ESPN+ picks up Joyce-Chisora clash

Former WBO interim heavyweight champion Joe Joyce takes on former two-time world title challenger Derek “War” Chisora in an all-British showdown on Saturday, July 27, in the 12-round main event at The O2 in London. The action will stream live and exclusively in the U.S. on ESPN+ in the afternoon hours.

Joyce (16-2, 15 KOs) suffered his first pro setbacks in 2023 in consecutive stoppage losses against Zhilei Zhang. He rebounded in March with a 10th-round knockout over Kash Ali. Chisora (34-13, 23 KOs) returns following a 10th-round stoppage over former world title challenger Gerald Washington last August.

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  • This is a good fight in terms of excitement but nothing is really on the line here

    • I disagree Brian. For Joyce, a KO puts him right back in line as a serious contender. If Dubois beats AJ, then a rematch with Joyce could be in the very near future. I know it’s a big ‘it’s, but it’s a possibility for sure.

      For Chisora, a win means another nice payday and maybe he gets the winner of AJ vs Dubois.

      Notice, that I seriously doubt a unification between Usyk/Fury winner and AJ/Dubois winner at least not until much later in 2025. The bottomline is both these guys could be right in the mix considering the lack of depth in the Division. And, this definitely could be a fun matchup.

  • At this stage on his boxing career, Chisora can bring a war with blank bullets only.

  • Chisora has been in too many wars I wish he would retire. Chisora was the top gatekeeper of the division and with such weak level of journeyman – Who will take his place? Chisora gave Usyk a very tough fight – maybe his finest achievement.

  • Fights like this should definitely be on ESPN. There are WAY too many PPV fights.

  • Agree with others ..that Chisora is towards the latter end of his career….but Chisora has heart …will certainly test you and Chisora is the best Heavyweight body puncher today…still very dangerous…Joyce is competitive. Just slow..need better timing..good fight to bet on..Joyce stands straight up..Chisora will throw rons of body shots.. vicious shots..Joyce better be in shape..and don’t follow Chisora in that damn corner!!!!! Chisora can fight off the ropes..good fight for Espn..would rather see this is PPV rather than Jacobs vs Mosley

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