JOE JOYCE returns to action tonight against German veteran Christian Hammer.
The heavyweight fight is part of a blockbuster fight night that also stars Jason Cunningham vs. Zolani Tete.
The 36-year-old Juggernaut was set to face Joseph Parker this September, only for the Kiwi to retire following his move to Sky Sports.
The 13-0 Briton has had a frustrating year without a game after a broken arm and will face respected Romania-born Hammer.
- Start time: Undercard NOW
- Main event scheduled for 10pm
- TV/live stream: BT sport 1
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Joyce vs. Hammer
And Joyce is going out now!
Also on his own topic.
The Juggernaut is back in business.
Joyce vs. Hammer
Hammer now makes his ring work!
And he’s on his way to the Roy Jones classic Can’t Be Touched.
Juggernaut up to 60
Joyce says: “It’s good to be back at Wembley, Christian Hammer looks brave and tough so I’m looking forward to it.
“Throughout my career, the top heavyweights have submerged me, so I really have to earn my chance.
“Hammer is a tough guy who has taken top guys over the distance.
“I’ll get Hammer out before everyone else and then I want a world title.”
Adds Hammer: “I’ve met a lot of top boxers in my career and that’s helped me grow very strong.
The two-weight world champion says: “I was so confident going in and I wanted to fight so bad after losing my mum.
“I didn’t mean to hurt Jason, it was just boxing.
“I thank him for the opportunity and he was a great champion.
“It’s one of my greatest achievements because it’s the first time a South African has won a Commonwealth title.”
Dedicated to Mrs. Tete
Zolani Tete recently lost his mother and his t-shirt features her photo.
It was a booming left hand that made Cunningham collapse first.
And as he valiantly got to his feet, it was two hooks from “Firearm” that ended the night and the Englishman’s World Cup hopes.
Cunningham has his team around him but he’s moving and now he’s sat up.
The Doncaster man takes oxygen and speaks to his worried team.
Tete can now look forward to a brilliant victory.
Cunningham boxed the wrong fight against a really dangerous man.
Tete wins KO – R4
Cunningham is down for the first 30 seconds and struggles to get back on his feet.
The Brit beats the count but he’s tackled again and brutally chinned.
The Doncaster man bangs his head on the canvas as he falls and it makes a sickening noise.
Tete cools off his celebrations while Cunningham stays downstairs.
Cunninghan vs Tete – R3
Cunningham definitely lets those early rounds fly by.
Tete is yet to suffer a shot while the Commonwealth Champion has eaten dozens of jabs with a decent backhand.
The former superfly and bantamweight boss is now three rounds ahead.
Team Cunningham has to hope the veteran suffers from ring rust in the second half of the fight.
Cunninghan vs Tete – R2
Tete keeps hitting Cunningham’s head back with his faster jab.
The Brit’s jab has done no damage so far.
Cunningham appears to be fighting another Southaw, his first left opponent in seven years.
Tete hasn’t even thrown his fierce left hand yet, but he’s probably banked a second round now.
Cunninghan vs Tete – R1
Tete lands the better early jabs.
And the 34-year-old African doesn’t seem to have lost any of his speed.
Cunningham makes a cautious start and the lap glides by without major incident.
It can catch fire at any time.
Cunninghan vs Tete – R1
Tete is a two-weight world champion with six British wins to his tally.
But he’s been out of the ring for 18 months while Cunningham was busy.
Cunningham’s Commonwealth title is at stake, but the winner will also jump on a Workd title shot.
Two southpaws usually mean stinkers, but these two look like gelling agents.
Jason Cunningham vs. Zolani Tete
Chief Support now between some cracking super chickens.
Britain’s Cunningham looked exhausted in 2018 as he suffered his sixth career defeat.
But the Doncaster southpaw has bounced back with seven wins on spin and is now dreaming of a World Cup shot.
Now, can The Iceman keep his cool and beat the 29-4 South African veteran?
Joe Joyce is backstage with trainer Ismael Salas practicing a certain power shot.
Putney Juggernaut, 36, is working on his left hook.
As we see Hammer loop over a right hand – and Joyce roll under – watch out for a staker from the leading left hand.
Mark of a Champion
The Portsmouth winner says: “It feels great because he’s been a tough customer who has never been stopped.
“I learned a lot there and now I want to move on to bigger and better things.
“I’ve had it running a couple of times, I thought maybe it should have stopped.”
Mark Chamberlain wins UD
The three ringside judges scored it: 100-90, 100-90, and 100-90.
A total shut-out for the excellent Englishman who falls on his knees to celebrate.
Chambo vs Vidal – R10
Vidal takes a real taping in the final minute.
Chambo is already celebrating ringside with his Pompey fans.
Vidal’s mush was a magnet for the big southpaw’s two powerful hands.
But the proud Spaniard refused to buckle or bow.
Bell leaves and Chambo celebrates what should be a UD win.
Chambo vs Vidal – R9
Chambo practically implements another round.
Vidal is proving he’s an incredibly tough man and Chambo has walked the aisles.
Early on, Chamberlain took unnecessary risks and he wisely stopped them.
It was measured boxing and ruthlessly accurate punching from the Pompey man. next stanza.
Chambo vs Vidal – R8th
Vidal is fueled by another spot-on Chambo punch.
The Briton accelerates and unloads.
Vidal is secured to the ropes and struggles. But once again the Spaniard survives. Vidal is so tough.
Chambo digs half a dozen into Vidal’s ribs, but they do not injure the visitor. Bell ends a violent.
Chambo vs Vidal – R7
Chambo is only making rounds now as Vidal’s early threat wanes.
The Pompey man has stopped putting himself in danger and appears set for a point win.
The 23-year-old will have learned a lot so far and will be a better fighter after tonight.
Chambo vs Vidal – R6
Vidal’s shots get wilder and Chamberlain has become adept at telegraphing them.
Chambo throws his prey back onto the ropes and slams another left hand in his face.
Referee Bob Williams halts action to warn Chamberlain of a rude headbutt.
Chambo vs Vidal – R5
Vidal’s spirit begins to fade, even though his chin hasn’t.
Chambo is in total control as long as Vidal doesn’t bore into range.
A couple of piston jabs hit Vidal’s face and then a southpaw left hand cracks him straight to the bell.
Chambo vs Vidal – R4
Vidal almost seems to enjoy taking those heavy shots to his head and arms.
Chamberlain walks through the arsenal and staggers him again with his left hand.
Vidal responds with a right hand and a hook to Chamberlain’s long ribs.
Chambo vs Vidal – R3
Chambo back behind his long right jab.
A left hand form rocks Vidal’s head back, but his legs are solid.
Chambo steps out of range of a Vidal looper and punishes him on the counter, clever work.
Vidal backed into the ropes and peppered with digs up to the bell.
Chambo vs Vidal – R2
Vidal, a brave fellow, jumps off his stool and attacks the second like a wounded animal.
Chambo is marked by a few, but nothing malicious.
Vidal, with his bleached blond hair, regains control with scratchy, straight punches.
Chambo vs Vidal – R1
Vidal is injured but still marching forward with a high guard.
Perfect start from Chambo who lashes out with long left hands and whipped right hooks.
Vidal is rock hard to make it to the second round, looking cooked within 90 seconds.
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