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.

Fight Stats

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: What has been said?

Joseph Parker: “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.

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