JOE JOYCE and Joseph Parker face off for their HUGE heavyweight clash in Manchester TONIGHT.
The pair were set to battle in the summer but contract talks broke down.
How the heavyweights compare for this weekend’s bout
Joe Joyce is unbeaten in his 14 pro fights
Parker has since signed with Boxxer and Sky Sports, while Joyce is still contracted to Frank Warren and Queensberry.
But after putting promotional differences cast aside, Joyce and Parker signed on the dotted line.
Parker hasn’t fought since a unanimous decision win over Derek Chisora last December, while Joyce stopped Christian Hammer last month.
With both men after world title shots, the stakes don’t get much higher in the heavyweight division.
When is Joyce vs Parker?
- Joe Joyce vs Joseph Parker takes place TONIGHT – Saturday, September 24.
- The clash will take place at the AO Arena in Manchester.
- Ring-walks for the main event can be expected to get underway from around 10.30pm UK time.
Joseph Parker beat Derek Chisora on points last December
What channel is it and can it be live streamed?
- Joyce vs Parker will be shown live on BT Sport Box Office in the UK.
- The price for the event is £19.95.
- You can live stream the clash from the BT Sport Box Office app, which is available for download onto your mobile and tablet device.
- And if you want to attend the fight itself at Manchester’s AO Arena, you can purchase tickets at Ticketmaster.
Can I listen to Joyce vs Parker on radio?
Yes you can. talkSPORT have the exclusive rights for the big fight.
talkSPORT’s team will be made up by Fight Night presenters Adam Catterall and Gareth A Davies, commentator Andy Clarke, sports broadcaster Ade Oladipo and former bantamweight boxer Spencer Oliver.
Coverage on the talkSPORT gets underway from 8pm.
Who is on Joyce vs Parker undercard?
Amanda Serrano aims to become the undisputed featherweight world champion when she takes on IBF champ Sarah Mahfoud in what could well steal the show.
Serrano is coming in off her defeat up at lightweight by Katie Taylor in Madison Square Garden in April.
- Joe Joyce v Joseph Parker – vacant WBO interim heavyweight title
- Amanda Serrano vs Sarah Mahfoud – for WBA, WBC, IBF, WBO and The Ring featherweight titles
- Michael Magnesi vs Anthony Cacace
- Ekow Essuman vs Samuel Antwi
- Nathan Heaney vs Jack Flatley
- Raven Chapman vs Jorgelina Guanini
- James Heneghan vs Rod Douglas Jnr
- Callum Thompson vs Delmar Thomas
- Amaar Akbar vs Karlo Wallace
- Mark Heffron vs TBC
- Tommy Fletcher vs TBC
What has been said?
Joyce said: “This fight has been a long time in the making.
“Parker realised he had nowhere else to go and eventually had to take this fight. No 1 vs No 2.
“The winner goes on to fight for the world title! It’s going to be a cracking fight and you will see why he tried so hard to avoid me!”
Parker added: “On Saturday, September 24th, the fans in Manchester will see the very best of me. And Joe Joyce will see exactly why I will become the heavyweight champion of the world again with BOXXER.
“I am working hard with my trainer Andy Lee, everything is going smoothly and I truly feel great.
“I have waited patiently to get this fight on and let me tell you now, the Juggernaut’s journey ends right here. He has nowhere to run.”
Frequently Asked Questions
What are the best ways to learn boxing defense from home?
Boxing has been around since the dawn of time. Boxing is one of the most difficult sports you can play. You can’t just punch someone and knock him out. You must know how to defend yourself from punches and kicks.
First, find a gym that offers boxing. Once you’ve found a good place to train, you’ll need to get some gloves and headgear. Gloves protect the hands while headgear protects the head. A T-shirt and shorts are required.
After you have all the equipment you need, it’s time to get warm. Begin slowly, then gradually increase your speed. Once you feel comfortable, go for it and spar with another boxer. If you fail, don’t be discouraged. Just try again until you nail it.
What are the benefits to learning how to box?
Here are some reasons to learn boxing:
- It builds confidence. You will be able to confront bullies and other bullies by learning to box.
- It improves your health. Boxing helps build muscle mass. Muscle mass will make you stronger.
- It helps you to learn self-defense skills. Learn how to fight to learn how you can protect yourself.
- It helps you develop your mental toughness. You need mental toughness to face difficult situations.
- It can give you a feeling of accomplishment. You’ll feel like a true boxer once you master a technique.
- It’s fun! It’s fun!
- It’s cheap. All you need to do is get a pair or boxing gloves.
- It doesn’t require much space
How can my punching form be improved?
Boxing is all about good punch form. For you to become a better boxer, your punch technique must be perfected. Here are some tips for improving your punching ability.
- Keep your head up. You should keep your head high when throwing punches.
- Punch from the shoulder. If you are going to throw a punch, aim for the shoulder and not your chin.
- Pay attention to your feet. Try not to move your feet when you’re punching.
- Give short, fast punches. Your body will be tired faster if you are throwing longer punches.
- Don’t forget about defense! Always be ready to stop any incoming punches.
- Use your elbows. Elbows are an effective way to defend yourself.
- Learn how to use your legs. Properly using your legs will help you avoid being knocked down.
- Always practice. Even if you feel exhausted after training, don’t give up. To be a good coach, you need to practice.
- Have fun Enjoy what your doing.
- Remember to breathe. Being able to breathe properly will make you more powerful and provide you with energy.
- Relax. Do not worry about making mistakes. Learn new things instead of worrying about making mistakes.
- Be patient. Boxing can be difficult. You will need to practice your boxing skills over time.
- Never stop improving. As long there is still room for improvement, there will continue to be improvement.
- Listen to music. You can relax and focus during training by listening to music.
- You can watch videos of professional boxers. The fights can inspire you and motivate you to work harder.
- Read books. Reading helps you to understand boxing techniques.
- Pause. Sometimes, it is helpful to take a break from boxing. Play soccer or basketball outside.
- Find a coach. A coach who is an expert in boxing can help you get better faster.
- Do push-ups. Push-ups help build strength and endurance.
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- It is just like normal sparring with a partner, but you want to throw punches at 75% of your normal speed. (wikihow.com)
How to learn how to box for fitness
How to learn how to box for Exercise
Boxing is a sport that improves self confidence and physical fitness. Boxing is one the most loved sports in the world. It requires strength and speed as well agility, coordination, balance, power, and accuracy.
Boxing is an excellent way to lose weight and feel great about yourself. You’ll love the activity and want to continue it.
There are many options for boxing training. You can choose to train in a gym or at home. Others require that you go to a health club. Online courses allow you to learn from anywhere in the globe.
You should ensure that the program you select meets your lifestyle and goals. The best programs focus on exercises that increase muscle mass, flexibility and cardiovascular endurance. They also promote overall well being.
It is important to consider whether you would prefer a beginner’s or an advanced course. Beginner’s programs typically teach fundamental techniques and drills like shadowboxing, sparring and mitt work. Advanced programs offer more variety and more complex movements.
The beginner’s program usually lasts around 8 weeks and costs less than $100. These programs do not provide guidance about nutrition, weight, injury prevention or any other aspect of boxing training.
Advanced programs generally last around six months and cost approximately $300. They may include nutritional advice, stretching, warm-up exercises and instruction on proper technique. In addition, some programs incorporate resistance training (such as lifting weights) and aerobic conditioning (such as running).