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Zhilei Zhang vs Scott Alexander report
Who won Zhang vs Alexander?
Zhilei Zhang beat Scott Alexander by knockout in the 1st round on Saturday 7th May 2022 at T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas.
The fight was scheduled to take place over 10 rounds in the Heavyweight division, which meant there was no weight limit.
This fight appeared on the undercard of Dmitry Bivol beating Canelo Alvarez for the WBA Super World Light Heavyweight championship. Also, on the undercard Montana Love beat Gabriel Gollaz Valenzuela and Shakhram Giyasov defeated Christian Gomez.
Zhang vs Alexander stats
Zhilei Zhang stepped into the ring with an undefeated record of 23 wins, zero loses and 1 draw, 18 of those wins coming by the way of knock out.
Scott Alexander made his way to the ring with a record of 16 wins, 4 loses and 2 draws, with 8 of those wins by knock out.
The stats suggested Zhang had a large advantage in power over Alexander, boosting at 78% knock out percentage over Alexander's 50%.
Zhilei Zhang was the older man by 6 years, at 40 years old.
Zhang had a height advantage of 3 inches over Alexander. That also extended to a 3-inch reach advantage.
Zhilei Zhang fought out of the southpaw stance, while Scott Alexander was an orthodox fighter.
Zhang was arguably the less experienced fighter, having had 2 more fights, and made his debut in 2014, 5 year and 1 month later than Alexander, whose first professional fight was in 2009. He had fought 5 less professional rounds, 90 to Alexander's 95.
Zhilei Zhang went into the fight ranked number 9 by the WBO and 13 by the IBF at heavyweight.
Zhang vs Alexander form
Zhilei Zhang had stopped 3 of his last 5 opponents.
In his last fight before this contest, he had lost to Filip Hrgovic on 20th August 2022 by unanimous decision in their 12 round contest at Jeddah Superdome, Jeddah, Saudi Arabia.
Previous to that, he had defeated Scott Alexander on 7th May 2022 by knockout in the 1st round at T-Mobile Arena, Nevada, United States.
Going into that contest, he had beat Craig Lewis on 27th November 2021 by technical knockout in the 2nd round at Madison Square Garden Theater, New York.
Before that, he had drawn with Jerry Forrest on 27th February 2021 by majority draw in their 10 round contest at Hard Rock Stadium, Florida.
He had won against Devin Vargas on 7th November 2020 by knockout in the 4th round at Seminole Hard Rock Hotel and Casino, Florida.
Zhang's last 5 fights had come over a period of 2 years, 6 months and 21 days, meaning he had been fighting on average every 6 months and 5 days. In those fights, he fought a total of 29 rounds, meaning that they had lasted 5.8 rounds on average.
What time did Zhang vs Alexander start?
The fighters were expected to ringwalk at around 7:00 PM EST / 4:00 PM PST at T-Mobile Arena, Las Vegas, United States, which was around 12:00 AM BST in the UK.
Who broadcast Zhang vs Alexander?
Zhang vs Alexander was broadcast on DAZN in the US, while the fight was broadcast in the United Kingdom by DAZN Global.
What were the odds on Zhang vs Alexander?
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