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When is Usyk vs Zhang?
Oleksandr Usyk could face the challenge of Zhilei Zhang in Summer 2024 in the United States.
The fight would be contested over 12 rounds in the Heavyweight division, which means there would be no weight limit.
Usyk vs Zhang stats
Oleksandr Usyk would step into the ring with an undefeated record of 21 wins, zero loses and 0 draws, 14 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 Usyk, with a 81% knock out percentage over Usyk's 67%.
Oleksandr Usyk is the younger man by 4 years, at 36 years old.
Zhang has a height advantage of 3 inches over Usyk. Despite this, both fighters have equal reach.
Both Oleksandr Usyk & Zhilei Zhang fight out of a southpaw stance.
Usyk's experience as a professional fighter is currently relatively equal to Zhang's, having had 7 less fights, and made his debut in 2013, 8 months earlier than Zhang, whose first professional fight was in 2014. He has fought 84 more professional rounds, 177 to Zhang's 93.
Zhilei Zhang is currently ranked number 4 by the RING in the 201lb division.
Usyk vs Zhang form
Usyk remains undefeated as a professional, stopping 2 of his last 5 opponents.
In his last fight, he beat Daniel Dubois on 26th August 2023 by knockout in the 9th round in their WBO World Heavyweight, WBA Super World Heavyweight, IBF World Heavyweight and The Ring Heavyweight championship fight at Stadion Wroclaw, Wroclaw, Poland.
Previous to that, he had beat 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.
Going into that contest, 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.
Before that, he had beat Derek Chisora on 31st October 2020 by unanimous decision in their 12 round contest at Wembley (SSE) Arena, London.
He had defeated Chazz Witherspoon on 12th October 2019 by technical knockout in the 7th round at Wintrust Arena, Illinois, United States.
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 been beaten by 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 Oleksandr Usyk.
Oleksandr Usyk last fought 8 months and 20 days ago, while Zhilei Zhang's last outing was 7 months and 23 days ago.
Usyk's last 5 fights have come over a period of 4 years, 7 months and 4 days, meaning he has been fighting on average every 11 months and 1 day. In those fights, he fought a total of 52 rounds, meaning that they have lasted 10.4 rounds on average.
Zhang's last 5 fights have come over a period of 2 years, 5 months and 19 days, meaning he has been fighting on average every 5 months and 29 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 Usyk vs Zhang?
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|Winner / Verdict||% of users|
|Zhilei Zhang - Decision||100%|
Based on 2 Predictions