Joe Joyce and Zhilei Zhang

Joe Joyce vs Zhilei Zhang: Live Stream Updates, Results And Highlights

Joe Joyce takes on Zhilei Zhang at the Copper Box in London tonight in a battle of the heavy hitters.

A win for Joyce could set him up for a big fight in the summer, but ‘Big Bang’ has proven he can mix it with the best. You can follow all the live action right here with Boxing Social.

Where does Joe Joyce go from here?

Joyce says he’ll be back but is an immediate rematch a wise decision?

The moment it was called off

Here is the moment the referee and doctor got together and decided to call an end to the fight.

Zhilei Zhang beats Joe Joyce!

That right eye completely closed now and the doctor takes a look. This is going to be over soon one way or another. All Zhang has to do is throw the left, and that he does. The problem for Joyce is that he doesn’t throw a one shot knockout, he saps the energy of his opponent, and the sixth might be too early for Zhang to tire. An utter crisis for Joe Joyce.

At the end of the round the doctor speaks again to the referee and he waves off the fight. A huge upset in London!

Joe Joyce vs Zhilei Zhang: Round 5

Joyce starts faster again, and he needs to keep this up if he wants to take some of the power from Zhang’s shots. A lot of his work hits the gloves of the man from China. Zhang’s straight left is really damaging, and it just keeps coming. Joyce’s volume is up but they’re taps compared to what Zhang throws back. Could go either way depending on what you’re looking for.

Joyce might have just edged that round.

Joe Joyce vs Zhilei Zhang: Round 4

Joyce’s eye ballooning up not dissimilar to his own work on Daniel Dubois a few years back. He works past it, landing more on Zhang but that straight left is hitting the eye on the button every time its thrown. What a scrap so far, but not going Joyce’s way. Having said that, he lands his shot of the night that he’ll hope will slow Zhang down. ‘Big Bang’ punctuates the round with a bit one-two.

Joe Joyce vs Zhilei Zhang: Round 3

Zhang’s jab is whipping out, and the threat of the straight left is always there now he knows he can hurt Joyce. The Brit’s face not looking in a good way, and he needs his opponent to tire as many believe he will. Joyce works a combination off and closes the distance. Big hook from Zhang in the final minute, but Joyce takes it well.

Close round that could have gone either way.

Joe Joyce vs Zhilei Zhang: Round 2

Joyce starts quicker and lands a few to start the round, but nothing of note. Zhang’s throws back with much more intent and sends Joyce on a backwards step. He hurts Joyce with a big shot and he’s staggered. Unbelievable to see. Lands again with a straight left and Joyce’s legs are not strong. He fires back, but the punches have little in them.

Round 2 to Zhang

Joe Joyce vs Zhilei Zhang: Round 1

The two Olympic Silver Medalists paw at each other for the first minute. Zhang lands a good combination, bouncing his shots off Joyce’s chin and reddening his face. ‘The Juggernaut’ not quite settling against the southpaw style just yet.

Round 1 goes to Zhang.

It's time for the main event!

Both men are in the ring and the atmosphere is deafening in the Copper Box.

We’re now just moments away from the first bell.. can Joyce be the first to stop Zhang or will ‘Big Bang’ cause the upset?

Dillian Whyte wants a fight against Joyce

Dillian Whyte has a keen eye on tonights fight as he targets a summer blockbuster against Joyce.

Moses Itauma highlights

The young Brit put some lovely combinations together tonight.

Next Up is the big one! Joe Joyce vs Zhilei Zhang

The main event is next!

Joe Joyce meets Zhilei Zhang in an old school heavyweight slugfest, with the winner being mandatory challenger for Oleksandr Usyk’s world title.

Mikaela Mayer beats Lucy Wildheart on points

Mikaela Mayer beats Lucy Wildheart by a wide unanimous decision and will now be looking for bigger fights down the road.

The official scores were 98-92, 100-90, 98-91, which doesn’t tell the full story as every round was competitive but Mayer just had that extra class.

Lucy Wildheart doing herself proud

Lucy Wildheart proving her worth here as a late replacement. Although Mayer will be well up on the cards, Wildheart’s stock will rise. No stoppage incoming, so Mayer will likely see the distance in her lightweight debut.

Mikaela Mayer vs Lucy Wildheart through 4

Mayer has probably won every round but it’s not all one way traffic with Wildheart showing a lot of guts and landing some shots of her own.

Last moments for Joyce in the dressing room

Joe Joyce is limbering up before his big fight against Zhang – Not long now!

Mikaela Mayer vs Lucy Wildheart up next

Mikaela Mayer’s second pro fight on British shores was saved at the last minute with Lucy Wildheart willing to step in after Christina Linardatou was deemed medically unfit to fight by the Board.

Wildheart is a great second option for Mayer’s step-up to lightweight.

Moses Itauma beats Kostiantyn Dovbyshchenko on points

Itauma goes the distance against Dovbyshchenko, who maintains his record of never been stopped.

The Brit dominated from the first bell and landed some eye catching shots and there are some questions whether Moses suffered a hand injury.

The future looks bright for the youngster who is chasing Mike Tyson’s record.

Dillian Whyte makes his Joyce-Zhang prediction

‘The Body Snatcher’ is ringside tonight and predicts Joyce will stop Zhang late in the fight.

Moses Itauma getting some rounds under his belt

Itauma has won every round but Dovbyshchenko is as hard as they come and refuses to go down.

We go into the fourth and Itauma will hope he can still get the stoppage.

Moses Itauma taken to the second round for the first time

The Brit totally dominates the first round with some crushing body shots, but Kostiantyn Dovbyshchenko does hear the bell.

Zhilei Zhang has arrived at the Copper Box

Big Bang is in the house. Can Zhang pull off an almighty heavyweight upset in London?

Moses Itauma up next

The heavyweight that everybody’s talking about is up next. Moses Itauma facesΒ  Kostiantyn Dovbyshchenko in a six round contest. It is almost certainly not going to go that long.

Highlights from Sam Noakes' victory over Karthik Sathish Kumar

Noakes moves to 11-0 with 11 stoppages in the lightweight division.

Sam Noakes beats Karthik Sathish Kumar

25-year-old lightweight, Sam Noakes, ended things in the second round against India’s Karthik Sathish Kumar. A good right hand wobbled the away fighter, and he touched down with a glove not long after. The referee had seen enough. Noakes moved to 11-0 with 11 KOs.

Joe Joyce is in the building

‘The Juggernaut’ has arrived at the Copper Box!

Denzel Bentley with a devastating KO

Denzel Bentley makes quick work of Kieran Smith with a statement stoppage.

Will we see Bentley vs Hamzah Sheeraz next?

Sam Noakes vs Karthik Sathish Kumar up next

25 year-old Sam Noakes looks to make it 11-0 as he takes on Indian boxer Karthik Sathish Kumar in the lightweight division.

Denzel Bentley beats Kieran Smith by knockout

Huge knockout from Denzel Bentley, who’s back to winning ways in the first round. All eyes turn to Kieran Smith now, to make sure he recovers well.

Denzel Bentley vs Kieran Smith up next

Denzel Bentley looks to return to winning ways after valiantly coming up short to WBO World Middleweight Champion, Zhanibek Alimkhanuly. He will defend his British title against 18-1 Kieran Smith, who has built up two victories since a loss to Troy Williamson.

Eithan James beats Georgi Velichkov

Eithan James moves to 11-0 in his first welterweight contest with a six-round points decision over Georgi Velichkov. The judge scored it 60-54 for the Brit against the Bulgarian.

Joyce looking for the big fights

‘The Juggernaut’ has been talking about his frustration about not landing the big fights yet.

WBC champion Tyson Fury originally said Joyce would be next if the Usyk fight fell through, but ‘The Gypsy King’ has gone unusually quiet.

Joyce now claims that Usyk also doesn’t want any smoke against him.

Joyce-Zhang Main Card

The action from the main card live on BT Sport can be found below

  • Mikaela Mayer vs Lucy Wildheart
  • Moses Itauma vs Kostiantyn Dovbyshchenko
  • Sam Noakes vs Karthik Sathish Kumar
  • Denzel Bentley vs Kieran Smith
  • Eithan James vs. Georgi Velichkov

Welcome to Boxing Social's live updates for Joe Joyce vs Zhilei Zhang

A big night of heavyweight boxing lies ahead as two giants collide.

Joyce weighed in a full 15lbs lighter than his last fight against Joseph Parker.

Joe Joyce Zhilei Zhang Weigh In

Watch here as the two men weighed in.