JOE JOYCE and Joseph Parker will finally do battle in their huge heavyweight clash in Manchester.
The pair were on course to battle in the summer but contract talks broke down.
With both men after world title shots, the stakes don’t get much higher in the heavyweight division.
When is Joyce vs Parker?
- Joyce is set to clash with Parker on Saturday, September 24.
- The clash will take place at the AO Arena in Manchester.
- Ring-walks for the main event can be expected to get underway from around 10.30pm UK time.
What channel is it and can it be live streamed?
- Joyce vs Parker will be shown live on BT Sport Box Office in the UK.
- A price for the event has yet to be determined but it’s expected the fight will cost fans £19.95.
- You can live stream the clash from the BT Sport Box Office app, which is available for download onto your mobile and tablet device.
- And if you want to attend the fight itself at Manchester’s AO Arena, you can purchase tickets at Ticketmaster.
Can I listen to Joyce vs Parker on radio?
Yes you can. talkSPORT have the exclusive rights for the big fight.
talkSPORT’s team will be made up by Fight Night presenters Adam Catterall and Gareth A Davies, commentator Andy Clarke, sports broadcaster Ade Oladipo and former bantamweight boxer Spencer Oliver.
Coverage on the talkSPORT gets underway from 8pm.
Who is on Joyce vs Parker undercard?
Amanda Serrano aims to become the undisputed lightweight world champion when she takes on IBF champ Sarah Mahfoud in what could well steal the show.
Serrano is coming in off her lightweight defeat by Katie Taylor in Madison Square Garden in April.
- Joe Joyce v Joseph Parker – vacant WBO interim heavyweight title
- Amanda Serrano vs Sarah Mahfoud – for WBA, WBC, IBF, WBO and The Ring lightweight titles
- Michael Magnesi vs Anthony Cacace
- Ekow Essuman vs Samuel Antwi
- Nathan Heaney vs Jack Flatley
- Raven Chapman vs Jorgelina Guanini
- James Heneghan vs Rod Douglas Jnr
- Callum Thompson vs Delmar Thomas
- Amaar Akbar vs Karlo Wallace
- Mark Heffron vs TBC
- Tommy Fletcher vs TBC
What has been said?
Joyce said: “This fight has been a long time in the making.
“Parker realised he had nowhere else to go and eventually had to take this fight. No 1 vs No 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!”
Parker added: “On Saturday, September 24th, the fans in Manchester will see the very best of me. And Joe Joyce will see exactly why I will become the heavyweight champion of the world again with BOXXER.
“I am working hard with my trainer Andy Lee, everything is going smoothly and I truly feel great.
“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.”