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
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 32 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 185 less professional rounds, 175 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 lost to 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.
Previous to that, he had won against 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.
Going into that contest, he had beat Alexander Dimitrenko on 20th April 2019 by technical knockout in the 5th round at Dignity Health Sports Park, California.
Before that, he had defeated Kevin Johnson on 7th July 2018 by unanimous decision in their 10 round contest at Save Mart Arena, California.
He had won against Devin Vargas on 10th March 2018 by knockout in the 1st round at StubHub Center, Carson.
Ruiz Jr's last 5 fights had come over a period of 3 years, 7 months and 14 days, meaning he had been fighting on average every 8 months and 21 days. In those fights, he fought a total of 35 rounds, meaning that they had lasted 7 rounds on average.
Johnson's last 2 fights had come over a period of 6 years, 4 months and 24 days, meaning he had been fighting on average every 3 years, 2 months and 14 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 (-9999) favourite going into the contest, while Kevin Johnson made his way into the ring at 16/1 (+1600) with oddsmakers.