Another big heavyweight fight has been confirmed for the July 13 card at The O2 Arena.
Frank Warren announced that Joe Joyce will take on former world heavyweight title challenger Bryant Jennings on the card, confirming prior speculation that both sides were going to fight this summer.
BREAKING: JOYCE TO FACE FORMER WORLD TITLE CHALLENGER JENNINGS ON JULY 13 AT @TheO2— Frank Warren (@frankwarren_tv) May 29, 2019
9-0 Olympic Silver medalist @JoeJoyceBoxing will take on his toughest test in @BYJennings live on @btsport -- -- #HeavyDuty #JoyceJennings
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Joyce has fought just nine times as a pro, but has already faced a number of notable heavyweights and captured several titles along the way. Joyce has stopped the likes of Iago Kiladze, Alexander Ustinov and former world champion Bermane Stiverne back in February to capture the WBA Gold title. The 33-year-old Joyce won a silver medal in the 2016 Olympics as an amateur and as a pro, has also won the Commonwealth and WBA Continental titles.
This would be Jennings' first fight since being stopped by Oscar Rivas back in January in the main event of a Top Rank on ESPN+ card from Verona, New York. Jennings once challenged for the unified WBA, WBO and IBF heavyweight titles back in 2015, but was unsuccessful. Since then, Jennings won five of his last seven fights.
The card will be headlined by a British heavyweight title bout between unbeaten prospects Nathan Gorman and Daniel Dorman with the event being streamed on ESPN+ in the United States and will be televised on BT Sport in the United Kingdom.