JOE JOYCE is back in action this weekend taking on Carlos Takam, a boxer very familiar on these shores.
It was Cameroon-born Frenchman Takam, 40 who took Anthony Joshua 10 rounds in Cardiff in 2017, and who was defeated by Derek Chisora in eight a year later.
While unbeaten Joyce, 35, has not fought since his stunning stoppage of Daniel Dubois last December.
When is Joe Joyce vs Carlos Takam?
- Joe Joyce vs Carlos Takam takes place on Saturday, July 24.
- The iconic Wembley Arena plays host to the heavyweight contest.
- Expect the main event of Joyce vs Takam at around 10pm BST.
What TV channel and live stream is Joe Joyce vs Carlos Takam on?
- Joyce vs Takam will be broadcast live on BT Sport 1.
- BT’s coverage starts at 7.15pm.
How can I watch Joyce vs Takam for FREE?
- EE customers can get BT Sport INCLUDED to their plan at no extra cost if they are on a plan with Smart Benefits – simply log in to EE and choose BT Sport app.
- And then get it on the big screen by texting SPORT to 150 to get a FREE three-month trial of large screen so you can cast all the action on your TV.
- At the end of the three months you will automatically roll onto the £15 per month subscription unless cancelled.
What is Joyce vs Takam undercard?
- Joe Joyce v Carlos Takam – for WBC Silver and WBO International heavyweight titles
- Chris Jenkins v Ekow Essuman – Commonwealth and BBBofC British welterweight title
- Hamzah Sheeraz v Ezequiel Gurria – WBO European super-welterweight title
- Chris Bourke v James Beech Jr – WBC international super-bantamweight title
- David Adeleye v Mladen Manev
- Micky Burke v Paul Cummings
- Michal Soczynski v Matt Sen
- Sam Noakes v Michael Isaac Carrero
- Charles Frankham v Dean Jones
- George Fox v Reece Barlow
What have they said?
Joe Joyce: “I’ve got a big test in Takam so I won’t look too far ahead because this is a tough fight.
“I need to beat Takam up to make a statement so I can go on to win a world title.
“Takam gives it his all and he’s a hard fight. It might take a few rounds, it might take all the rounds, but I will get the job done then cruise on to a world title.”