Tape rankings @ Heavyweight
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 Nevada.
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 Saul ‘Canelo’ Alvarez. 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 39 years old.
Zhang had a height advantage of 3 inches over Alexander.
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 23 less professional rounds, 72 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
Zhang remained undefeated as a professional, stopping 3 of his recent opponents.
In his last fight before this contest, he had defeated Craig Lewis on 27th November 2021 by technical knockout in the 2nd round at Madison Square Garden Theater, New York, United States.
Previous to that, he had drawn with Jerry Forrest on 27th February 2021 by majority draw in their 10 round contest at Hard Rock Stadium, Florida.
Going into that contest, he had defeated Devin Vargas on 7th November 2020 by knockout in the 4th round at Seminole Hard Rock Hotel and Casino, Florida.
Before that, he had beat Andriy Rudenko on 30th November 2019 by unanimous decision in their 10 round contest at Casino de Monte Carlo Salle Medecin, Monte Carlo, Monaco.
He had won against Don Haynesworth on 28th September 2018 by technical knockout in the 3rd round at Changsha social work college gymnasium, Changsha, China.
Zhang's last 5 fights had come over a period of 3 years, 10 months and 11 days, meaning he had been fighting on average every 9 months and 9 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, Nevada, United States, which was around 12:00 AM BST in the UK.
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What were the odds on Zhang vs Alexander?
Zhilei Zhang was a (+100) underdog going into the contest, while Scott Alexander made his way into the ring at (+100) with oddsmakers.