VS
Late 2024
Potentially

in the United States

Potential contest @ Heavyweight
35-2-0
27-2-1

The tape

34
Age
41
6' 2" / 188 cm
Height
6' 6" / 198 cm
74" / 188 cm
Reach
78" / 198 cm
Orthodox (R)
Stance
Southpaw (L)

Full record

UD 12UD 12UD 12TKO 7TKO 5
Form
TKO 5MD 12KO 3TKO 6UD 12
35
Wins
27
22
By KO
22
63
KO%
81
2
Losses
2
0
Stopped
0
0
Draws
1
2009
Debut
2014
187
Pro rounds
110

Current rankings @ Heavyweight

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The Ring
4
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WBA
-
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WBC
4
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WBO
2
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IBF
7

Andy Ruiz Jr vs Zhilei Zhang preview


When is Ruiz Jr vs Zhang?

Andy Ruiz Jr could square off against Zhilei Zhang in late 2024 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 Zhang 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.

Zhilei Zhang would make his way to the ring with a record of 27 wins, 2 losses and 1 draw, with 22 of those wins by knockout.

The stats suggest Zhang would have an advantage in power over Ruiz Jr, with a 81% knockout percentage compared to Ruiz Jr's 63%.

Andy Ruiz Jr is the younger man by 7 years, at 34 years old.

Zhang has a height advantage of 4 inches over Ruiz Jr. This also extends to a 4-inch reach advantage.

Andy Ruiz Jr fights out of the orthodox stance, while Zhilei Zhang is a southpaw.

Ruiz Jr is currently the more experienced professional fighter, having had 7 more fights, and made his debut in 2009, 5 years and 4 months earlier than Zhang, whose first professional fight was in 2014. He has fought 77 more professional rounds, totaling 187 compared to Zhang's 110.

Zhilei Zhang is currently ranked number 4 by the WBC, 2 by the WBO, 7 by the IBF, and 4 by The Ring in the Heavyweight division.

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

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

Zhilei Zhang has stopped 3 of his last 5 opponents.

In his last fight, he won against Deontay Wilder on June 1, 2024, by technical knockout in the 5th round at Kingdom Arena, Riyadh, Saudi Arabia.

Prior to that, he had lost to Joseph Parker on March 8, 2024, by majority decision in their WBO Interim World Heavyweight championship fight at Kingdom Arena, Riyadh.

Going into that contest, he had won against Joe Joyce on September 23, 2023, by knockout in the 3rd round in their WBO Interim World Heavyweight championship fight at OVO Arena Wembley, London, United Kingdom.

Before that, he had defeated Joe Joyce on April 15, 2023, by technical knockout in the 6th round in their WBO Interim World Heavyweight championship fight at Copper Box Arena, London.

He had been beaten by Filip Hrgovic on August 20, 2022, by unanimous decision in their 12 round contest at Jeddah Superdome, Jeddah, Saudi Arabia.

Activity check

In terms of recent activity, Zhilei Zhang has been fighting more than Andy Ruiz Jr.

Andy Ruiz Jr last fought 2 years, 2 months and 3 days ago, while Zhilei Zhang's last outing was 5 months and 6 days ago.

Ruiz Jr's last 5 fights have come over a period of 5 years, 6 months and 18 days, which means he has been fighting approximately every 1 year, 1 month and 9 days. In those fights, he fought a total of 48 rounds, meaning that they have lasted 9.6 rounds on average.

Zhang's last 5 fights have come over a period of 2 years, 2 months and 18 days, meaning he has been fighting on average every 5 months and 11 days. In those fights, he fought a total of 38 rounds, meaning that they have lasted 7.6 rounds on average.

What are the odds on Ruiz Jr vs Zhang?

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