This is a clash long in the making that will decide the mandatory challenger for reigning unified champion Oleksandr Usyk, with the WBO’s interim belt on the line at the AO Arena.
Joyce, now 37, is eager to reassert his authority as one of the premier talents in boxing’s blue-riband division after being hampered by injury following his signature professional win against Daniel Dubois in 2020, which has been followed by far lower-key stoppages of Carlos Takam and Christian Hammer.
‘The Juggernaut’ is now set to face a much sterner test from Parker, who defeated Derek Chisora twice in seven months at the same venue last year.
The New Zealander and close friend of Tyson Fury is a former WBO world champion who came unstuck against Anthony Joshua and Dillian Whyte, but has since produced six straight victories to rebuild confidence and inspire optimism of a return to title contention.
Here’s all the details about how to watch tonight’s contest live, with the undercard featuring no shortage of intriguing support fights including the women’s featherweight title showdown between Amanda Serrano and Sarah Mahfoud.
How to watch Joyce vs Parker
TV channel: In the UK, Joyce vs Parker is being broadcast live on BT Sport Box Office at a cost of £19.95. The main event is expected at around 10:30pm.
Live stream: Those who have purchased the fight can also watch it live online via the BT Sport Box Office app.
Live blog: You can also follow the entire card via Standard Sport’s live blog.