Tape rankings @ Heavyweight
Who won Zhang vs Forrest?
Zhilei Zhang drew with Jerry Forrest by majority draw in their 10 round contest on Saturday 27th February 2021 at Hard Rock Stadium in Florida.
The scorecards were announced as 93-95, 93-93, 93-93, meaning it was a majority draw.
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 Saul ‘Canelo’ Alvarez beating Avni Yildirim for the WBC World Super Middleweight, WBA Super World Super Middleweight and The Ring Super Middleweight championship. Also, on the undercard McWilliams Arroyo beat Abraham Rodriguez for the WBC Interim World Flyweight belt.
Zhang vs Forrest stats
Zhilei Zhang stepped into the ring with an undefeated record of 22 wins, zero loses and 0 draws, 17 of those wins coming by the way of knock out.
Jerry Forrest made his way to the ring with a record of 26 wins, 4 loses and 0 draws, with 20 of those wins by knock out.
The stats suggested that Zhang and Forrest have similar power, both with a 77% knock out percentage.
Zhilei Zhang was the older man by 5 years, at 37 years old.
Zhang had a height advantage of 5 inches over Forrest.
Both Zhilei Zhang & Jerry Forrest fought out of a southpaw stance.
Zhang was the less experienced professional fighter, having had 8 less fights, and made his debut in 2014, 2 year later than Forrest, whose first professional fight was in 2012. He had fought 34 less professional rounds, 59 to Forrest's 93.
Zhilei Zhang went into the fight ranked number 8 by the WBO and 15 by the IBF at heavyweight.
Zhang vs Forrest form
Zhang remained undefeated as a professional, stopping 4 of his last 5 opponents.
In his last fight leading up to this contest, he had beat Devin Vargas on 7th November 2020 by knockout in the 4th round at Seminole Hard Rock Hotel and Casino, Florida, United States.
Previous to 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.
Going into that contest, 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.
Before that, he had beat Eugen Buchmueller on 20th July 2018 by knockout in the 1st round at WinnaVegas Casino & Resort, Iowa, United States.
He had defeated Byron Polley on 23rd September 2017 by technical knockout in the 1st round at Hartman Arena, Kansas.
Zhang's last 5 fights had come over a period of 3 years, 5 months and 6 days, meaning he had been fighting on average every 8 months and 8 days. In those fights, he fought a total of 19 rounds, meaning that they had lasted 3.8 rounds on average.
Forrest's last 2 fights had come over a period of 1 year, 7 months and 17 days, meaning he had been fighting on average every 9 months and 26 days. In those fights, he fought a total of 20 rounds, meaning that they had lasted 10 rounds on average.
What time did Zhang vs Forrest start?
The fighters were expected to ringwalk at around 8:00 PM EST / 5:00 PM PST at Hard Rock Stadium, Florida, United States, which was around 1:00 AM GMT in the UK.
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What were the odds on Zhang vs Forrest?
Zhilei Zhang was a (+100) underdog going into the contest, while Jerry Forrest made his way into the ring at (+100) with oddsmakers.