Heavyweight Dual – Joe Joyce vs. Joseph Parker


Last updated on 22 September 2022 at 22:47 (UK time)

Frank Warren and Queensberry’s campaigns are mouth-watering show at Manchester’s AO arena with a heavyweight match between Britain’s Joe Joyce and New Zealand’s Joseph Parker. the main event.

Two top ten heavyweights with all the governing bodies mean this is a world class heavyweight matchup and the best we can get outside of what we’ve seen Tyson Fury vs Deontay Wilder and Anthony Joshua vs Oleksandr Usyk in recent years. . This is a true 50-50 match.

Parker is a former WBO world champion and no stranger to British shores, having boxed twice against Hughie Fury, Anthony Joshua, Dillian Whyte and Derek Chisora. Now Olympic silver medalist Joe Joyce.

The adopted Morecambe Bay man is trained by Andy Lee and has been regularly posting training sessions and trash talk clips for Saturday alongside Tyson Fury. Parker says his style and mentality have completely improved as he looks to use his vast experience over Joyce to get the win.

“Juggernaut” Joyce stopped Christian Hammer in just four rounds in July and will be looking to prove he is a top 5 heavyweight with a victory over the New Zealander that would be the best win on his CV before stopping Daniel Dubois in the 10th round. 2020 match due to an eye injury.

The undercard sees women’s boxing icon and current WBO, WBC and IBO featherweight champion Amanda Serrano in her first outing since moving up in weight to challenge Katie Taylor for the Irishwoman’s quadruple titles this April at Madison Square Garden in New York. undisputed lightweight status.

The 33-year-old Puerto Rican lost a ten-round split decision in what was a pivotal moment for the women’s sport. The blockbuster is definitely a fight of the year contender in December. If you haven’t watched it I recommend you do, it’s proof that women are just as entertaining as men.

She now returns to face undefeated Danish IBF champion Sarah Mahfoud. Ring magazine ranks him as the top active featherweight right now. His record consists of 11 wins with 3 stoppages and 8 decisions.

It won’t be an easy comeback for Serrano as both boxers look to unify their titles. Sarah Mahfoud brings her good technical ability with quick hands and has already gone 10 rounds three times and 8 rounds twice, it may not be a patch on Amanda’s record but she knows how to go the distance and wants to take the opportunity to shock the world.

Unbeaten Nathan Heaney 15-0 from Stoke-on-Trent and Jack Flatley 19-2-1 from Bolton in an intriguing 50-50 game. “Quiet Storm” faced Kerman Lejarraga last year. He has boxed twice since the VIP show at manager Steve Wood’s small venue and is now ready to take on a more difficult fight against a higher level opponent and aim to become the first man to beat Heaney in 16 fights.

Heaney is now 33 and is looking for a stadium fight at the bet365 Stadium next spring, he has yet to face as much opposition as his counterpart and this will be the biggest fight of his career so far.

Ekow Essuman 17-0 takes on Samuel Anwt 14-1 in the British and Commonwealth Lightweight Championships. Both boxers have beaten good domestic opposition, but champion Essuman feels his added experience will work to his advantage when it comes to defending his belts.

Belfast’s Anthony Cacace 19-1 finally returns to action after the bitter disappointment of April’s Fury vs Whyte card at Wembley, meaning he has not boxed since last August. He faces 21-0 Michael Magnes of Lazio, Italy. He is the IBO super featherweight champion and this will be the second time in his career that he has fought outside of Italy.

Queensberry Queen Raven Chapman meets 10-6-2 Jorgelina Guanini in 8 rounds. In just his second outing since signing with Frank Warren, he will be looking to do some much needed laps and impress.

Mark Heffron is on a high since beating Lennox Clarke in just five rounds in July to win the British super middleweight title and on Saturday he faces Martin Ezequiel Bulacio, a 10-6 South American who brought the champion home before the necessary wire-to-wire test. defending his Lonsdale belt.

James Heneghan goes 7-0 against Rod Douglas Jnr 3-4 over 6 rounds at middleweight.

Callum ‘The Tank’ Thompson 4-0 is 5-2 in four games against Delmar Thomas.

Amaar Akbar 3-0 opens the show against Karlo Wallace 0-2 in round four.

The event kicks off at 6pm from the BT Sport box office and can be purchased for £19.95