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Oleksandr Usyk vs Joseph Parker preview
When is Usyk vs Parker?
Oleksandr Usyk could fight Joseph Parker 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.
Usyk vs Parker 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.
Joseph Parker would make his way to the ring with a record of 31 wins, 3 loses and 0 draws, with 21 of those wins by knock out.
The stats suggest Parker would have a slight advantage in power over Usyk, with a 68% knock out percentage over Usyk's 65%.
Oleksandr Usyk is the older man by 5 years, at 36 years old.
Parker has a height advantage of 1 inch over Usyk. Despite this, he has 2-inch reach advantage.
Oleksandr Usyk fights out of the southpaw stance, while Joseph Parker is an orthodox fighter.
Usyk is currently the less experienced professional fighter, having had 14 less fights, and made his debut in 2013, 1 year and 4 months later than Parker, whose first professional fight was in 2012. He has fought 54 less professional rounds, 168 to Parker's 222.
Joseph Parker is currently ranked number 10 by the WBC, 7 by the WBO and 8 by the RING in the 201lb division.
Usyk vs Parker form
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 beat Derek Chisora on 31st October 2020 by unanimous decision in their 12 round contest at Wembley (SSE) Arena, London.
Before that, he had defeated 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.
Joseph Parker has beaten 4 of his last 5 opponents.
In his last fight, he defeated Jack Massey on 21st January 2023 by unanimous decision in their 10 round contest at Manchester Arena, Manchester, United Kingdom.
Previous to that, he had been beaten by Joe Joyce on 24th September 2022 by knockout in the 11th round in their WBO Interim World Heavyweight championship fight at AO Arena, Manchester.
Going into that contest, he had defeated Derek Chisora on 18th December 2021 by unanimous decision in their 12 round contest at Manchester Arena, Lancashire.
Before that, he had beat Derek Chisora on 1st May 2021 by split decision in their 12 round contest at Manchester Arena, Manchester.
He had won against Junior Fa on 27th February 2021 by unanimous decision in their 12 round contest at Spark Arena, Auckland, New Zealand.
In terms of recent activity, Joseph Parker has been fighting more than Oleksandr Usyk.
Oleksandr Usyk last fought 7 months and 8 days ago, while Joseph Parker's last outing was 2 months and 7 days ago.
Usyk's last 5 fights have come over a period of 4 years, 4 months and 18 days, meaning he has been fighting on average every 10 months and 15 days. In those fights, he fought a total of 51 rounds, meaning that they have lasted 10.2 rounds on average.
Parker's last 5 fights have come over a period of 2 years, 1 month and 1 day, meaning he has been fighting on average every 5 months. In those fights, he fought a total of 57 rounds, meaning that they have lasted 11.4 rounds on average.
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