Ruiz Jr vs Joyce Info
Andy Ruiz Jr could face the challenge of Joe Joyce in Spring 2020 in the United States.
The fight would take place over 12 rounds in the Heavyweight division, which means there would be no weight limit.
The contest would be for the unified heavyweight championship of the world, with the WBA, IBF & WBO belts on the line.
Ruiz Jr vs Joyce stats
Andy Ruiz Jr would step into the ring with a record of 33 wins and 2 loses, 22 of those wins coming by the way of knock out.
Joe Joyce would make his way to the ring with an unblemished record of 11 wins, with 10 of those by knock out.
The stats suggest Joyce would have a large advantage in power over Ruiz Jr, boosting at 91% knock out percentage over Ruiz Jr's 67%.
Andy Ruiz Jr is the younger man by 4 years, at 30 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 24 more fights, and made his debut in 2009, 8 years and 6 months earlier than Joyce, who’s first professional fight was in 2017. He has fought 120 more professional rounds, 163 to Joyce's 43.
Andy Ruiz Jr goes into the fight ranked number 4 by the WBA, 4 by the WBC, 5 by the WBO, 5 by the IBF and 5 by the RING in the heavyweight division.
Joe Joyce is currently ranked number 11 by the WBC and 12 by the WBO in the heavyweight division.
Ruiz Jr vs Joyce form
Ruiz Jr has beaten 4 of his last 5 opponents, stopping 3 of them, going the distance once.
In his last fight, he 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.
Joyce remains undefeated as a professional, stopping 4 of his last 5 opponents.
In his last fight, he defeated Michael Wallisch on 25th July 2020 by technical knockout in the 3rd round at BT Sport Studio, London, United Kingdom.
Previous to that, he had defeated Bryant Jennings on 13th July 2019 by unanimous decision in their 12 round contest at The O2 Arena, London.
Going into that contest, he had beat Alexander Ustinov on 18th May 2019 by technical knockout in the 3rd round at Lamex Stadium, Hertfordshire.
Before that, he had won against Bermane Stiverne on 23rd February 2019 by technical knockout in the 6th round at O2 Arena, London.
He had beat Joe Hanks on 1st December 2018 by knockout in the 1st round at Staples Center, LA, United States.
In terms of recent activity, Joe Joyce has been fighting more than Andy Ruiz Jr.
Andy Ruiz Jr last fought 8 months and 6 days ago, while Joe Joyce's last outing was 19 days ago.
Ruiz Jr's last 5 fights have come over a period of 1 year 8 months and 27 days, meaning he has been fighting on average every 5 months and 8 days. In those fights, he fought a total of 35 rounds, meaning that they have lasted 7 rounds on average.
Joyce's last 5 fights have come over a period of 1 year 7 months and 24 days, meaning he has been fighting on average every 4 months and 30 days. In those fights, he fought a total of 25 rounds, meaning that they have lasted 5 rounds on average.