After months of back and forth posts on social media, and tense negotiations, Joe Joyce and Joseph Parker will finally meet in what has the potential to be a thrilling heavyweight matchup.
Joyce has looked unstoppable since turning professional in 2017, but this clash with Parker will be his toughest fight to date.
Parker, who was once a world champion, has gone through a period of transition in his last two fights, both against Derek Chisora, after swapping longtime trainer Kevin Barry for Andy Lee who is looking to bring a more hard-hitting style to the New Zealander's arsenal.
This will be crucial in tonight's fight with Joyce who is not afraid to go toe-to-toe in the centre of the ring and trade with his opponents.
Here's everything you need to know about Joyce vs. Parker.
When is Joyce vs. Parker? date, start time tonight
- Date: Saturday, September 24
- Main card: 7 p.m. BST / 2 p.m. ET
- Main event ringwalks (approx): 10 p.m. BST / 5 p.m. ET
The main card will get underway at 7 p.m. BST / 2 p.m. ET with the main event ringwalks scheduled for 10 p.m. BST / 5 p.m. ET. These timings could change due to the length of the undercard fights.
What channel/stream is Joyce vs. Parker on tonight?
- U.S.: ESPN+
- UK: BT Sport Box Office
BT Sport Box Office will broadcast the fight in the UK for £19.95, while U.S. fans can watch the fight on ESPN+.
Where is the Joyce vs. Parker fight tonight?
The fight will take place at the AO Arena in Manchester.
Joe Joyce record and bio
- Nationality: British
- Date of Birth: September 19, 1985
- Height: 6' 6"
- Reach: 80"
- Total Fights: 14
- Record: 14-0 (13 KOs)
Joseph Parker Record and Bio
- Nationality: New Zealand
- Date of Birth: January 9, 1992
- Height: 6' 4"
- Reach: 76"
- Total Fights: 32
- Record: 30-2 (21 KOs)
Joyce vs. Parker fight card
- Joe Joyce vs. Joseph Parker; Heavyweight
- Michael Magnesi vs. Anthony Cacace; Super featherweight
- Ekow Essuman vs. Samuel Antwi; Welterweight
- Amanda Serrano vs. Sarah Mahfoud for the IBF, WBC and WBO women's world featherweight titles
- Nathan Heaney vs. Jack Flatley; Middleweight
- Raven Chapman vs. Jorgelina Guanini; Featherweight
- Mark Heffron vs. Martin Ezequiel Bulacio; Super middleweight
- James Heneghan vs. Rod Douglas Jr.; Middleweight
- Callum Thompson vs. Delmar Thomas; Lightweight
- Amaar Akbar vs. Karlo Wallace; Super lightweight
- Tommy Fletcher vs. Toni Visic; Cruiserweight