By Mark Eisner: Joyce Joyce is in action tonight in a crucial fight against Zhilei Zhang in London. The primary card starts at 3:00 p.m. ET on ESPN+. BT Sport will begin revealing the card in the UK at 2:00 p.m. ET. The occasion will be staged at the Copper Box Arena in London, England.
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When is Joe Joyce vs. Zhilei Zhang tonight?
Joyce-Usyk occasion will be revealed today, April 15th, at 3:00 p.m. ET on ESPN+.
“It has the dish to ignite. It’s a fantastic fight, both silver medalists,” stated Joyce to iD Boxing about his fight tonight. “Zhang had a fantastic fight against Filip Hrgovic and lost out. It might have been at least a draw, however I’ve offered him a fantastic chance to fight for the interim WBO belt, which is really dangerous for me due to the fact that I’m within touching range for that world title.
“I might have had a simple fight and waited up until I was updated or battled Usyk for the title due to the fact that he’s the present victor. Here I am, having a dangerous fight, however it’s a fantastic fight to have a stylistically dangerous too.
“He’s got the experience, he’s got the power, and he’s got the chin too,” Joyce stated of the two-time Olympian Zhang. “It’s a hard fight and one that I require to win to continue my journey.
“It’s going to be challenging due to the fact that Zhang has actually got power, and I’m going to need to beware and follow the strategy. I’m going to take a look at the strategy with [trainer Ismael] Salas and [strength coach] Larry [Wade] and discuss what I require to do in the fight.
“The work is currently done. I’ve had a long camp and remain in excellent shape. I’m in the best shape of my life, and I’m coming for the action. That’s the strategy,” stated Joyce when asked if he was going to stop Zhang.
How to view Joe Joyce vs. Zhilei Zhang?
Boxing fans capture view the Joyce vs. Zhang fight on ESPN+ in the U.S. The occasion starts at 3:00 p.m. ET. The fight will be happening at the Copper Box Arena in London, England.
“Fury stated he’d fight me. I believed he was combating Usyk, which would make more sense, now Dubois is combating Usyk. I don’t actually understand, however this is how boxing works. I can just beat who remains in front of me or who I consent to fight or choose to fight.
“I intend to provide a phenomenon and home entertainment for the fans. Maybe due to the fact that he stated, I’m the second-best heavyweight. Let’s get the #1 against the #2,” stated Joyce when asked if Fury is preventing him due to the fact that he understands how difficult of a fight it would be for him. I require to beat Zhang initially, so let’s do that.
“After the last fight, he didn’t discuss my name there, however perhaps that might be a fight at some phase,” stated Joyce about combating Joshua. “Joshua, Fury, Ruiz, and Usyk, they all might fight each other, however it’s so difficult to make these type of battles. It’s a huge threat, however I’m willing to take that threat against Zhang.
“It wasn’t the best fight,” stated Joyce about his ideas on Joshua’s last efficiency against Jermaine Franklin. “I was wanting to see him altered and be a bit more aggressive. I remember him striking him with a great shot, however he didn’t follow it up with anything.
“Yeah, however that’s something he’s going to need to figure out himself due to the fact that it’s a difficult fall from grace due to the fact that he’s constantly been the #1 that everybody has actually constantly admired, however then everything came crashing down, so he’s going to need to reconstruct and things,” stated Joyce.