Unbeaten heavyweight Joe Joyce (14-0, 13 KOs) will take on former world champion Joseph Parker (30-2, 21 KOs) on September 24 at the AO Arena in Manchester, England. This heavyweight collision between #1 and #2 in the WBO rankings, as well as being rated at #2 and #3 by the WBC, will represent a shootout to determine who will be made mandatory challenger for the winner of the forthcoming rematch between Oleksandr Usyk and Anthony Joshua.
Joe Joyce: “This fight has been a long time in the making. Parker realized he had nowhere else to go and eventually had to take this fight. #1 Vs #2. The winner goes on to fight for the world title. It’s going to be a cracking fight and you will see why he tried so hard to avoid me!”
Joseph Parker: “On Saturday, September 24th, the fans in Manchester will see the very best of me. Joe Joyce will see exactly why I will become the heavyweight champion of the world again with BOXXER…I have waited patiently to get this fight on and let me tell you now, the Juggernaut’s journey ends right here. He has nowhere to run.”
The bout will air exclusively live on BT Sport Box Office in the UK. The US outlet is TBA. The event is promoted by Frank Warren for Queensberry Promotions in association with BOXXER.