BoxingNews

Joseph Parker and Joe Joyce to meet this summer in battle to become Usyk's mandatory challenger

Joseph Parker and Joe Joyce will meet this summer in a potential battle to become Oleksandr Usyk’s mandatory challenger… with promoter Frank Warren aiming to pit the WBO’s No 1 and 2 contenders against each other in July

  • Joseph Parker and Joe Joyce are set to meet this summer, it has been confirmed
  • The two heavyweights are both on the cusp of world-title opportunities
  • Parker previously held the WBO title and is on a run of six straight victories
  • Joyce is the WBO’s No 1 contender after winning his first 13 professional bouts
  • The winner of their clash could meet unified champion Oleksandr Usyk next 

Joseph Parker and Joe Joyce are set to collide in a fascinating heavyweight showdown this summer, it has been confirmed.

Both men are on the cusp of potential world-title opportunities; with Joyce currently ranked as the WBO’s No 1 contender and Parker at No 2.

The winner of their bout in the summer could receive a mandatory shot at WBO champion Oleksandr Usyk, who also holds the WBA ‘Super’ and IBF straps, at some point over the next year.

Joseph Parker and Joe Joyce are set to collide in a fascinating heavyweight clash this summer

Before Tyson Fury and Dillian Whyte’s battle at Wembley for the WBC championship, promoter Frank Warren announced Parker and Joyce’s clash, which he expects to happen in July.

‘These two giants are going to fight each other to see who’s the best giant,’ Warren said on BT Sport. 

‘This could be a great fight between the two of them; we’re looking to put it on at some point in July.’ 

Parker, who previously held the WBO title for two years, came unstuck when he met unified champion Anthony Joshua in 2018 and then suffered defeat against Whyte later that year.

The winner of Parker and Joyce's battle could meet unified champion Oleksandr Usyk next

The winner of Parker and Joyce’s battle could meet unified champion Oleksandr Usyk next

Parker, the ex-WBO champion, has rebuilt after back-to-back losses to record six straight wins

Parker, the ex-WBO champion, has rebuilt after back-to-back losses to record six straight wins

The New Zealand fighter has since rebuilt with six straight victories, nevertheless, including a pair of wins over Dereck Chisora.

‘It’s been brewing for a while now — we’re nearly done to agreeing the fight,’ Parker said about his upcoming bout against Joyce. 

‘We’re so close — we just need Frank to sign the contract and then we’re on. I’d love to fight Joe Joyce.’ 

Joyce, meanwhile, is undefeated in his 13-fight career and recently claimed impressive wins over Carlos Takam and Daniel Dubois.

The 36-year-old added on his meeting with Parker: ‘It’s going to be made now, it’s almost there. I’m really excited to get the party started and to get in there.’ 

Joyce, meanwhile, has won all 13 of his professional bouts and is the WBO's No 1 contender

Joyce, meanwhile, has won all 13 of his professional bouts and is the WBO’s No 1 contender

Advertisement

Related Articles

Back to top button
Stream TV Pro News - Stream TV Pro World - Stream TV Pro Sports - Stream TV Pro Entertainment - Stream TV Pro Games - Stream TV Pro Real Free Instagram Followers PayPal Gift Card Generator Free Paypal Gift Cards Generator Free Discord Nitro Codes Free Fire Diamond Free Fire Diamonds Generator Clash of Clans Generator Roblox free Robux Free Robux PUBG Mobile Generator Free Robux 8 Ball Pool Brawl Stars Generator Apple Gift Card Best Android Apps, Games, Accessories, and Tips Free V Bucks Generator 2022