Joe Joyce will look to continue his rise up the heavyweight ranks when he takes on the dangerous Carlos Takam in London tonight.
Joyce took his professional record to an unbeaten 12 victories when he destroyed Daniel Dubois last November, leaving him with a severely damaged eye.
Joyce will return to the ring in late July to take on Cameroonian-born French veteran Takam and the fight will be live on talkSPORT.
The 40-year-old, who lost to Anthony Joshua in 2017, has won his last four bouts including against Jerry Forrest last summer.
Takam should prove to be another tough test for Joyce as he looks to secure a world title shot in the near future.
Joyce v Takam: Date and how to watch
This 12-round heavyweight bout will take place on Saturday, July 24 and is being held at the Wembley Arena in London.
The ring walks for Joyce v Takam are expected from 10pm on the night.
The fight will be shown on BT Sport 1 from 7:15pm.
BT Sport subscribers can live stream the event via the app on their computer, mobile and tablet devices.
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Joyce v Takam: talkSPORT coverage
talkSPORT will bring you live and exclusive radio commentary of the action from Wembley Arena.
Join Adam Catterall, Ade Oladipo, Andy Clarke and former European Bantamweight Champion Spencer Oliver from 8pm for the all the build and the undercard bouts ahead of the big fight.
To tune in, click the radio player below or HERE for the live stream.
Here are the other ways to listen…
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Radio – talkSPORT is available across the United Kingdom via DAB digital radio and on 1089 or 1053 AM.
TV – Listen to talkSPORT through your TV on the following channels: Sky: Channel 0108 Virgin Media: Channel 927 Freeview: Channel 723 Freesat: Channel 731
Joyce v Takam: Undercard
MORE TO FOLLOW
- MAIN EVENT: Joe Joyce v Carlos Takam – for WBC Silver and WBO International heavyweight titles
- Chris Jenkins v Ekow Essuman – Commonwealth and BBBofC British welterweight title
- Hamzah Sheeraz v Ezequiel Gurria – WBO European super-welterweight title
- Chris Bourke v James Beech Jr – WBC international super-bantamweight title
- David Adeleye v Mladen Manev
- Micky Burke v Paul Cummings
- Michal Soczynski v Matt Sen
- Sam Noakes v Michael Isaac Carrero
- Charles Frankham v Dean Jones
- George Fox v Reece Barlow
Joyce v Takam: What’s been said?
Carlos Takam: “It’s going to be a big test for Joe Joyce.
“For me it’s not a test, because I’ve fought other people like [Alexander] Povetkin, [Anthony] Joshua, I’ve fought a lot of big names. So, for me it’s just to prove for my UK fans that I’m back and I’m a problem in that division.
“Joe Joyce has a good ranking, yes but the ranking is because maybe you have a good promoter, you have a good manager they make you a good ranking, that’s it, for me rankings don’t matter.
“Joe Joyce has never fought somebody like me. I have experience, I move everywhere in the ring, I don’t go straight to my opponent.
“I always enjoy fighting taller guys.
“Taller guys don’t make me scared, I like to fight taller guys, I’m prepared to fight taller guys.”
“You’re going to be surprised, I’m waiting for that fight. You think you can beat me by knockout or by TKO, no way! That’s not going to happen.
“I’m coming to the UK this time to win not to lose. I’m going to win my fight definitely, that’s going to be a war. No way am I going to let Joe Joyce beat me, I’m sorry. I’m sorry young guy but this is my time.
“He has a good jab like he did Dubois, with the jab, jab, jab every time. I think if you know how to stop Joe Joyce’s jabs, you will win the fight.”