Nov 27 2021
Saturday

Madison Square Garden Theater, New York, United States

8 rounds contest @ Heavyweight
Craig Lewis
Lewis
United States flag
22-0-1
TKO 2
TKO 2
14-4-1

The tape

38
Age
37
6' 6" / 198 cm
Height
6' 5" / 196 cm
N/A
Reach
N/A
Southpaw (L)
Stance
Orthodox (R)

Tape record

MDKOUDTKOKO
Form
UDUDMDKOSD
22
Wins
14
17
By KO
8
77
KO%
57
0
Loses
4
1
Draws
1
2014
Debut
2014

Tape rankings @ Heavyweight

-
The Ring
-
-
WBA
-
-
WBC
-
8
WBO
-
13
IBF
-

Zhilei Zhang vs Craig Lewis report

Who won Zhang vs Lewis?

Zhilei Zhang beat Craig Lewis by technical knockout in the 2nd round on Saturday 27th November 2021 at Madison Square Garden Theater in New York.

The fight was scheduled to take place over 8 rounds in the Heavyweight division, which meant there was no weight limit.

This fight appeared on the undercard of Teofimo Lopez losing to George Kambosos Jnr for the WBA Super World Lightweight and IBF World Lightweight championship. Also, on the undercard Azinga Fuzile was overcome by Kenichi Ogawa for the IBF World Junior Lightweight belt.

Zhang vs Lewis stats

Zhilei Zhang stepped into the ring with an undefeated record of 22 wins, zero loses and 1 draw, 17 of those wins coming by the way of knock out.

Craig Lewis made his way to the ring with a record of 14 wins, 4 loses and 1 draw, with 8 of those wins by knock out.

The stats suggested Zhang had advantage in power over Lewis, with a 77% knock out percentage over Lewis' 57%.

Zhilei Zhang was the older man by 1 year, at 38 years old.

Zhang had a height advantage of 1 inch over Lewis.

Zhilei Zhang fought out of the southpaw stance, while Craig Lewis was an orthodox fighter.

Zhang's experience as a professional fighter was relatively equal to Lewis', having had 4 more fights, and made his debut in 2014, 7 days earlier than Lewis, whose first professional fight was in 2014. He had fought 21 less professional rounds, 71 to Lewis' 92.

Zhilei Zhang went into the fight ranked number 8 by the WBO and 13 by the IBF at heavyweight.

Zhang vs Lewis form

Zhang remained undefeated as a professional, stopping 3 of his recent opponents.

In his last fight leading up to this contest, he had drawn with Jerry Forrest on 27th February 2021 by majority draw in their 10 round contest at Hard Rock Stadium, Florida, United States.

Previous to that, he had defeated Devin Vargas on 7th November 2020 by knockout in the 4th round at Seminole Hard Rock Hotel and Casino, Florida.

Going into that contest, 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.

Before that, 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.

He had beat Eugen Buchmueller on 20th July 2018 by knockout in the 1st round at WinnaVegas Casino & Resort, Iowa, United States.

Activity check

Zhang's last 5 fights had come over a period of 3 years, 4 months and 10 days, meaning he had been fighting on average every 8 months and 2 days. In those fights, he fought a total of 28 rounds, meaning that they had lasted 5.6 rounds on average.

Lewis' last 2 fights had come over a period of 3 years, 4 months and 17 days, meaning he had been fighting on average every 1 year, 8 months and 10 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 Lewis start?

The fighters were expected to ringwalk at around 7:00 PM EST / 4:00 PM PST at Madison Square Garden Theater, New York, United States, which was around 12:00 AM GMT in the UK.

Who broadcast Zhang vs Lewis?

Zhang vs Lewis 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 Lewis?

Zhilei Zhang was a (+100) underdog going into the contest, while Craig Lewis made his way into the ring at (+100) with oddsmakers.

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