox stance.
Ruiz Jr was the less experienced professional fighter, having had 11 less fights, and made his debut in 2009, 6 year and 1 month later than Johnson, whose first professional fight was in 2003. He had fought 173 less professional rounds, 187 to Johnson's 360.
Ruiz Jr vs Johnson form
Ruiz Jr had beaten 4 of his last 5 opponents, stopping 3 of them, going the distance once.
In his last fight leading up to this contest, he had won against Devin Vargas on 10th March 2018 by knockout in the 1st round at StubHub Center, Carson, United States.
Previous to that, he had been beaten by Joseph Parker on 10th December 2016 by majority decision in their WBO World Heavyweight championship fight at Auckland, New Zealand.
Going into that contest, he had won against Franklin Lawrence on 10th September 2016 by unanimous decision in their 10 round contest at Tachi Palace Hotel & Casino, Lemoore, United States.
Before that, he had beat Josh Gormley on 16th July 2016 by technical knockout in the 3rd round at Masonic Temple, Detroit.
He had defeated Ray Austin on 14th May 2016 by technical knockout in the 4th round at Sportsmans Lodge, Studio City.
Ruiz Jr's last 5 fights had come over a period of 2 years, 1 month and 23 days, meaning he had been fighting on average every 5 months and 5 days. In those fights, he fought a total of 30 rounds, meaning that they had lasted 6 rounds on average.
Johnson's last 2 fights had come over a period of 3 years, 1 month and 7 days, meaning he had been fighting on average every 1 year, 6 months and 21 days. In those fights, he fought a total of 14 rounds, meaning that they had lasted 7 rounds on average.
What time did Ruiz Jr vs Johnson start?
The fighters were expected to ringwalk at around 8:00 PM EST / 5:00 PM PST at Save Mart Arena, California, United States, which was around 1:00 AM BST in the UK.
Who broadcast Ruiz Jr vs Johnson?
Ruiz Jr vs Johnson was broadcast on ESPN in the US.
What were the odds on Ruiz Jr vs Johnson?
Andy Ruiz Jr was a 1/100 (-10000) favourite going into the contest, while Kevin Johnson made his way into the ring at 16/1 (+1600) with oddsmakers.