Belts on The Line
Current rankings @ Heavyweight
When is Zhang vs Parker?
Zhilei Zhang could take on Joseph Parker in February 2024 in the United States.
The fight would be contested over 12 rounds in the Heavyweight division, which means there would be no weight limit.
Zhang vs Parker stats
Zhilei Zhang would step into the ring with a record of 26 wins, 1 loss and 1 draw, 21 of those wins coming by the way of knock out.
Joseph Parker would make his way to the ring with a record of 33 wins, 3 loses and 0 draws, with 23 of those wins by knock out.
The stats suggest Zhang would have advantage in power over Parker, with a 81% knock out percentage over Parker's 70%.
Zhilei Zhang is the older man by 9 years, at 40 years old.
Zhang has a height advantage of 2 inches over Parker. This also extends to a 2-inch reach advantage.
Zhilei Zhang fights out of the southpaw stance, while Joseph Parker is an orthodox fighter.
Zhang is currently the less experienced professional fighter, having had 8 less fights, and made his debut in 2014, 2 year and 1 month later than Parker, whose first professional fight was in 2012. He has fought 133 less professional rounds, 93 to Parker's 226.
Zhilei Zhang goes into the fight ranked number 4 by the RING at heavyweight.
Joseph Parker is currently ranked number 10 by the WBC, 6 by the WBO, 4 by the IBF and 5 by the RING in the 201lb division.
Zhang vs Parker form
Zhilei Zhang has stopped 4 of his last 5 opponents.
In his last fight, he beat Joe Joyce on 23rd September 2023 by knockout in the 3rd round in their WBO Interim World Heavyweight championship fight at OVO Arena Wembley, London, United Kingdom.
Previous to that, he had beat Joe Joyce on 15th April 2023 by technical knockout in the 6th round in their WBO Interim World Heavyweight championship fight at Copper Box Arena, London.
Going into that contest, he had been beaten by Filip Hrgovic on 20th August 2022 by unanimous decision in their 12 round contest at Jeddah Superdome, Jeddah, Saudi Arabia.
Before that, he had won against Scott Alexander on 7th May 2022 by knockout in the 1st round at T-Mobile Arena, Nevada, United States.
He had beat Craig Lewis on 27th November 2021 by technical knockout in the 2nd round at Madison Square Garden Theater, New York.
Parker has beaten 4 of his last 5 opponents, stopping 2 of them, going the distance twice.
In his last fight, he defeated Simon Kean on 28th October 2023 by knockout in the 3rd round at Riyadh, Saudi Arabia.
Previous to that, he had defeated Faiga Opelu on 24th May 2023 by technical knockout in the 1st round at Margaret Court Arena, Melbourne, Australia.
Going into that contest, he had won against Jack Massey on 21st January 2023 by unanimous decision in their 10 round contest at Manchester Arena, Manchester, United Kingdom.
Before that, he had lost to Joe Joyce on 24th September 2022 by knockout in the 11th round in their WBO Interim World Heavyweight championship fight at AO Arena, Manchester.
He had defeated Derek Chisora on 18th December 2021 by unanimous decision in their 12 round contest at Manchester Arena, Lancashire.
In terms of recent activity, Joseph Parker has been fighting more than Zhilei Zhang.
Zhilei Zhang last fought 4 months and 25 days ago, while Joseph Parker's last outing was 3 months and 20 days ago.
Zhang's last 5 fights have come over a period of 2 years, 2 months and 21 days, meaning he has been fighting on average every 5 months and 11 days. In those fights, he fought a total of 24 rounds, meaning that they have lasted 4.8 rounds on average.
Parker's last 5 fights have come over a period of 2 years, 1 month and 30 days, meaning he has been fighting on average every 5 months and 7 days. In those fights, he fought a total of 37 rounds, meaning that they have lasted 7.4 rounds on average.
What are the odds on Zhang vs Parker?
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|Winner / Verdict||% of users|
|Zhilei Zhang - KO||100%|
Based on 1 Prediction