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Andy Ruiz Jr vs Oleksandr Usyk preview
When is Ruiz Jr vs Usyk?
Andy Ruiz Jr could fight Oleksandr Usyk in Autumn/Fall 2023 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 Usyk 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.
Oleksandr Usyk would make his way to the ring with an unblemished record of 20 wins and 0 draws, with 13 of those by knock out.
The stats suggest Usyk would have a slight advantage in power over Ruiz Jr, with a 65% knock out percentage over Ruiz Jr's 63%.
Andy Ruiz Jr is the younger man by 3 years, at 33 years old.
Usyk has a height advantage of 1 inch over Ruiz Jr. This also extends to a 4-inch reach advantage.
Andy Ruiz Jr fights out of the orthodox stance, while Oleksandr Usyk is a southpaw.
Ruiz Jr is currently the more experienced professional fighter, having had 17 more fights, and made his debut in 2009, 4 years and 7 months earlier than Usyk, whose first professional fight was in 2013. He has fought 19 more professional rounds, 187 to Usyk's 168.
Andy Ruiz Jr goes into the fight ranked number 2 by the WBC, 1 by the WBO, 3 by the IBF and 5 by the RING at heavyweight.
Ruiz Jr vs Usyk 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 4th September 2022 by unanimous decision in their 12 round contest at Crypto.com Arena, Los Angeles, United States.
Previous to that, he had won against 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 defeated Alexander Dimitrenko on 20th April 2019 by technical knockout in the 5th round at Dignity Health Sports Park, California.
Usyk remains undefeated as a professional, stopping 2 of his last 5 opponents.
In his last fight, he won against Anthony Joshua on 20th August 2022 by split decision in their IBF World Heavyweight, WBA Super World Heavyweight, WBO World Heavyweight and The Ring Heavyweight championship fight at Jeddah Superdome, Jeddah, Saudi Arabia.
Previous to that, he had won against Anthony Joshua on 25th September 2021 by unanimous decision in their WBA Super World Heavyweight, IBF World Heavyweight and WBO World Heavyweight championship fight at Tottenham Hotspur Stadium, London, United Kingdom.
Going into that contest, he had defeated Derek Chisora on 31st October 2020 by unanimous decision in their 12 round contest at Wembley (SSE) Arena, London.
Before that, he had beat Chazz Witherspoon on 12th October 2019 by technical knockout in the 7th round at Wintrust Arena, Illinois, United States.
He had won against Tony Bellew on 10th November 2018 by knockout in the 8th round in their WBA Super World Cruiserweight, WBC World Cruiserweight, IBF World Cruiserweight and WBO World Cruiserweight championship fight at Manchester Arena, Manchester, United Kingdom.
In terms of recent activity, Andy Ruiz Jr has been fighting more than Oleksandr Usyk.
Andy Ruiz Jr last fought 9 months and 1 day ago, while Oleksandr Usyk's last outing was 9 months and 16 days ago.
Ruiz Jr's last 5 fights have come over a period of 4 years, 1 month and 16 days, meaning he has been fighting on average every 9 months and 28 days. In those fights, he fought a total of 48 rounds, meaning that they have lasted 9.6 rounds on average.
Usyk's last 5 fights have come over a period of 4 years, 6 months and 26 days, meaning he has been fighting on average every 10 months and 29 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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