Everything You Need To Know Ahead Of A Bumper Night Of Boxing At Wembley

Here's everything you need to know ahead of a night of top-quality boxing at Wembley, including the return of Joe Joyce
06:55, 27 Jun 2022

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.


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

Age: 36

Alias: Juggernaut

Record: 13-0 (12)

Height: 6’6’’

Reach: 80’’

Stance: Orthodox

Last Fight: Joyce stopped heavyweight gatekeeper Carlos Takam in six rounds at Wembley last July. 


Place Of Birth: Golati, Romania 

Age: 34

Alias: The Hammer

Record: 27-9 (17)

Height: 6’2½’’ 

Reach: 78’’

Stance: Orthodox

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 

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