AO Arena, Manchester, United Kingdom
Chance of winning
Joseph Parker was a 3/2 (+150) underdog going into the contest, while Joe Joyce made his way into the ring at 53/100 (-190) with oddsmakers.
Parker vs Joyce Head To Head
Joseph Parker stepped into the ring with a record of 30 wins, 2 loses and 0 draws, 21 of those wins coming by the way of knock out.
Joe Joyce made his way to the ring with an unblemished record of 14 wins and 0 draws, with 13 of those by knock out.
The stats suggested Joyce had a large advantage in power over Parker, boosting at 93% knock out percentage over Parker's 70%.
Parker is currently 11/2 (+550) to get the knockout, while Joyce is 9/4 (+230).
Joseph Parker was the younger man by 7 years, at 30 years old.
Joyce had a height advantage of 2 inches over Parker. That also extended to a 4-inch reach advantage.
Both Joseph Parker & Joe Joyce fought out of an orthodox stance.
Parker was the more experienced professional fighter, having had 18 more fights, and made his debut in 2012, 5 years and 3 months earlier than Joyce, whose first professional fight was in 2017. He had fought 138 more professional rounds, 212 to Joyce's 74.
If you think Joyce will win on points, you can get odds of 3/2 (+150), while Parker is 5/2 (+250) to win on the scorecards.
Joseph Parker went into the fight ranked number 11 by the WBA, 3 by the WBC and 2 by the WBO at heavyweight.
Joe Joyce was ranked number 2 by the WBC and 1 by the WBO in the 201lb division.
Parker vs Joyce betting form
Parker had won 5 of his most recent fights, stopping 2 of them, going the distance 3 times.
In his last fight leading up to this contest, he had beat Dereck Chisora on 18th December 2021 by unanimous decision in their 12 round contest at Manchester Arena, Lancashire, United Kingdom.
Previous to that, he had beat Dereck Chisora on 1st May 2021 by split decision in their 12 round contest at Manchester Arena, Manchester. He was a 2/5 (-250) favourite going into the contest.
Going into that contest, he had won against Junior Fa on 27th February 2021 by unanimous decision in their 12 round contest at Spark Arena, Auckland, New Zealand. He was a 11/100 (-910) favourite going into the contest.
Before that, he had beat Shawndell Terell Winters on 29th February 2020 by technical knockout in the 5th round at The Ford Center at The Star, Texas, United States. He was a 1/25 (-2500) favourite going into the contest.
He had defeated Alex Leapai on 29th June 2019 by technical knockout in the 10th round at Dunkin Donuts Center, Rhode Island. He was a 1/25 (-2500) favourite going into the contest.
Joyce remained undefeated as a professional, stopping 4 of his last 5 opponents.
In his last fight before this contest, he had won against Christian Hammer on 2nd July 2022 by technical knockout in the 4th round at Wembley Arena, London, United Kingdom.
Previous to that, he had won against Carlos Takam on 24th July 2021 by technical knockout in the 6th round at SSE Arena, Wembley, London.
Going into that contest, he had defeated Daniel Dubois on 28th November 2020 by knockout in the 10th round in their CBC Commonwealth Heavyweight championship fight at Church House, London.
Before that, he had beat Michael Wallisch on 25th July 2020 by technical knockout in the 3rd round at BT Sport Studio, London. He was a 1/100 (-10000) favourite going into the fight.
He had won against Bryant Jennings on 13th July 2019 by unanimous decision in their 12 round contest at The O2 Arena, London. He was a 11/50 (-450) favourite going into the fight.
Who's been more active?
If you think ring rust and activity is a big factor in this fight, Joe Joyce had been fighting more than Joseph Parker.
Going to this contest, Joseph Parker had last fought 9 months and 15 days ago, while Joe Joyce's last outing had been 3 months and 1 day ago.
Parker's last 5 fights had come over a period of 3 years, 3 months and 4 days, meaning he had been fighting on average every 7 months and 26 days. In those fights, he fought a total of 51 rounds, meaning that they had lasted 10.2 rounds on average.
Parker is currently 11/2 (+550) to finish this fight in the 10th round, or 5/2 (+250) to win on points.
Joyce's last 5 fights had come over a period of 3 years, 2 months and 20 days, meaning he had been fighting on average every 7 months and 23 days. In those fights, he fought a total of 35 rounds, meaning that they had lasted 7 rounds on average.
Joyce is currently 9/4 (+230) to finish this fight in the 7th round, or +150 (+150) to win on points.
What’s the Latest Time I Can Bet on Parker vs Joyce Pre Fight?
The fighters were expected to ringwalk at around 10:15 PM BST at AO Arena, Manchester, United Kingdom, which was 5:15 PM EST or 2:15 PM PST on the West Coast of America.