VS
Late 2024
Potentially

in the United States

Potential contest @ Heavyweight
22-0-0
26-2-1

Belts on The Line

The Ring Heavyweight
IBF World Heavyweight
WBC World Heavyweight
WBO World Heavyweight
WBA Super World Heavyweight

The tape

37
Age
41
6' 3" / 191 cm
Height
6' 6" / 198 cm
78" / 198 cm
Reach
78" / 198 cm
Southpaw (L)
Stance
Southpaw (L)

Full record

SD 12KO 9SD 12UD 12UD 12
Form
MD 12KO 3TKO 6UD 12KO 1
22
Wins
26
14
By KO
21
64
KO%
81
0
Losses
2
0
Stopped
0
0
Draws
1
2013
Debut
2014
189
Pro rounds
105

Current rankings @ Heavyweight

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The Ring
5
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WBA
-
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WBC
9
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WBO
2
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IBF
8

Oleksandr Usyk vs Zhilei Zhang preview


When is Usyk vs Zhang?

Oleksandr Usyk could face the challenge of Zhilei Zhang in late 2024 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 22 wins, zero losses, and 0 draws, 14 of those wins coming by way of knockout.

Zhilei Zhang would make his way to the ring with a record of 26 wins, 2 losses and 1 draw, with 21 of those wins by knockout.

The stats suggest Zhang would have an advantage in power over Usyk, with a 81% knockout percentage compared to Usyk's 64%.

Oleksandr Usyk is the younger man by 4 years, at 37 years old.

Zhang has a height advantage of 3 inches over Usyk. Despite this, both fighters have equal reach.

Both Oleksandr Usyk and 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 fewer 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, totaling 189 compared to Zhang's 105.

Zhilei Zhang is currently ranked number 9 by the WBC, 2 by the WBO, 8 by the IBF, and 5 by The Ring in the Heavyweight division.

Usyk vs Zhang form

Usyk remains undefeated as a professional, stopping 1 of his last 5 opponents.

In his last fight, he beat Tyson Fury on May 18, 2024, by split decision in their WBC World Heavyweight, WBO World Heavyweight, WBA Super World Heavyweight and IBF World Heavyweight championship fight at Kingdom Arena, Riyadh, Saudi Arabia.

Prior to that, he had beaten Daniel Dubois on August 26, 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.

Going into that contest, he had won against Anthony Joshua on August 20, 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.

Before that, he had beaten Anthony Joshua on September 25, 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.

He had defeated Derek Chisora on October 31, 2020, by unanimous decision in their 12 round contest at Wembley (SSE) Arena, London.

Zhilei Zhang has stopped 3 of his last 5 opponents.

In his last fight, he lost to Joseph Parker on March 8, 2024, by majority decision in their WBO Interim World Heavyweight championship fight at Kingdom Arena, Riyadh, Saudi Arabia.

Prior to that, 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.

Going into that contest, 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.

Before that, 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.

He had beaten Scott Alexander on May 7, 2022, by knockout in the 1st round at T-Mobile Arena, Nevada, United States.

Activity check

In terms of recent activity, Zhilei Zhang has been fighting more than Oleksandr Usyk.

Oleksandr Usyk last fought 5 months and 25 days ago, while Zhilei Zhang's last outing was 8 months and 4 days ago.

Usyk's last 5 fights have come over a period of 4 years and 12 days, which means he has been fighting approximately every 9 months and 21 days. In those fights, he fought a total of 57 rounds, meaning that they have lasted 11.4 rounds on average.

Zhang's last 5 fights have come over a period of 2 years, 6 months and 5 days, meaning he has been fighting on average every 6 months and 3 days. In those fights, he fought a total of 34 rounds, meaning that they have lasted 6.8 rounds on average.

What are the odds on Usyk vs Zhang?

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