Joe Joyce (7-0, 7 KOs) will be facing former WBC heavyweight champion Bernane Stiverne (25-3-1, 21 KOs) on February 23 on the undercard of James DeGale v. Chris Eubank Jr. at the O2 Arena in London, England, according to @BaylorICTV.
This will be a good test for #9 WBA Joyce to show the boxing world what he’s got against a fighter that Deontay Wilder beat on two occasions.
Joyce vs. Stiverne, promoted by Poxon Sports and PBC boxing in association with Ringstar Sports and Don King Productions, will feature alongside the return of former IBF World Featherweight Champion Lee Selby as one of the chief-supporting contests on an action-packed show, headlined with the thrilling all-British clash between fierce rivals James DeGale and Chris Eubank Jr.
In the rematch nearly three years later, Stiverne stepped in at the last minute when Wilder’s original opponent Luis Ortiz failed a drugs test and due to his inactivity was stopped in a round.
Stiverne is now looking to return to the elite heavyweight mix and a victory over Joyce would propel him back into the limelight and on course towards a potential world title opportunity.
This fight will be shown exclusively on ITV Box Office. For further information and updates, please go to itvboxoffice.com