Autumn/Fall 2023
Potentially

in the United States

Potential contest @ Heavyweight
43-2-1
35-2-0

Belts on The Line

Final Eliminator for: WBC World Heavyweight Championship

The tape

37
Age
33
6' 7" / 201 cm
Height
6' 2" / 188 cm
83.1" / 211 cm
Reach
74" / 188 cm
Orthodox (R)
Stance
Orthodox (R)

Full record

KO 1KO 11TKO 7KO 7KO 1
Form
UD 12UD 12UD 12TKO 7TKO 5
43
Wins
35
42
By KO
22
98
KO%
63
2
Losses
2
2
Stopped
0
1
Draws
0
2008
Debut
2009
162
Pro rounds
187

Current rankings @ Heavyweight

1
The Ring
4
2
WBA
-
1
WBC
2
-
WBO
1
5
IBF
3

Deontay Wilder vs Andy Ruiz Jr preview

When is Wilder vs Ruiz Jr?

Deontay Wilder could take on Andy Ruiz Jr in Autumn/Fall 2023 in the United States.

The fight would be contested over 12 rounds in the Heavyweight division, which means there would be no weight limit.

The contest would be a final eliminator for the WBC heavyweight championship of the world.

Wilder vs Ruiz Jr stats

Deontay Wilder would step into the ring with a record of 43 wins, 2 loses and 1 draw, 42 of those wins coming by the way of knock out.

Andy Ruiz Jr would make his way to the ring with a record of 35 wins, 2 loses and 0 draws, with 22 of those wins by knock out.

The stats suggest Wilder would have a massive power advantage over Ruiz Jr, boosting at 98% knock out percentage over Ruiz Jr's 63%.

Deontay Wilder is the older man by 4 years, at 37 years old.

Wilder has a height advantage of 5 inches over Ruiz Jr. This also extends to a 9-inch reach advantage.

Both Deontay Wilder & Andy Ruiz Jr fight out of an orthodox stance.

Wilder's experience as a professional fighter is currently relatively equal to Ruiz Jr's, having had 9 more fights, and made his debut in 2008, 4 months earlier than Ruiz Jr, whose first professional fight was in 2009. He has fought 25 less professional rounds, 162 to Ruiz Jr's 187.

Deontay Wilder goes into the fight ranked number 2 by the WBA, 1 by the WBC, 5 by the IBF and 1 by the RING at heavyweight.

Andy Ruiz Jr is currently ranked number 2 by the WBC, 1 by the WBO, 3 by the IBF and 4 by the RING in the 201lb division.

Wilder vs Ruiz Jr form

Deontay Wilder has stopped 3 of his last 5 opponents.

In his last fight, he beat Robert Helenius on 15th October 2022 by knockout in the 1st round in their WBC World Heavyweight championship fight at Barclays Center, New York, United States.

Previous to that, he had been beaten by Tyson Fury on 9th October 2021 by knockout in the 11th round in their WBC World Heavyweight and The Ring Heavyweight championship fight at T-Mobile Arena, Nevada.

Going into that contest, he had lost to Tyson Fury on 22nd February 2020 by technical knockout in the 7th round in their WBC World Heavyweight and The Ring Heavyweight championship fight at MGM Grand, Las Vegas.

Before that, he had beat Luis Ortiz on 23rd November 2019 by knockout in the 7th round in their WBC World Heavyweight championship fight at MGM Grand, Las Vegas.

He had won against Dominic Breazeale on 18th May 2019 by knockout in the 1st round in their WBC World Heavyweight championship fight at Barclays Center, New York.

Ruiz Jr has beaten 4 of his last 5 opponents, stopping 2 of them, going the distance twice.

In his last fight, he beat 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 beat 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 defeated 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 won against Alexander Dimitrenko on 20th April 2019 by technical knockout in the 5th round at Dignity Health Sports Park, California.

Activity check

In terms of recent activity, Deontay Wilder has been fighting more than Andy Ruiz Jr.

Deontay Wilder last fought 1 month and 21 days ago, while Andy Ruiz Jr's last outing was 3 months and 2 days ago.

Wilder's last 5 fights have come over a period of 3 years, 6 months and 18 days, meaning he has been fighting on average every 8 months and 16 days. In those fights, he fought a total of 27 rounds, meaning that they have lasted 5.4 rounds on average.

Ruiz Jr's last 5 fights have come over a period of 3 years, 7 months and 16 days, meaning he has been fighting on average every 8 months and 22 days. In those fights, he fought a total of 48 rounds, meaning that they have lasted 9.6 rounds on average.

What are the odds on Wilder vs Ruiz Jr?

Deontay Wilder is currently 4/9 (-230) to win the clash outright, while you can get 13/8 (+160) on Andy Ruiz Jr if you fancy the small upset.

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