Tape rankings @ Heavyweight
Who won Zhang vs Vargas?
Zhilei Zhang beat Devin Vargas by knockout in the 4th round on Saturday 7th November 2020 at Seminole Hard Rock Hotel and Casino in Florida.
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 Devin Haney beating Yuriorkis Gamboa for the WBC World Lightweight championship. Also, on the undercard Filip Hrgovic defeated Rydell Booker.
Zhang vs Vargas stats
Zhilei Zhang stepped into the ring with an undefeated record of 21 wins, zero loses and 0 draws, 16 of those wins coming by the way of knock out.
Devin Vargas made his way to the ring with a record of 22 wins, 6 loses and 0 draws, with 9 of those wins by knock out.
The stats suggested Zhang had a massive power advantage over Vargas, boosting at 76% knock out percentage over Vargas' 41%.
Zhilei Zhang was the younger man by 1 year, at 39 years old.
Zhang had a height advantage of 4 inches over Vargas.
Zhilei Zhang fought out of the southpaw stance, while Devin Vargas was an orthodox fighter.
Zhang was the less experienced professional fighter, having had 7 less fights, and made his debut in 2014, 9 year and 8 months later than Vargas, whose first professional fight was in 2004. He had fought 55 less professional rounds, 72 to Vargas' 127.
Zhilei Zhang went into the fight ranked number 11 by the WBO and 15 by the IBF at heavyweight.
Zhang vs Vargas 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 Vargas start?
The fighters were expected to ringwalk at around 8:00 PM EST / 5:00 PM PST at Seminole Hard Rock Hotel and Casino, Florida, United States, which was around 1:00 AM GMT in the UK.
Who broadcast Zhang vs Vargas?
Zhang vs Vargas was broadcast on DAZN in the US.
What were the odds on Zhang vs Vargas?
Zhilei Zhang was a (+100) underdog going into the contest, while Devin Vargas made his way into the ring at (+100) with oddsmakers.