VS
Summer 2024
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in the United States

Potential contest @ Heavyweight
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31-3-0

The tape

34
Age
43
6' 2" / 188 cm
Height
6' 4" / 194 cm
74" / 188 cm
Reach
79.9" / 203 cm
Orthodox (R)
Stance
Orthodox (R)

Full record

UD 12UD 12UD 12TKO 7TKO 5
Form
UD 10SD 12UD 10KO 9UD 10
35
Wins
31
22
By KO
14
63
KO%
45
2
Losses
3
0
Stopped
2
0
Draws
0
2009
Debut
2009
187
Pro rounds
256

Current rankings @ Heavyweight

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The Ring
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WBA
11
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WBC
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WBO
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IBF
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Andy Ruiz Jr vs Kubrat Pulev preview


When is Ruiz Jr vs Pulev?

Andy Ruiz Jr could take on Kubrat Pulev in Summer 2024 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 Pulev 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.

Kubrat Pulev would make his way to the ring with a record of 31 wins, 3 losses and 0 draws, with 14 of those wins by knockout.

The stats suggest Ruiz Jr would have an advantage in power over Pulev, with a 63% knockout percentage compared to Pulev's 45%.

Andy Ruiz Jr is the younger man by 9 years, at 34 years old.

Pulev has a height advantage of 2 inches over Ruiz Jr. This also extends to a 6-inch reach advantage.

Both Andy Ruiz Jr and Kubrat Pulev fight out of an orthodox stance.

Ruiz Jr's experience as a professional fighter is currently relatively equal to Pulev's, having had 3 more fights, and made his debut in 2009, 5 months earlier than Pulev, whose first professional fight was in 2009. He has fought 69 fewer professional rounds, totaling 187 compared to Pulev's 256.

Kubrat Pulev is currently ranked number 11 by the WBA in the Heavyweight division.

Ruiz Jr vs Pulev 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 September 4, 2022, by unanimous decision in their 12 round contest at Crypto.com Arena, Los Angeles, United States.

Prior to that, he had defeated 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 won against Alexander Dimitrenko on April 20, 2019, by technical knockout in the 5th round at Dignity Health Sports Park, California.

Kubrat Pulev has beaten 3 of his last 5 opponents.

In his last fight, he beat Andrzej Wawrzyk on December 14, 2023, by unanimous decision in their 10 round contest at The Hangar, Costa Mesa, United States.

Prior to that, he had lost to Derek Chisora on July 9, 2022, by split decision in their 12 round contest at O2 Arena, London, United Kingdom.

Going into that contest, he had beaten Jerry Forrest on May 14, 2022, by unanimous decision in their 10 round contest at Forum, California, United States.

Before that, he had been beaten by Anthony Joshua on December 12, 2020, by knockout in the 9th round in their WBA Super World Heavyweight, WBO World Heavyweight and IBF World Heavyweight championship fight at Wembley Arena, London, United Kingdom.

He had defeated Rydell Booker on November 9, 2019, by unanimous decision in their 10 round contest at Chukchansi Park, California, United States.

Activity check

In terms of recent activity, Kubrat Pulev has been fighting more than Andy Ruiz Jr.

Andy Ruiz Jr last fought 1 year, 10 months and 22 days ago, while Kubrat Pulev's last outing was 7 months and 12 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.

Pulev's last 5 fights have come over a period of 4 years, 8 months and 17 days, meaning he has been fighting on average every 11 months and 10 days. In those fights, he fought a total of 51 rounds, meaning that they have lasted 10.2 rounds on average.

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