Get ready for an epic heavyweight boxing showdown as Joe Joyce faces off against Zhilei Zhang on Saturday, April 15, 2023, at the Copper Box Arena in London. The fight is expected to be a thrilling 12-round contest with no weight limit, and Joyce will be defending his WBO Interim World Heavyweight title against Zhang.
Joyce had been mooted as a potential opponent for world champions Tyson Fury and Oleksandr Usyk and he is expecting a “great, great fight” against China’s Zhang.
“It will be explosive and I don't think it is going the distance,” Joyce told Queensberry Promotions. “I know what to do with southpaws, so it should be good."
Will Joyce’s predictions prove true? There’s only one way to find out. Here’s what you need to know about Joe Joyce vs Zhilei Zhang.
When is Joe Joyce vs. Zhilei Zhang?
Date: Saturday, April 15
Start time: 2 p.m. ET | 7 p.m. GMT | 6 a.m. AEDT
Main event: 5 p.m. ET | 10 p.m. GMT | 9 a.m. AEDT (approx.)
Joyce vs. Zhang takes place on April 15. The main card is set to begin around 2 p.m. ET | 7 p.m. GMT | 6 a.m. AEDT. Joyce is set to make his way to the ring around 5 p.m. ET | 10 p.m. GMT | 9 a.m. AEDT, depending on how long the undercard fights last.
Joe Joyce vs. Zhilei Zhang: What has been said?
“He bangs so I will have to watch out for it," Joyce said. "As Hrgovic and I have a similar style, they had a great fight, so when we fight it should be entertaining.
“I am always up for the challenge and when the opportunity rings the bell," Zhang said.
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