Two of the best heavyweights in the world were waiting for the official confirmation of their fight. While the big showdown between Anthony Joshua and Oleksandr Usyk is approaching, the other heavyweights are not planning to rest too much, but are arranging their next performances.
It is already known that on September 4th (the ninth month) we will watch the fight between Andy Ruiz and Luis Ortiz, and at the end of the ninth month, another top fight in the heavyweight division will take place. Joe Joyce (14-0, 13 KOs) will be looking for his 15th win in as many professional appearances, and the British heavyweight's opponent will be former world champion Joseph Parker (30-2-0, 21 KOs).
This match was announced a few months ago, but the details were not known.
Fight could take place in London
According to BoxingScene.com, the fight will take place in London, and the date of the fight is September 24 (the ninth month).
It is not yet known which London sports complex will host this big heavyweight match. Joseph Parker won the WBO world champion title at the end of 2016 and held it until the end of the third month of 2018. He successfully defended it twice, and then he was defeated by Anthony Joshua.
After that, Parker also lost to Dillian Whyte but managed to come back with victories. He is currently on a streak of six consecutive victories, and in his last two appearances, he celebrated against Derek Chisora. Joe Joyce on the other hand is building his career very well and only once did his match go to points.
It was in mid-2019 against Bryant Jennings, whom he defeated by a unanimous decision. He has knocked out Joyce fighters such as Daniel Dubois, Carlos Takam, and Christian Hammer and it is high time for him to make another step forward.
Joseph Parker certainly fits into that plan, and if Joyce wins, a title match could become a very likely option for Joyce's performance after Parker.