Current rankings @ Heavyweight
When is Ruiz Jr vs Parker?
Andy Ruiz Jr could fight Joseph Parker in Early 2024 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 35 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 33 wins, 3 loses and 0 draws, with 23 of those wins by knock out.
The stats suggest Parker would have a slight advantage in power over Ruiz Jr, with a 70% knock out percentage over Ruiz Jr's 63%.
Andy Ruiz Jr is the older man by 3 years, at 34 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 1 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 39 less professional rounds, 187 to Parker's 226.
Andy Ruiz Jr goes into the fight ranked number 4 by the WBO at heavyweight.
Joseph Parker is currently ranked number 8 by the WBC, 6 by the WBO, 4 by the IBF and 5 by the RING in the 201lb division.
Ruiz Jr vs Parker form
Ruiz Jr has beaten 4 of his last 5 opponents, stopping 2 of them, going the distance twice.
In his last fight, he defeated 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 defeated 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 won against Alexander Dimitrenko on 20th April 2019 by technical knockout in the 5th round at Dignity Health Sports Park, California.
Parker has beaten 4 of his last 5 opponents, stopping 2 of them, going the distance twice.
In his last fight, he beat Simon Kean on 28th October 2023 by knockout in the 3rd round at Riyadh, Saudi Arabia.
Previous to that, he had beat Faiga Opelu on 24th May 2023 by technical knockout in the 1st round at Margaret Court Arena, Melbourne, Australia.
Going into that contest, he had defeated Jack Massey on 21st January 2023 by unanimous decision in their 10 round contest at Manchester Arena, Manchester, United Kingdom.
Before that, he had lost to Joe Joyce on 24th September 2022 by knockout in the 11th round in their WBO Interim World Heavyweight championship fight at AO Arena, Manchester.
He had won against Derek Chisora on 18th December 2021 by unanimous decision in their 12 round contest at Manchester Arena, Lancashire.
In terms of recent activity, Joseph Parker has been fighting more than Andy Ruiz Jr.
Andy Ruiz Jr last fought 1 year, 4 months and 24 days ago, while Joseph Parker's last outing was 3 months ago.
Ruiz Jr's last 5 fights have come over a period of 4 years, 9 months and 8 days, meaning he has been fighting on average every 11 months and 14 days. In those fights, he fought a total of 48 rounds, meaning that they have lasted 9.6 rounds on average.
Parker's last 5 fights have come over a period of 2 years, 1 month and 10 days, meaning he has been fighting on average every 5 months and 3 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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