Joe Joyce and Joseph Parker are finally set to face off in their much-anticipated heavyweight clash this weekend.
Joyce and Parker are the WBO number one and two, and after a long round of negotiations, the pair have set up a night.
‘Juggernaut’ Joyce has yet to taste defeat in his professional career and has dispatched Christian Hammer, Carlos Takam and Daniel Dubois along the way.
But his opponent has fought twice as many times and has a 70 percent KO rate, while he has never been knocked out.
This clash has the potential to spark some fireworks in the ring and talkSPORT will bring you exclusive commentary of all the action.
Joyce v Parker: Date and start time
This heavyweight clash is taking place on Saturday, September 24.
It will be held at the AO Arena in Manchester after the initial fight in London was postponed.
Ring-walks for the main event will get underway at 10:30pm.
Joyce v Parker: talkSPORT coverage
talkSPORT will broadcast the fight exclusively live and free to air.
Our coverage will get underway from 8pm.
Our team will be made up by Fight Night presenters Adam Catterall and Gareth A Davies, commentator Andy Clarke, sports broadcaster Ade Oladipo and former bantamweight boxer Spencer Oliver.
To tune in to talkSPORT or talkSPORT 2 through the website, click HERE for the live stream. You can also listen via the talkSPORT app, on DAB digital radio, through your smart speaker and on 1089 or 1053 AM.
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Joyce v Parker: TV channel and live stream
This fight will be shown on BT Sport Box Office in the UK.
We are still awaiting an official price, but it is likely to cost £19.95.
The clash will also be available to live stream on the BT Sport Box Office app.
Joyce v Parker: Undercard
Subject to change
- MAIN EVENT: Joe Joyce v Joseph Parker – vacant WBO interim heavyweight title
- Amanda Serrano vs Sarah Mahfoud – for WBO, WBC, IBF, WBO and The Ring lightweight titles
- Michael Magnesi vs Anthony Cacace
- Ekow Essuman vs Samuel Antwi
- Nathan Heaney vs Jack Flatley
- Raven Chapman vs Jorgelina Guanini
- Mark Heffron vs Martin Ezequiel Bulacio
- James Heneghan vs Rod Douglas Jnr
- Callum Thompson vs Delmar Thomas
- Amaar Akbar vs Karlo Wallace
- Tommy Fletcher vs Toni Visic
Joyce v Parker: What has been said?
Joseph Parker to talkSPORT: “I enjoy working with Andy Lee.
“I had eight years of Kevin and we achieved a lot but moving here and working with Andy I feel revived as a fighter.
“The passion that I did lose for boxing, I got it right back and I love it. I love camp life. I do miss my family, but I love camp life.
“I love [training]. That’s all we do! All the fighters out there know it’s train, eat sleep, repeat. It’s getting you in great shape for the fight and I’m loving every moment of it.”
Frank Warren said: “This is a fantastic fight that really keeps the heavyweight ball rolling. It has proved to be a little while in the making, but this is a match between two in-form and quality heavyweights fighting to be first in the queue for a world title shot.
“It is one the fans want to see so I am delighted to be taking this blockbuster fight to Manchester, the biggest indoor arena in the country, which we want to see packed to the rafters.
“Joseph Parker is obviously a well-known and highly respected fight figure over here in the UK, both for his exploits in the ring and him working alongside Tyson Fury up in Morecambe. He also looks a greatly improved heavyweight since teaming up with Andy Lee and his defeat of Dereck Chisora last time out was a comprehensive one.
“This is the perfect test of big Joe’s world championship credentials and victory over Parker would propel him into the top echelons of the division and right in the mix with the likes of Tyson Fury and Oleksandr Usyk.”