Joyce vs Parker – Heavyweight Showdown Awaits Manchester On Saturday
Top 10 Heavyweights Joe Joyce (14-0, 13 KOs) and Joseph Parker (30-2, 21 KOs) meet in a much-anticipated, major heavyweight collision this Saturday, September 24 at the AO Arena in Manchester exclusively live on BT Sport Box Office.
Joyce vs Parker pits #1 and #2 with the WBO for the Interim World Heavyweight title and guarantees the winner an immediate shot at Oleksandr Usyk or an elevation to full champion should Usyk vacate the title.
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Joyce vs Parker Fight Card Co-Main
Puerto Rican Nine-time Seven division world champion, Amanda Serrano (42-2-1) unifies her WBC and WBO Featherweight titles with IBF champion, Denmark’s Sarah Mahfoud (11-0). NoSmokeBoxing First Reported The Fight.
Serrano is coming off a split decision defeat to Ireland’s Katie Taylor for the undisputed lightweight titles and turned down a big rematch with Taylor for the second half of 2022. She was supposed to make a mandatory defence on the Jake Paul card at Madison Square Garden before the show was pulled 6 days out due to weight issues with Rahman. Serrano has long wanted a unification fight and now gets it on a card nobody would’ve predicted she would fight on.
Mahfoud, unbeaten in eleven contests, is Ring Magazine’s #3 Featherweight. She won the interim world title in 2020 over Argentina’s Brenda Carabajal, the mandatory for Serrano. Mahfoud was elevated to full world champion soon after and made her sole defence in April of this year against the European champion, Germany’s Nina Meinke (12-2); where she won a closely fought unanimous decision. Mahfoud has never fought outside of her native Denmark and Serrano has never boxed outside the ‘Americas’ region.
Joyce vs Parker Undercard
Unbeaten British and Commonwealth Welterweight Champion, Nottingham-based Ekow Essuman (17-0) defends his titles against the English Champion and mandatory challenger Samuel Antwi (14-1).
Ekow Essuman dethroned former champion, Chris Jenkins, for the titles via an 8th-round KO after a brutal body attack on the Joyce Takam card 12 months ago. He made his first defence against Danny Ball where he once again proved his class breaking Ball’s jaw en route to a 6th-round KO. Essuman’s latest appearance was an underwhelming, lacklustre points win over Darren Tetley on the Fury Whyte card.
Samuel Antwi’s sole career defeat comes to Emmany Kalombo back in 2018. Since then he has won 7 consecutive fights including stoppage wins over Jez Smith and Darren Tetley as well as a points win over unbeaten midlands welterweight Conah Walker in an exciting affair. Antwi goes into the Essuman fight as a slight underdog but it is a very competitive fight and one Antwi can definitely win.
Fight Week Events: Joyce Parker Schedule: Media Workout, Press Conference, Weigh-In Information
Anthony Cacace (19-1, 7 KOs), 33, will challenge for the IBO world super featherweight title against the unbeaten Italian champion Michael Magnesi (21-0, 13). The 27-year-old from Lazio won the title by defeating Dennis Contreras in April and the British champion from Belfast is his first defence.
Stoke middleweight Nathan Heaney (15-0, 6) will make the second defence of his IBO International title against Bolton’s Jack Flatley (19-2, 4), a recent European title challenger at super welterweight.
Heaney, 33, who is striving towards a major title challenge at the home of his beloved Stoke City, won his IBO belt with a seventh-round stoppage of the experienced Sladan Janjanin in November 2021 and returned to action in April in Telford and survived a first-round scare to ultimately overcome the dangerous Diego Ramirez by a significant margin over 10 rounds.
Former English champion Flatley, known as ‘Quiet Storm’, will come into the fight off two straight victories following his EBU title defeat to Kerman Lejarraga in December of last year. Flatley has a draw on his record against the current British super welterweight champion Troy Williamson.
Joyce vs Parker Preliminary + NON-PPV Action
The Queen of Queensberry, Raven Chapman (3-0, 2), moves quickly into title business with a challenge for the vacant WBC International featherweight championship against Argentina’s Jorgelina Guanini (10-4-2, 1).
The 28-year-old Chapman, known as ‘The Omen’, made her Queensberry debut in May in explosive fashion when she stopped Gabriella Mezei in less than a minute.
She will be stepping up in levels against Guanini, a former IBF world champion at super flyweight, who recently defeated the then unbeaten Brit Stevi Levy in Barcelona. The 30-year-old has previously lost on points to British opposition in Rachel Ball and Ellie Scotney.
Mark Heffron (28-2-1, 22 KO), James Heneghan (7-0), Amaar Akbar (3-0), and Tommy Fletcher (1-0) will also all feature.
Joyce vs Parker Start Times + Main Event Ring Walks
The Joyce vs Parker non-televised action will get underway at 4:30 PM BST (11:30 am ET, 8:30 am PT) to fans in attendance (follow me on Twitter for live updates).
The next portion of the card will be the televised non-PPV portion which begins ninety minutes later at 6:00 PM BST (1:00 pm ET, 10:00 am PT) live on BT Sport 1 and features two bouts.
From 7 pm you can catch the action on BT Sport Box Office for a price point of £19.95.
Joyce Parker main event ring walks are expected to occur at approximately 10:30 pm BST (5:30 pm ET, 2:30 PT).
Joyce vs Parker Running Order
UNTELEVISED PRELIMINARY ACTION
Callum Thompson vs Delmar Thomas
James Heneghan vs Rod Douglas Jnr
Amaar Akbar vs Karlo Wallace
LIVE ON BT SPORT 1
Raven Chapman vs Jorgelina Guanini
Mark Heffron vs TBC
LIVE ON BT SPORT BOX OFFICE
Ekow Essuman vs Samuel Antwi
Michael Magnesi vs Anthony Cacace
Nathan Heaney vs Jack Flatley
Amanda Serrano vs Sarah Mahfoud – WBC, IBF, WBO and The Ring featherweight titles
Joe Joyce vs Joseph Parker – WBO interim heavyweight title
Multiple Queensberry Promotions’ Press Releases Were Used In This Article