This Saturday, Zhilei Zhang will defend his WBO Interim Heavyweight Title. He won the title from Joyce in April, after the fight was stopped due to Joyce’s right eye injury. This will be Zhang’s first title defense after not fighting for 161 days.
- The average inactive time is 122 days, and this is slightly longer than that.
- Zhang’s win percentage is 96% and his opponent’s win percentage in those wins averages at 59%. Joe Joyce’s win percentage is 93%
- For Joe Joyce his average inactive time is 134 days and for this fight it is slightly longer than that at 161 days.
- Joe Joyce’s win percentage is 93% and his opponent’s win percentage in those wins averages at 86%. Zhang’s win percentage is 96%
Joyce is currently ranked at 7 in the WBO and would love to move up to capture the title. This would surely add some redemption to the loss he suffered five months ago. Tune in to ESPN+ on Saturday night for this battle of the Heavyweights.