New Zealand’s Joseph Parker and England’s Joe Joyce will go head to head in an heavyweight entire world title eliminator in Manchester, England, on September 24.
Previous planet champion Parker faces Olympic silver medallist Joyce to make a decision who will grow to be required planet title challenger to Anthony Joshua or Oleksandr Usyk, who struggle in Saudi Arabia later this thirty day period.
Aucklander Parker held the WBO heavyweight title from 2016 to 2018 ahead of losing it on a factors final decision to Joshua in Cardiff.
That was one of only two defeats for Parker – the other becoming to Dillian Whyte a handful of months afterwards – in 32 bouts. Joyce is unbeaten in 14 qualified bouts.
“The admirers in Manchester will see the incredibly ideal of me,” said the 30-calendar year-previous Parker.
“I am working hard with my coach Andy Lee, every little thing is going easily and I really really feel great.
“I have waited patiently to get this struggle on, and enable me tell you now, the juggernaut’s journey finishes proper here. He has nowhere to operate.”
“This combat has been a lengthy time in the earning,” claimed Joyce, following the announcement by promoter Frank Warren and his Queensbury Promotions.
“Parker realised he had nowhere else to go and sooner or later experienced to choose this struggle.
“The winner goes on to combat for the environment title. It is really likely to be a cracking struggle, and you will see why he tried so really hard to stay away from me.”
Warren extra: “This is a excellent combat that actually retains the heavyweight ball rolling.
“It has proved to be a tiny when in the making, but this is a match amongst two in-type and good quality heavyweights preventing to be first in the queue for a planet title shot.
“It is a person the admirers want to see, so I am delighted to be getting this blockbuster battle to Manchester, the greatest indoor arena in the place, which we want to see packed to the rafters.
“This is the best examination of large Joe’s globe championship credentials, and victory over Parker would propel him into the leading echelons of the division and suitable in the mix with the likes of Tyson Fury and Oleksandr Usyk.”