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Joe Joyce and Joseph Parker both weigh in at career heaviest ahead of showdown with 14-0 Brit predicting midterm knockout and Kiwi opponent ready to ‘take care of business’


Joe Joyce and Joseph Parker both weighed their heaviest careers for their highly anticipated heavyweight fight.

New Zealander Parker came in at 255.35lbs while Joyce hit 271.4lbs ahead of his home fight in front of a British home crowd.

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Joyce weighed 271.4 pounds

And Parker wasn't far behind

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And Parker wasn’t far behind

The two will clash at Manchester’s AO Arena on September 24, with the clash live on talkSPORT.

Joyce is ranked as the world’s No. 1 heavyweight challenger by the WBO with Parker close behind, and the 14-0 unbeaten Briton was in a confident mood.

“I’m ready to go, ready to fight, it’s the last night of sleep and then I wake up and it’s fight day,” he said at the weigh-in.

“I’m just gonna stick with my guns and say seven or eight [round knockout].”

Parker, who at 30 is Joyce’s junior by seven years, has gained weight after back-to-back wins over Derek Chisora ​​in 2021.

Explaining the decision, he said: “I think like my last fight, I was pretty heavy for Chisora’s second fight but I think it’s a career high for me.

Parker supports himself to continue his form from his recent fights

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Parker supports himself to continue his form from his recent fights


“With the last performance with Chisora, I felt good, heavy, and I felt stronger and I still had the stamina to go 12 rounds.

“This time I did things better and I’m still heavy so I can’t wait to get in the ring.

“A lot of talk has been done now, a lot of things you say before the fight, but you can’t wait to get in there and take care of business.

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