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Joseph Parker vs Joe Joyce report
Who won Parker vs Joyce?
Joe Joyce beat Joseph Parker by knockout in the 11th round on Saturday 24th September 2022 at AO Arena in Manchester.
The fight was scheduled to take place over 12 rounds in the Heavyweight division, which meant there was no weight limit.
This contest was for the WBO heavyweight championship of the world.
Also, on the undercard Amanda Serrano was victorious over Sarah Mahfoud, Michael Magnesi lost to Anthony Cacace and Ekow Essuman defeated Samuel Antwi for the BBBOC British Welterweight and CBC Commonwealth Welterweight titles.
Parker vs Joyce stats
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%.
Joseph Parker was the younger man by 6 years, at 31 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 148 more professional rounds, 222 to Joyce's 74.
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 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 Razvan Cojanu on 6th May 2017 by unanimous decision in their WBO World Heavyweight championship fight at Vodafone Events Centre, Manukau City, New Zealand.
Previous to that, he had beat Andy Ruiz Jr on 10th December 2016 by majority decision in their WBO World Heavyweight championship fight at Auckland.
Going into that contest, he had won against Alexander Dimitrenko on 1st October 2016 by knockout in the 3rd round at Vodafone Events Centre, Manukau City.
Before that, he had beat Solomon Haumono on 21st July 2016 by technical knockout in the 4th round at Horncastle Arena, Christchurch.
He had defeated Carlos Takam on 21st May 2016 by unanimous decision in their 12 round contest at Vodafone Events Centre, Manukau City.
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 had won against Bryant Jennings on 13th July 2019 by unanimous decision in their 12 round contest at The O2 Arena, London.
In terms of activity leading into the fight, Joe Joyce had been fighting more than Joseph Parker.
Going to this contest, Joseph Parker had last fought 5 years, 10 months and 23 days ago, while Joe Joyce's last outing had been 8 months and 27 days ago.
Parker's last 5 fights had come over a period of 6 years, 10 months and 8 days, meaning he had been fighting on average every 1 year, 4 months and 15 days. In those fights, he fought a total of 43 rounds, meaning that they had lasted 8.6 rounds on average.
Joyce's last 5 fights had come over a period of 3 years, 8 months and 16 days, meaning he had been fighting on average every 8 months and 28 days. In those fights, he fought a total of 35 rounds, meaning that they had lasted 7 rounds on average.
What time did Parker vs Joyce start?
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.
Who broadcast Parker vs Joyce?
The ESPN+ show is expected to begin at 2:00 PM EST / 11:00 AM PST. The BT Sport Box Office broadcast of the card is expected to start at 6:00 PM (BTS).
What were the odds on Parker vs Joyce?
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.
Joyce to prevail
The stubborn Joyce to prevail