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Zhang vs Joyce 2 Predictions

Zhang vs Joyce 2 Vegas Odds
Zhang vs Joyce 2 Vegas Odds have the "Big Bang" Zhang as a -120 favorite

In the world of heavyweight boxing, there are few spectacles as electrifying as a rematch between two formidable fighters the size of Cruise ships. And on the horizon, we have the highly anticipated showdown between Zhilei “Big Bang” Zhang and Joe “Juggernaut” Joyce, on September 23rd from Wembley, Stadium. Zhang vs Joyce Predictions has 52% of boxing betting picks on the -128 favorite Zhang to retain the WBO title. Back in April the 6’6″ 287 Lb. Zhang, 25-1-1, 20 KO’s, battered the 11-1 boxing betting favorite Joyce, 15-1, 14 KO’s, via 6th round knockout on the Brit’s home turf.¬† moneyline. Will Zhilei Zhang capitalize on his knockout power and exploit Joe Joyce’s defensive lapses once again? Or will the 6’5″ 281 Lb. Joyce’s relentless work rate and thirst for revenge topple the Chinese bomber? Vegas Sharps handicappers give away their sharp bets on his heavyweight showdown for the WBO heavyweight title.

Zhang vs Joyce 2 Vegas Odds have Joyce at +110 moneyline at Mybookie.ag

Zhang vs Joyce 2 Predictions Analysis

Zhilei Zhang – Profile

Hailing from China the hulking 2008 silver medallist has risen through the ranks with powerful punches, relentless aggression, and a hard head. An imposing presence with a mean mug “Big Bang” can evoke a measure of concern in the bravest of men. His knockout power in either hand has left most opponents staring up at the lights, dazed and defeated. Possessing a telephone pole reach that can keep even the most aggressive fighters at bay, Zhang’s physical attributes alone make him a force to be reckoned with. Zhilei is more than just a puncher however with the ability to use southpaw angles, counterpunch, and hammer opponents with a sneaky left hand.

But beyond his impressive stature, Zhang’s weaknesses lie in his ordinary speed, questionable stamina, and lack of an effective jab. While he possesses brute force, his footwork can also leave much to be desired, making him vulnerable to swift counterattacks from more agile opponents.

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Joe Joyce – Profile

On the other side of the ring, we have the 37-year-old British bulldozer, Joe Joyce. Boasting an Olympic silver medal, “Juggernaut” has used his 6’5″ 281 Lb. size to his advantage to dominate smaller opponents. Joyce is a tough cookie that possesses a solid chin, good conditioning, and plenty of heart. Joyce’s biggest attribute is his relentless work rate and stiff left jab. He throws a high volume of punches, wearing down opponents until they eventually are gasping for air.

Joyce’s weaknesses stem from his lack of head movement, stiffness, and predictable attacks. Despite his impressive stature, Joyce is not a huge puncher, relying on volume to create knockouts. While he maintains a high guard, his slow hands make it easy for opponents to time him with countershots. Joe is still amateurish in style without much skill on the inside to capitalize on his size advantage. At 37-years old Joyce has some wear and tear with dimmed reflexes a result of having taken some big punches.

Zhang vs Joyce 2 Vegas Odds Over/Under is set at 10.5 rounds Mybookie.ag

Zhang vs Joyce 2 Predictions

With Zhang’s knockout power, there is always the chance for a sudden and dramatic ending to the fight. Joyce absorbed Zhilei’s shots pretty well in the first scrap but the feeling here is that he is going to get caught with something big in the rematch and go down for the count. Joe will be coming 25 lbs. heavier for this bout which will help him from a power and resilience standpoint but do little in the way of changing the original outcome. By definition, Joyce has no “Plan B” to his game. Joe relies primarily on his size and has a limited skill set. Zhang connected with left hands at will in the first bout with Joyce’s stationary head an available target throughout. The British bulldozer won’t have an answer for Zhang’s attack as he goes out on his shield via 5th-round KO.

Vegas Sharps Boxing Predictions: Zhang -120 moneyline

Zhang vs Joyce 2 Head-To-Head Power Rankings 

Size/Reach

Zhang:4.5 out of 5.0 stars

Joyce:4.5 out of 5.0 stars

Power

Zhang:4.5 out of 5.0 stars

Joyce:4.0 out of 5.0 stars

Hand Speed

Zhang:3.0 out of 5.0 stars

Joyce:2.5 out of 5.0 stars

Combinations

Zhang:3.0 out of 5.0 stars

Joyce:2.5 out of 5.0 stars

Stamina

Zhang:3.0 out of 5.0 stars

Joyce:4.0 out of 5.0 stars

Defense

Zhang:3.5 out of 5.0 stars

Joyce:3.0 out of 5.0 stars

Chin

Zhang:4.5 out of 5.0 stars

Joyce:4.5 out of 5.0 stars

Boxing Ability

Zhang:3.5 out of 5.0 stars

Joyce:3.0 out of 5.0 stars

Quality of Opposition

Zhang:3.0 out of 5.0 stars

Joyce:3.5 out of 5.0 stars

Experience

Zhang:3.5 out of 5.0 stars

Joyce:3.5 out of 5.0 stars

Intangibles

Zhang:4.0 out of 5.0 stars

Joyce:3.5 out of 5.0 stars

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