The highly-anticipated rematch between Zhilei Zhang and Joe Joyce is set to headline the London Fight Night this Saturday at the OVO Arena Wembley. US Boxing fans can catch this heavyweight clash LIVE on ESPN+.
Not only will fans be treated to the Zhang-Joyce II bout, but they can also look forward to the light heavyweight co-feature showcasing Anthony Yarde taking on Jorge Silva.
For viewers in the U.S., both of these electrifying fights will be streamed live and exclusively on ESPN+, starting at 5 p.m. ET and 2 p.m. PT.
The main event will feature Chinese contender Zhilei Zhang, defending his WBO interim heavyweight title in a keenly awaited rematch against the British knockout specialist, Joe Joyce. The co-feature brings to the ring former two-time world title challenger, Anthony Yarde, who will fight Portugal’s Jorge Silva in a gripping 10-rounder.
Queensberry is promoting this exciting event. Fans in the U.S. can stream Zhang-Joyce II and Yarde-Silva live and exclusively on ESPN+, with the broadcast starting at 5 p.m. ET/2 p.m. PT.
Zhang, sporting a record of (25-1-1, 20 KOs), earned an Olympic silver medal for China in the 2008 Beijing Olympics and turned professional in 2014. He built a 24-0-1 record before a controversial loss to Filip Hrgovic in August last year. In less than eight months, he confronted Joyce, delivering relentless lefts until a ringside physician halted the fight in the sixth round due to significant swelling around Joyce’s right eye.
Joyce, with a record of (15-1, 14 KOs), and also a 2016 Olympic silver medalist, is eager to claim victory in his hometown. Before meeting Zhang, “The Juggernaut” had halted top contenders like Carlos Takam, Daniel Dubois, and Joseph Parker, marking a five-fight knockout streak.
Anthony Yarde, a London native with a record of (23-3, 22 KOs), debuted professionally in 2015. After an impressive 18-0 start, he nearly claimed the WBO title from Sergey Kovalev in August 2019. Despite a split decision defeat to Lyndon Arthur in December 2020, Yarde bounced back with notable victories, including a rematch win over Arthur in December 2021. Silva, a veteran with a 19-year professional career and a record of (22-8, 12 KOs), steps into this fight following a decision victory over Jack Jones in June.