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Joe Joyce tasted defeat for the first time as a professional in April, when he suffered a TKO loss to , the Briton gets his shot at redemption this weekend.

, 40, surprised the London crowd by outboxing Joyce injuring the 37-year-old’s eye to the point that the referee stepped in during Round 6.

In doing so, the Chinese heavyweight took the WBO interim title from Joyce, who will look to regain the belt on Saturday and potentially set up a clash with Oleksandr Usyk.

Will it be a repeat or revenge for the “Juggernaut” as he takes on “Big Bang” again?

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When is the fight?

Joyce vs 2 is set to take place on Saturday 23 September, at Wembley Arena in London.

The main card is expected to begin at 7.30pm BST (11.30am PT, 1.30pm CT, 2.30pm ET), with ring for the main event due at around 10.30pm BST (2.30pm PT, 4.30pm CT, 5.30pm ET).

How can I watch it?

In the UK, the event will air live on TNT Sports (formerly BT Sport). In the US, ESPN+ will stream the action live.

If you’re travelling abroad and want to watch the event, you might need a VPN to unblock your streaming app. Our VPN round-up is here to help and includes deals on VPNs in the market. Viewers using a VPN need to make sure that they comply with any local regulations where they are and also with the terms of their service provider.


Joyce’s right eye was left battered by in their first fight

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Joyce – 21/20

– 17/20

Draw – 18/1

Full odds via Betway.

Full card (subject to change)

Zhang (C) vs Joe Joyce 2 (WBO interim heavyweight title)

Pierce O’Leary (C) vs Kane Gardner (WBC international super-lightweight)

Anthony Yarde vs TBA (light-heavyweight)

Sam Noakes vs Carlos Perez (lightweight)

Zach Parker vs Khalid Graidia (super-middleweight)

Ezra Taylor vs Joel McIntyre (light-heavyweight)

Royston Barney-Smith vs TBA (super-featherweight)

Moses Itauma vs Amine Boucetta (heavyweight)

Tommy Fletcher vs Alberto Tapia (heavyweight)

Aloys Youmbi vs Erik Nazaryan (cruiserweight)

Sean Noakes vs Lukasz Barabasz (welterweight)

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