Zhilei Zhang vs. Joe Joyce Head-To-Head Record

Last Modified Sep 24, 2023 06:02 GMT
Zhilei Zhang vs. Joe Joyce Head-To-Head Record
Zhilei Zhang vs. Joe Joyce II [Image Credit: queensberry.co.uk]


Zhilei Zhang vs. Joe Joyce II was a professional boxing bout called "An Eye for An Eye." This fight featured a clash in the heavyweight division between Chinese WBO interim heavyweight champion Zhilei Zhang and British professional boxer Joe Joyce. The highly anticipated bout took place on September 23, 2023, at the Wembley Arena in London, England.


Zhilei Zhang was once again victorious against Joe Joyce as he won by dropping him in the third round (KO).


In their first outing, Joe Joyce and Zhilei Zhang had their fight at the Copper Box Arena in London, England, on April 15, 2023.


In the 6th round, Zhang emerged victorious over Joyce with a TKO, securing the WBO interim heavyweight title held by Joyce.


With the WBO interim heavyweight title at stake, an immediate rematch between Zhang and Joyce was activated and was confirmed for September 23, 2023, at Wembley Arena in London, England.


Zhilei Zhang currently holds a boxing record of 26 wins, 1 loss, and 1 draw (26-1-1), whereas Joe Joyce has amassed a professional record of 15 wins and 2 loss (15-2-0).



Zhilei Zhang vs. Joe Joyce Tale of the Tape


Zhilei Zhang squared off against Joe Joyce for the first time on April 15, 2023. Zhang emerged as the victor in this bout via a TKO in the 6th round.


In the 5th round of the fight, Joyce increased his output and threw combinations. However, at the start of the 6th round, the doctor had to check on Joyce’s condition. Sensing the urgency to protect his undefeated record and 15-fight winning streak, Joyce opened up but left himself susceptible to punches he couldn't anticipate or evade. After a second medical examination from the doctor, the upset victory for Zhang via TKO was confirmed, leaving the crowd in shock.


Zhilei Zhang vs. Joe Joyce Stats


StatsZhilei ZhangJoe Joyce
Record26-1-115-2-0
ChampionshipWBO Interim World Heavy-
Age4037
Height6′ 6″ / 198cm6′ 6″ / 198cm
Division(s)HeavyweightHeavyweight
Reach203 cm (80 in)204 cm (80.5 in)
KO Percentage80%93.33%
Rounds9080
Win streak (active)20
StanceSouthpawOrthodox
Professional debut20142017


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Joe Joyce and Zhilei Zhang faced off for the first time at the Copper Box Arena in London.


In the initial stages of the fight, both fighters engaged in an exchange of jabs while switching between orthodox and southpaw stances. It quickly became apparent that Joe Joyce was facing a formidable challenge. During exchanges of power punches, Zhilei Zhang displayed superior speed and accuracy when compared to his slower opponent.


Joe Joyce's well-known toughness was put to the test as Zhang landed punishing blows, particularly a strong left hook that visibly shook Joyce in the second round. At the end of that round, Zhang even taunted his opponent while Joyce tended to his bloody nose on his corner's stool.


Despite the high expectations surrounding Joe Joyce and his potential to compete with champions like Fury and Usyk, he struggled to defend against Zhang's relentless left-handed assaults. Zhang dictated the fight's pace, showing no signs of the fatigue he had displayed in his previous bout against Filip Hrgovic. Zhang impressively connected with 56% of his power punches, clearly enjoying his time in the ring.


Joyce's best round came in the fifth, where he upped the ante. However, the start of the sixth round saw the doctor check on Joyce's condition. After a second medical examination, the referee decided to stop the fight due to the recurring powerful punches from Zhang, which had resulted in swelling above Joyce's right eye. The upset victory for Zhang was confirmed, making him the new holder of the WBO interim heavyweight title.



Last Updated On September 24, 2023

FAQs

A. Zhang has only lost 1 fight in his professional boxing career, along with 1 draw (26-1-1).

A. Joe Joyce is from London, England.

A. Zhilei Zhang vs. Joe Joyce II is set to take place on September 23, 2023.

A. Zhilei Zhang vs. Joe Joyce II is scheduled to take place at the Wembley Arena in London, England.

A. In their first encounter, Zhilei Zhang defeated Joe Joyce and was declared the winner via TKO, with Zhang securing Joyce’s WBO interim heavyweight title.

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