VS
Summer 2024
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in the United States

Potential contest @ Heavyweight
35-2-0
16-2-0

The tape

34
Age
38
6' 2" / 188 cm
Height
6' 6" / 198 cm
74" / 188 cm
Reach
80.3" / 204 cm
Orthodox (R)
Stance
Orthodox (R)

Full record

UD 12UD 12UD 12TKO 7TKO 5
Form
KO 10KO 3TKO 6KO 11TKO 4
35
Wins
16
22
By KO
15
63
KO%
94
2
Losses
2
0
Stopped
2
0
Draws
0
2009
Debut
2017
187
Pro rounds
93

Current rankings @ Heavyweight

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The Ring
8
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WBA
-
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WBC
11
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WBO
14
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IBF
9

Andy Ruiz Jr vs Joe Joyce preview


When is Ruiz Jr vs Joyce?

Andy Ruiz Jr could face the challenge of Joe Joyce in Summer 2024 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 losses, and 0 draws, 22 of those wins coming by way of knockout.

Joe Joyce would make his way to the ring with a record of 16 wins, 2 losses and 0 draws, with 15 of those wins by knockout.

The stats suggest Joyce would have a massive power advantage over Ruiz Jr, boasting a 94% knockout percentage compared to Ruiz Jr's 63%.

Andy Ruiz Jr is the younger man by 4 years, at 34 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 and Joe Joyce fight out of an orthodox stance.

Ruiz Jr is currently the more experienced professional fighter, having had 19 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 94 more professional rounds, totaling 187 compared to Joyce's 93.

Joe Joyce is currently ranked number 11 by the WBC, 14 by the WBO, 9 by the IBF, and 8 by The Ring in the Heavyweight 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 September 4, 2022, by unanimous decision in their 12 round contest at Crypto.com Arena, Los Angeles, United States.

Prior to that, he had won against Chris Arreola on May 1, 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 December 7, 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 beaten Anthony Joshua on June 1, 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 April 20, 2019, by technical knockout in the 5th round at Dignity Health Sports Park, California.

Joe Joyce has stopped 3 of his last 5 opponents.

In his last fight, he won against Kash Ali on March 16, 2024, by knockout in the 10th round at Resorts World Arena, Birmingham, United Kingdom.

Prior to that, he had lost to Zhilei Zhang on September 23, 2023, by knockout in the 3rd round in their WBO Interim World Heavyweight championship fight at OVO Arena Wembley, London.

Going into that contest, he had been beaten by Zhilei Zhang on April 15, 2023, by technical knockout in the 6th round in their WBO Interim World Heavyweight championship fight at Copper Box Arena, London.

Before that, he had won against Joseph Parker on September 24, 2022, by knockout in the 11th round in their WBO Interim World Heavyweight championship fight at AO Arena, Manchester.

He had defeated Christian Hammer on July 2, 2022, by technical knockout in the 4th round at Wembley Arena, London.

Activity check

In terms of recent activity, Joe Joyce has been fighting more than Andy Ruiz Jr.

Andy Ruiz Jr last fought 1 year, 10 months and 22 days ago, while Joe Joyce's last outing was 4 months and 10 days ago.

Ruiz Jr's last 5 fights have come over a period of 5 years, 3 months and 6 days, which means he has been fighting approximately every 1 year and 19 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 and 24 days, meaning he has been fighting on average every 5 months. In those fights, he fought a total of 34 rounds, meaning that they have lasted 6.8 rounds on average.

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