Belts on The Line
Current rankings @ Heavyweight
When is Ruiz Jr vs Joyce?
Andy Ruiz Jr could face the challenge of Joe Joyce in Summer 2022 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 34 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 an unblemished record of 13 wins and 0 draws, with 12 of those by knock out.
The stats suggest Joyce would have a large advantage in power over Ruiz Jr, boosting at 92% knock out percentage over Ruiz Jr's 65%.
Andy Ruiz Jr is the younger man by 4 years, at 32 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 23 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 116 more professional rounds, 175 to Joyce's 59.
Andy Ruiz Jr goes into the fight ranked number 7 by the WBA, 2 by the WBC, 4 by the WBO, 11 by the IBF and 6 by the RING at heavyweight.
Joe Joyce is currently ranked number 3 by the WBC, 2 by the WBO, 7 by the IBF and 10 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 Chris Arreola on 1st May 2021 by unanimous decision in their 12 round contest at Dignity Health Sports Park, Carson, United States.
Previous to that, 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.
Going into that contest, 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.
Before that, he had beat Alexander Dimitrenko on 20th April 2019 by technical knockout in the 5th round at Dignity Health Sports Park, California.
He had defeated Kevin Johnson on 7th July 2018 by unanimous decision in their 10 round contest at Save Mart Arena, California.
Joyce remains undefeated as a professional, stopping 4 of his last 5 opponents.
In his last fight, he won against Carlos Takam on 24th July 2021 by technical knockout in the 6th round at SSE Arena, Wembley, London, United Kingdom.
Previous to that, 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.
Going into that contest, he had defeated Michael Wallisch on 25th July 2020 by technical knockout in the 3rd round at BT Sport Studio, London.
Before that, he had beat Bryant Jennings on 13th July 2019 by unanimous decision in their 12 round contest at The O2 Arena, London.
Hehad won against Alexander Ustinov on 18th May 2019 by technical knockout in the 3rd round at Lamex Stadium, Hertfordshire.
In terms of recent activity, Joe Joyce has been fighting more than Andy Ruiz Jr.
Andy Ruiz Jr last fought 5 months and 23 days ago, while Joe Joyce's last outing was 3 months ago.
Ruiz Jr's last 5 fights have come over a period of 3 years, 3 months and 17 days, meaning he has been fighting on average every 7 months and 29 days. In those fights, he fought a total of 46 rounds, meaning that they have lasted 9.2 rounds on average.
Joyce's last 5 fights have come over a period of 2 years, 5 months and 6 days, meaning he has been fighting on average every 5 months and 27 days. In those fights, he fought a total of 34 rounds, meaning that they have lasted 6.8 rounds on average.
What were the odds on Ruiz Jr vs Joyce?
Joe Joyce is currently (+100) to win the contest outright, while you can get (+100) on Andy Ruiz Jr if you fancy the incredible upset.