05 Feb

Joyce and Zhilei will fight on April 15

Joe Joyce, the WBO interim heavyweight champion, will face China's Zhang Zhilei in his next fight. Their fight will take place on April 15 in London at the Copper Box Arena.

Joyce won his belt in September last year, ahead of schedule, winning against former world champion Joseph Parker. It is worth noting that this defeat was the first early fiasco in the New Zealander's career.

But Zhilei in his last fight lost by unanimous decision to Croatian Filip Hrgovic. And this defeat was the first in his professional career.

Note that the current WBO heavyweight champion is Oleksandr Usyk.