Juggernaut Joyce to roll over Zhang in 23 minutes today

04/15/2023 - No comments

Joe Joyce will successfully defend his WBO interim heavyweight title by securing a 23rd minute knockout of challenger Zhilei Zhang, according to Sporting Index.

The spread betting firm forecast that Joyce will stop the Chinese fighter in the 8th round, securing a 15th career knockout and taking his overall record to 16 career fights without defeat.

Joyce is just 1/3 to win by KO, and 1/9 to win by any method, with Zhang a big outsider at 6/1.

Neville Burdock, Head of Sportsbook at Sporting Index, said“At age 37, Joe Joyce doesn’t have much time to waste if he’s serious about becoming a world title holder, and he needs to win convincingly on Saturday if he’s to set up a world title fight with Oleksandr Usyk.

“There’s a real possibility Joyce could put on a show here, and we see him making light work of challenger Zhilei Zhang by stopping the clock in the 23rd minute to secure an 8th round knockout.”

 Sporting Index – Boxing

Joe Joyce v Zhilei Zhang:

Total rounds 7.5 8
Minutes 22 23
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Joe Joyce 1/9
Zhilei Zhang 6/1
Joyce to win on points 15/4
Joyce by KO/TKO/DQ/Technical Decision 1/3
Zhang to win on points 12/1
Zhang by KO/TKO/DQ/Technical Decision 12/1