The 2021 Summer Olympics are overshadowing much of the sports world over the next couple weeks, but this weekend we do get a fun professional boxing card in London. Joe Joyce and Carlos Takam face off topping a card that features four secondary championships on the line.
The card gets started at 2:15 p.m. ET and is available at FITE.tv for $12.99. If you’re in the United Kingdom, the PPV will air on BT Sport.
Joyce and Takam are facing off for Joyce’s WBC Silver heavyweight title and WBO International Title, but more importantly, it’s a WBC eliminator bout. Joyce was going to fight Oleksandr Uryk who was a mandatory challenger for the heavyweight title. When Tyson Fury vs. Anthony Joshua fell through, Usyk signed to fight Joshua leaving Joyce without an opponent. In stepped Takam and Joyce is a -1000 favorite at DraftKings Sportsbook.
The rest of the card includes secondary titles at junior featherweight, welterweight, and junior middleweight.
Joyce vs. Takam full card
- Joe Joyce vs. Carlos Takam, 12 rounds, for Joyce’s WBC Silver heavyweight title and WBO International Title; also a WBC eliminator
- Chris Jenkins vs. Ekow Essuman, 12 rounds, for Jenkins’ Commonwealth welterweight title and Jenkins’ British welterweight title
- Hamzah Sheeraz vs. Ezequiel Gurria, 10 rounds, for Sheeraz’s WBO European junior middleweight title
- Chris Bourke vs. James Beech Jr., 10 rounds, for Bourke’s WBC International junior featherweight title
- David Adeleye vs. Mladen Manev, 6 rounds, heavyweight
- Micky Burke Jr. vs. Paul Cummings, 6 rounds, welterweight
- Michal Soczynski vs. Matt Sen, 6 rounds, cruiserweight
- Sam Noakes vs. Michael Isaac Carrero, 6 rounds, welterweight
- Charles Frankham vs. Dean Jones, 4 rounds, junior lightweight
- George Fox vs. Reece Barlow, 4 rounds, heavyweight