Joe Joyce vs Zhilei Zhang: start time, undercard, TV channel, streaming info and fight prediction
Joe Joyce will put his undefeated record on the line as he takes on Zhilei Zhang in this heavyweight bout with the WBO interim world heavyweight title on the line in London.
WHO IS ON THE UNDERCARD?
There are a few intriguing fights on the undercard but it is a relatively low-key set of bouts on the whole:
Denzel Bentley vs Kieran Smith
Sam Noakes vs Karthik Sathish Kumar
Mikaela Mayer vs Christina Linardatou
Sonny Ali vs Richard Helm
Moses Itauma vs Kostiantyn Dovbyshchenko
Seth Gyimah vs Darryl Sharp
Joel Kodua vs Seamus Devlin
Eithan James vs TBA
WHERE IS THE FIGHT TAKING PLACE?
The flight will take place at the Copper Box Arena in London, UK.
WHEN IS THE FIGHT?
Joyce vs Zhang takes place on Saturday, April 15.
WHEN IS THE RING WALK?
The ring walks for the main event are expected to take place at around 10pm BST (5pm ET) with the undercard due to start at 5pm BST (12pm ET).
WHAT TV CHANNEL IS SHOWING JOE JOYCE VS ZHILEI ZHANG?
The fight will be shown live in the UK to subscribers of BT Sport but will not be shown live on TV in the US.
WHAT ABOUT LIVE STREAMING?
BT Sports subscribers can stream the fight live via the BT Sport app while boxing fans in the US can stream the event on ESPN+.
WHAT ARE THEIR FIGHT RECORDS?
Joe Joyce has won all 15 fights of his career to date with 14 of those ending by way of KO. Zhilei Zhang comes into this having taken part in 26 fights, 24 of which he has won while he also lost one and played his part in a draw. 19 of his ways were by KO.
Joe Joyce impressively KO’d Joseph Parker in his last fight to land the WBO interim world heavyweight title and he will put that on the line here as he takes on Zhilei Zhang. Joyce has aspirations of taking over the division in the not too distant future but will need to win bouts like this if he is to do so. Zhang comes into this on the back of a first defeat of his career as he was beaten by Filip Hrgovic and while there was no shame in that, Joyce looks the better fighter of the two and can land enough blows to stop the fight early.
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