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When is Ruiz Jr vs Zhang?
Andy Ruiz Jr could square off against Zhilei Zhang in Summer 2024 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 Zhang 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.
Zhilei Zhang would make his way to the ring with a record of 26 wins, 1 loss and 1 draw, with 21 of those wins by knock out.
The stats suggest Zhang would have advantage in power over Ruiz Jr, with a 81% knock out percentage over Ruiz Jr's 63%.
Andy Ruiz Jr is the younger man by 6 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 9 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 94 more professional rounds, 187 to Zhang's 93.
Andy Ruiz Jr goes into the fight ranked number 4 by the WBO at heavyweight.
Zhilei Zhang is currently ranked number 4 by the RING in the 201lb 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 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.
Zhilei Zhang has stopped 4 of his last 5 opponents.
In his last fight, he won against Joe Joyce on 23rd September 2023 by knockout in the 3rd round in their WBO Interim World Heavyweight championship fight at OVO Arena Wembley, London, United Kingdom.
Previous to that, he had won against Joe Joyce on 15th April 2023 by technical knockout in the 6th round in their WBO Interim World Heavyweight championship fight at Copper Box Arena, London.
Going into that contest, he had lost to Filip Hrgovic on 20th August 2022 by unanimous decision in their 12 round contest at Jeddah Superdome, Jeddah, Saudi Arabia.
Before that, he had defeated Scott Alexander on 7th May 2022 by knockout in the 1st round at T-Mobile Arena, Nevada, United States.
He had beat Craig Lewis on 27th November 2021 by technical knockout in the 2nd round at Madison Square Garden Theater, New York.
In terms of recent activity, Zhilei Zhang has been fighting more than Andy Ruiz Jr.
Andy Ruiz Jr last fought 1 year, 8 months and 7 days ago, while Zhilei Zhang's last outing was 7 months and 18 days ago.
Ruiz Jr's last 5 fights have come over a period of 5 years and 21 days, meaning he has been fighting on average every 1 year and 4 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, 5 months and 14 days, meaning he has been fighting on average every 5 months and 28 days. In those fights, he fought a total of 24 rounds, meaning that they have lasted 4.8 rounds on average.
What are the odds on Ruiz Jr vs Zhang?
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|Winner / Verdict||% of users|
|Zhilei Zhang - KO||100%|
Based on 1 Prediction