Belts on The Line
Current rankings @ Heavyweight
When is Ruiz Jr vs Parker?
Andy Ruiz Jr could fight Joseph Parker in Summer 2021 in the United States.
The fight would be scheduled for 12 rounds in the Heavyweight division, which means there would be no weight limit.
Ruiz Jr vs Parker stats
Andy Ruiz Jr would step into the ring with a record of 33 wins, 2 loses and 0 draws, 22 of those wins coming by the way of knock out.
Joseph Parker would make his way to the ring with a record of 27 wins, 2 loses and 0 draws, with 21 of those wins by knock out.
The stats suggest Parker would have advantage in power over Ruiz Jr, with a 78% knock out percentage over Ruiz Jr's 67%.
Andy Ruiz Jr is the older man by 2 years, at 31 years old.
Parker has a height advantage of 2 inches over Ruiz Jr. This also extends to a 2-inch reach advantage.
Both Andy Ruiz Jr & Joseph Parker fight out of an orthodox stance.
Ruiz Jr is currently arguably the more experienced fighter, having had 6 more fights, and made his debut in 2009, 3 years and 3 months earlier than Parker, whose first professional fight was in 2012. He has fought 2 less professional rounds, 163 to Parker's 165.
Andy Ruiz Jr goes into the fight ranked number 5 by the WBA, 4 by the WBC, 4 by the WBO and 6 by the RING in the heavyweight division.
Joseph Parker is currently ranked number 7 by the WBC, 3 by the WBO, 6 by the IBF and 7 by the RING in the heavyweight division.
Ruiz Jr vs Parker 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 defeated 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 won against Kevin Johnson on 7th July 2018 by unanimous decision in their 10 round contest at Save Mart Arena, California.
He had beat Devin Vargas on 10th March 2018 by knockout in the 1st round at StubHub Center, Carson.
Joseph Parker has stopped 3 of his last 5 opponents.
In his last fight, he defeated Shawndell Terell Winters on 29th February 2020 by technical knockout in the 5th round at The Ford Center at The Star, Texas, United States.
Previous to that, he had defeated Alex Leapai on 29th June 2019 by technical knockout in the 10th round at Dunkin Donuts Center, Rhode Island.
Going into that contest, he had won against Alexander Flores on 15th December 2018 by knockout in the 3rd round at Horncastle Arena, Christchurch, New Zealand.
Before that, he had been beaten by Dillian Whyte on 28th July 2018 by unanimous decision in their 12 round contest at The O2 Arena, London, United Kingdom.
He had lost to Anthony Joshua on 31st March 2018 by unanimous decision in their IBF World Heavyweight, WBA Super World Heavyweight and WBO World Heavyweight championship fight at Principality Stadium, Cardiff.
In terms of recent activity, Andy Ruiz Jr has been fighting more than Joseph Parker.
Andy Ruiz Jr last fought 1 year, 1 month and 19 days ago, while Joseph Parker's last outing was 10 months and 28 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.
Parker's last 5 fights have come over a period of 1 year, 10 months and 29 days, meaning he has been fighting on average every 5 months and 24 days. In those fights, he fought a total of 42 rounds, meaning that they have lasted 8.4 rounds on average.