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Andy Ruiz Jr vs Joe Joyce preview
When is Ruiz Jr vs Joyce?
Andy Ruiz Jr could face the challenge of Joe Joyce in Autumn/Fall 2023 in the United States.
The fight would take place over 12 rounds in the Heavyweight division, which means there would be no weight limit.
Ruiz Jr vs Joyce stats
Andy Ruiz Jr would step into the ring with a record of 35 wins, 2 loses and 0 draws, 22 of those wins coming by the way of knock out.
Joe Joyce would make his way to the ring with a record of 15 wins, 1 loss and 0 draws, with 14 of those wins by knock out.
The stats suggest Joyce would have a large advantage in power over Ruiz Jr, boosting at 93% knock out percentage over Ruiz Jr's 63%.
Andy Ruiz Jr is the younger man by 4 years, at 33 years old.
Joyce has a height advantage of 4 inches over Ruiz Jr. This also extends to a 6-inch reach advantage.
Both Andy Ruiz Jr & Joe Joyce fight out of an orthodox stance.
Ruiz Jr is currently the more experienced professional fighter, having had 21 more fights, and made his debut in 2009, 8 years and 6 months earlier than Joyce, whose first professional fight was in 2017. He has fought 107 more professional rounds, 187 to Joyce's 80.
Andy Ruiz Jr goes into the fight ranked number 2 by the WBC, 1 by the WBO, 3 by the IBF and 5 by the RING at heavyweight.
Joe Joyce is currently ranked number 10 by the WBC, 5 by the WBO and 7 by the RING in the 201lb division.
Ruiz Jr vs Joyce form
Ruiz Jr has beaten 4 of his last 5 opponents, stopping 2 of them, going the distance twice.
In his last fight, he won against Luis Ortiz 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 won against Chris Arreola on 1st May 2021 by unanimous decision in their 12 round contest at Dignity Health Sports Park, Carson.
Going into that contest, 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.
Before that, he had beat 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.
He had defeated Alexander Dimitrenko on 20th April 2019 by technical knockout in the 5th round at Dignity Health Sports Park, California.
Joe Joyce has stopped 4 of his last 5 opponents.
In his last fight, he lost to Zhilei Zhang on 15th April 2023 by technical knockout in the 6th round in their WBO Interim World Heavyweight championship fight at Copper Box Arena, London, United Kingdom.
Previous to that, he had won against Joseph Parker on 24th September 2022 by knockout in the 11th round in their WBO Interim World Heavyweight championship fight at AO Arena, Manchester.
Going into that contest, he had defeated Christian Hammer on 2nd July 2022 by technical knockout in the 4th round at Wembley Arena, London.
Before that, he had beat Carlos Takam on 24th July 2021 by technical knockout in the 6th round at SSE Arena, Wembley, London.
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.
In terms of recent activity, Joe Joyce has been fighting more than Andy Ruiz Jr.
Andy Ruiz Jr last fought 9 months and 7 days ago, while Joe Joyce's last outing was 1 month and 27 days ago.
Ruiz Jr's last 5 fights have come over a period of 4 years, 1 month and 22 days, meaning he has been fighting on average every 9 months and 29 days. In those fights, he fought a total of 48 rounds, meaning that they have lasted 9.6 rounds on average.
Joyce's last 5 fights have come over a period of 2 years, 6 months and 14 days, meaning he has been fighting on average every 6 months and 4 days. In those fights, he fought a total of 37 rounds, meaning that they have lasted 7.4 rounds on average.
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