Joe Joyce and Zhilei Zhang clashed in a blockbuster heavyweight clash to headline an event in London, UK.
Both men are known for their explosive knockout power and imposing themselves on their opponents. But which one of them imposed themselves in a better way and came out on the top?
The momentum, even if just psychological, was with Joe Joyce who was on a roll with 5 knockout wins in his last 5 bouts against Michael Wallisch, Daniel Dubois, Carlos Takam, Christian Hammer, and Joseph Parker.
Zhilei Zhang lost his last bout via unanimous decision against Filip Hrgovic which he and his coach thought they should have won. However, his two bouts before that ended via quick knockouts.
The co-main event saw a late change as Mikaela Mayer faced Lucy Wildheart in her lightweight debut. The pair fought over interim WBC Women’s Lightweight Championship. Denzel Bentley vs Kieran Smith had British Middleweight title on the line while Sam Noakes vs Karthik Sathish Kumar clash was over Commonwealth Lightweight title.
Scroll below as for results live from Joe Joyce vs Zhilei Zhang event.
Prelims (12:15 pm ET)
- Joel Kodua def. Dale Arrowsmith via points (40-36), 4 rounds, Super Welterweight Bout
- Freezy Macbones def. Darryl Sharp via points (40-36), 4 rounds, Light Heavyweight Bout
- Sonny Ali def. Richard Helm via points (60-54), 6 rounds, Welterweight Bout
Main Card (2 pm ET)
- Eithan James def. Georgi Velichkov via points (60-54), 6 rounds, Welterweight Bout
- Denzel Bentley def. Kieran Smith via KO at 0:45 of round 1, 12 rounds, British Middleweight Championship Bout (Watch Video)
- Sam Noakes def. Karthik Sathish Kumar via TKO at 1:17 of round 2, 12 rounds bout for Commonwealth & WBC International Silver Lightweight Bout (Watch Video)
- Moses Itauma def. Kostiantyn Dovbyshchenko via points (60-54), 6 rounds, Heavyweight Bout
- Mikaela Mayer def. Lucy Wildheart via unanimous decision (98-91, 98-92, 100-90), 10 rounds bot for Interim WBC Women’s Lightweight Championship
- Zhang Zhilei def. Joe Joyce via TKO at 1:23 of round 6, 12 rounds bout for interim WBO Heavyweight Championship (Watch Video)