CONFIRMED: Joe Joyce vs Joseph Parker lastly agreed and set for September 24 as heavyweights battle it out to face the winner of Oleksandr Usyk and Anthony Joshua
- Joe Joyce vs Joseph Parker sees the primary & two WBO heavyweights conflict
- The rearranged combat is about for September 24 on the AO Arena in Manchester
- The pair have been initially set for July 2 in London, however Joyce needed to withdraw
Joe Joyce is being given the possibility to safe a compulsory problem for not less than one and maybe two of the world heavyweight championship belts.
Britain’s former Olympic silver medallist will face New Zealand’s former world champion Joseph Parker at Manchester Arena on September 24 in a last eliminator for titles at stake in Anthony Joshua’s rematch with Oleksandr Usyk later this month.
The combat will happen on BT Sport Box Office, promoted by Frank Warren for Queensberry Promotions in affiliation with Ben Shalom’s BOXXER.
Joe Joyce vs Joseph Parker was initially set for July 2 however September 24 is the brand new date
The heavyweight contest had been scheduled for July 2 at Wembley Arena after the pair spoke at Tyson Fury versus Dillian Whyte.
However, Parker’s coach Andy Lee was because of turn out to be a father that month and that brought on each camps to place the brakes on. Joyce would go on to knockout Christian Hammer on the identical July 2 date.
As the No. 1 and No. 2 contenders for the WBO title respectively, Joyce and Parker will probably be subsequent in line to contest that belt, maybe early subsequent 12 months after Tyson Fury comes again to tackle the winner of Joshua-Usyk for the undisputed heavyweight crown.
Joyce is undefeated as a prol and is in line for a heavyweight title shot if he stays that approach
Parker has already been to the mountain high however has had a brand new lease of life below Andy Lee
The WBC title can even come into play for them as No. 2 and No. 3 challengers with that organisation, ought to lead contender Deontay Wilder’s personal comeback from defeats by Fury be delayed.
Ironically this chance for Joyce is available in a combat which was not alleged to happen as soon as the primary encounter was postponed.
His promoter Warren responded to Parker spurning him to hitch the rival BOXXER steady in June by saying: ‘This combat won’t ever occur.’
A flurry of talks between the promoters has out of the blue damaged that impasse and Warren says now: ‘This has taken somewhat making however we have got there as a result of it is a unbelievable combat between two in-form high quality heavyweights which retains the championship ball rolling.
Joyce and Parker believing they’re combating for a shot on the winner of Joshua vs Usyk
Joyce welcomes the result by saying: ‘Parker finally realised he had nowhere else to go needed to take this combat. You will see on this cracking combat in Manchester why he was so eager to keep away from.’
Parker responded: ‘The followers can count on to see the improved better of me as I carry Juggernaut Joe’s journey to an abrupt finish.’
Joyce continues to be undefeated since turning professional with 13 Kos in his 14 fights, together with one over Daniel Dubois who has recovered from that solitary defeat by knocking out Trevor Bryan in America this June to assert the WBA ‘common’ world title.
Dubois will hope to problem the Joshua-Usyk winner for the WBA ‘tremendous’ championship.