British heavyweight Joe Joyce returns against seasoned veteran Carlos Takam in a bout that could move him closer to a world title shot.
Joyce (12-0, 11 KOs) is back in action for the first time since his win against Daniel Dubois last November when he captured the vacant European title and relieved Dubois of his British and Commonwealth titles.
Takam, 40, lost to Anthony Joshua in 2017 and was beaten by Britain’s Derek Chisora a year later but he should provide a real test for the 2016 Olympic silver medallist.
Joyce said: “I only want competitive fights but everyone wants to avoid me. Carlos Takam didn’t even want to spar me in Las Vegas, so I’m surprised he’s taken the fight.”
“It is a testament to Joe’s character that he’d take a fight as difficult as this when a world title fight is waiting,” said promoter Frank Warren.
When is Joe Joyce vs Carlos Takam?
Joe Joyce vs Carlos Takam will be shown exclusively live on BT Sport 1 HD and BT Sport Ultimate on Saturday 24 July.
Who is on the Joe Joyce vs Carlos Takam undercard?
Chris Jenkins vs Ekow Essuman – Welterweight
Hamzah Sheeraz vs Ezequiel Garcia – Super welterweight
Chris Bourke vs James Beech Jnr – Super bantamweight
David Adeleye vs Mladen Manev – Heavyweight
Full card to be confirmed shortly.
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What time is Joe Joyce vs Carlos Takam ring walk?
As with any live sports broadcast, timings are subject to change given the unpredictable nature of what may occur on the undercard – but ring walks for the main event are likely to take place between 10.30pm and 10.45pm.
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