It’s fight week, and the heavyweights return to ESPN+ and the Wembley Arena in the United Kingdom. Interim WBO heavyweight champion Zhilei ‘Big Bang’ Zhang (25-1-1, 20 KOs) will once again face the former title holder Joe ‘The Juggernaut’ Joyce (15-1, 14 KOs) only five months removed from their first bout. The phrase “repeat or revenge” comes to mind again as their first fight ended with the referee stopping it as Joyce’s right eye was almost completely shut.
The rematch wasn’t at the top of the list for Zhang as he has publicly stated the desire to face one of the champions within the division. Zhang had to agree to a rematch clause to get the first Joyce fight. Shortly after his defeat, Joyce exercised the rematch clause, so now we will see them lace up the gloves to face each other for the second time. Anything can happen in the heavyweight division, so fight fans will be tuned in worldwide to see how this fight unfolds.
ZHILEI ZHANG VS. JOE JOYCE 2 BETTING ODDS
Per BetOnline.ag, Zhilei Zhang is the favorite at -135 (Under 9 ½ rounds -110), and Joe Joyce is the underdog at +105 (Over 9 ½ rounds -120).
ZHILEI ZHANG VS. JOE JOYCE 2 FIGHT DATE, START TIME
- Date: Saturday, September 23
- Time: 2:00 p.m. ET / 11:00 a.m. PT
- Main event ringwalks (approx): 5:30 p.m. ET / 2:30 p.m. PT
These timings could change due to the length of the undercard fights.
WHAT CHANNEL/STREAM IS ZHILEI ZHANG VS. JOE JOYCE 2?
- U.S.: ESPN+
- UK: TNT Sports
ZHILEI ZHANG VS. JOE JOYCE 2 FIGHT CARD
- Zhilei Zhang vs. Joe Joyce; For Zhang’s WBO interim heavyweight title
- Anthony Yarde vs. TBA; light heavyweight
- Sam Noakes vs. Carlos Perez; lightweight
- Pierce O’Leary vs. Kane Gardner; super lightweight
- Zach Parker vs. Khalid Graidia; super middleweight
- Ezra Taylor vs. Joel McIntyre; light heavyweight
- Royston Barney-Smith vs. TBA; super featherweight
- Moses Itauma vs. Amine Boucetta; heavyweight
- Tommy Fletcher vs. TBA; cruiserweight
- Aloys Youmbi vs. Erik Nazaryan; cruiserweight
- Sean Noakes vs. TBA; welterweight