The undefeated former Olympian Joe Joyce entered this fight with a perfect record of 6-0-0 (6 KOs=100%) and he is ranked as the No.40 heavyweight in the world. In his last three bouts he has beat Lenroy Thomas (Joe Joyce vs Lenroy Thomas), Ivica Bacurin (Joe Joyce vs Ivica Bacurin) and Iago Kiladze (Joe Joyce vs Iago Kiladze).
His opponent, Joe Hanks, has a record of 23-2-0 (15 knockouts) and he entered as the No.109 in the same weight class. He lost two consecutive bouts between 2013 and 2014, against Andy Ruiz Jr and Derric Rossy, but then he has beat Joel Caudle and Terrance Marbra. Joyce vs Hanks is on the undercard of Deontay Wilder vs Tyson Fury. Watch the video and rate this fight!
Where: Staples Center, Los Angeles, California, USA
Division: heavyweight (over 200 lbs, 90.7 kg)
Joyce’s previous fight: Joe Joyce vs Iago Kiladze
Joyce’s next fight: Joe Joyce vs Bermane Stiverne
Joyce vs Hanks full fight video:
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pre-fight press conference