Joe Joyce will look to get his heavyweight title ambitions back on track this weekend when he makes his long-awaited ring return at the OVO Arena, Wembley against Christian Hammer.
The Juggernaut isn’t the only one in action on a bumper night in the capital, with the highly anticipated super bantamweight showdown between European champion Jason Cunningham and two-weight world champion Zolani Tete, and Callum Johnson’s clash with Igor Mikhalkin for the WBC Silver light heavyweight title also featuring.
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Here’s everything you need to know ahead of a top night of boxing,
Where: OVO Arena, Wembley, England
When: Saturday 2nd July, 2022
How To Watch: BT Sport. The coverage is expected to begin at 7pm UK time.
Tale Of The Tape:
Place Of Birth: London, England
Record: 13-0 (12)
Last Fight: Joyce stopped heavyweight gatekeeper Carlos Takam in six rounds at Wembley last July.
Place Of Birth: Golati, Romania
Alias: The Hammer
Record: 27-9 (17)
Last Fight: The Hammer was last seen in May, living up to his nickname by blitzing Bosnian journeyman Drazan Janjanin in a single round.
What They Say:
Joyce: “I've known about Christian Hammer for a while now. He has fought everybody, it is going to be a good fight, he comes forward and it will be exciting. It is one to get me ready for the next fights coming up.
"I've been out of the ring for a whole year now so it will be good to dust off the gloves and shake off the cobwebs. It is going to be a big year, this year and next, with some great fights and I just need to be in the right place.
"I have taken myself out to the right place with this training camp here to bring out the best in me."
Full Fight Card:
Joe Joyce vs Christian Hammer, heavyweight
Jason Cunningham vs Zolani Tete, super bantamweight
Callum Johnson vs Igor Mikhalkin, light heavyweight
Nathan Heaney vs Nizar Trimech, middleweight
Mark Chamberlain vs Marc Vidal, lightweight
Micky Burke vs Serge Ambomo, super welterweight
Henry Turner vs Jakub Laskowski, super lightweight
Tommy Fletcher vs Darry Sharp, cruiserweight
Arnold Obodai vs TBA, cruiserweight
*18+ | BeGambleAware