It appears like Zhilei Zhang and Joe Joyce will head proper right into a rematch with each other, as Mike Coppinger stories at ESPN.com that the 2 will meet once more on Sept. 2 in London.
Zhang (25-1-1, 20 KO) pulled an enormous upset stoppage of Joyce (15-1, 14 KO) on Apr. 15 on the Copper Field in London, derailing Joyce’s profession momentum and stamping out any hope that Joyce could get Tyson Fury subsequent, whereas additionally selecting up the WBO interim title and a agency place in line for a shot at certainly one of Oleksandr Usyk’s three belts.
The combat was stopped within the sixth spherical with Joyce’s eye a battered, swollen mess because of Zhang’s correct, highly effective punches.
Final month, Joyce activated the rematch clause, however it wasn’t set to essentially be the following combat for both man, it might have been one of many subsequent two fights for Joyce.
It now seems will probably be subsequent, as “The Juggernaut” goals to avenge the loss and get his profession proper again the place it was, with choices for Fury or Usyk on the desk if he can sq. the report with Zhang.