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Oleksandr Usyk vs Luis Ortiz preview
When is Usyk vs Ortiz?
Oleksandr Usyk could fight Luis Ortiz in Autumn/Fall 2023 in the United States.
The fight would be scheduled for 12 rounds in the Heavyweight division, which means there would be no weight limit.
Usyk vs Ortiz stats
Oleksandr Usyk would step into the ring with an undefeated record of 20 wins, zero loses and 0 draws, 13 of those wins coming by the way of knock out.
Luis Ortiz would make his way to the ring with a record of 33 wins, 3 loses and 0 draws, with 28 of those wins by knock out.
The stats suggest Ortiz would have advantage in power over Usyk, with a 85% knock out percentage over Usyk's 65%.
Oleksandr Usyk is the younger man by 8 years, at 36 years old.
Ortiz has a height advantage of 1 inch over Usyk. This also extends to a 6-inch reach advantage.
Both Oleksandr Usyk & Luis Ortiz fight out of a southpaw stance.
Usyk is currently the less experienced professional fighter, having had 16 less fights, and made his debut in 2013, 3 year and 8 months later than Ortiz, whose first professional fight was in 2010. He has fought 12 less professional rounds, 168 to Ortiz's 180.
Luis Ortiz is currently ranked number 7 by the WBA, 12 by the WBC, 15 by the IBF and 7 by the RING in the 201lb division.
Usyk vs Ortiz form
Usyk remains undefeated as a professional, stopping 2 of his last 5 opponents.
In his last fight, he defeated 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 defeated 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 beat Derek Chisora on 31st October 2020 by unanimous decision in their 12 round contest at Wembley (SSE) Arena, London.
Before that, he had won against Chazz Witherspoon on 12th October 2019 by technical knockout in the 7th round at Wintrust Arena, Illinois, United States.
He had beat 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.
Ortiz has beaten 3 of his last 5 opponents, stopping 2 of them, going the distance once.
In his last fight, he lost to Andy Ruiz Jr 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 Charles Martin on 1st January 2022 by technical knockout in the 6th round in their IBF World Heavyweight eliminator fight at Seminole Hard Rock Hotel and Casino, Florida.
Going into that contest, he had won against Alexander Flores on 7th November 2020 by knockout in the 1st round at Microsoft Theater, California.
Before that, he had been beaten by Deontay Wilder on 23rd November 2019 by knockout in the 7th round in their WBC World Heavyweight championship fight at MGM Grand, Las Vegas.
He had defeated Christian Hammer on 2nd March 2019 by unanimous decision in their 10 round contest at Barclays Center, New York.
In terms of recent activity, Luis Ortiz has been fighting more than Oleksandr Usyk.
Oleksandr Usyk last fought 7 months and 11 days ago, while Luis Ortiz's last outing was 6 months and 27 days ago.
Usyk's last 5 fights have come over a period of 4 years, 4 months and 21 days, meaning he has been fighting on average every 10 months and 16 days. In those fights, he fought a total of 51 rounds, meaning that they have lasted 10.2 rounds on average.
Ortiz's last 5 fights have come over a period of 4 years and 29 days, meaning he has been fighting on average every 9 months and 25 days. In those fights, he fought a total of 36 rounds, meaning that they have lasted 7.2 rounds on average.
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