It truly is a heavyweight weekend on talkSPORT.As well as all the exclusive Premier League and EFL action on offer, we’ll be bringing you two huge boxing fights live.Two men primed for the world title picture will collide hours before two legends of the sport with several world titles behind them try to rekindle their previous magic.Today at 2:30 pm ET streaming live on ESPN+ in the United States and also airing on BT Sport in the UK (7:30 pm local time), Daniel Dubois and Joe Joyce headline in an all-British heavyweight clash of unbeaten fighters.
First up in London, Daniel Dubois and Joe Joyce meet in a huge domestic showdown that will put the winner on course for a shot at the likes of Anthony Joshua and Tyson Fury.
Then all eyes will be on Mike Tyson vs Roy Jones Jr in Los Angeles as the boxing icons return to the ring in an exhibition bout that has got everyone talking.
Our special Fight Night gets under way at 8pm on Saturday night, with full coverage of Dubois vs Joyce in one of the biggest British fights in some time.Dubois is commonly seen as the blue-chip prospect in the heavyweight division. At just 23, the Londoner is 15-0 with 14 knockouts.
But Joyce is an Olympic medallist with far more amateur experience behind him and, at 35, is in a hurry to make his impact on the professional stage.
Speaking to talkSPORT, Frank Warren – who promotes both men – summed up exactly how big this fight it.
“It is unusual for top prospects – especially heavyweights – to meet so early in their careers and get it on like this, but they both want it and they both think they’ve got the beating of each other,” he said.
“At this stage of his career, Daniel is the best heavyweight I’ve ever been involved with. He only had 75 bouts as an amateur. So where he’s at, he’s in a tremendous position and he’s exciting.
“Joe is obviously a silver medallist from the Olympic games and I thought he got robbed, he should have been the gold medallist.
“He’s done everything that’s been asked of him as a professional, he’s beaten a former world champion and some good rated fighters.
“They’re in an unbelievable position now and for British boxing and for us to be having this fight is basically unknown. We can dominate this division for many, many years with these guys.
“This is the biggest British fight in a long time.”While Dubois and Joyce are looking to the future, hours later in Los Angeles will see two legends try to revive the past as Tyson and Jones Jr face off.
The pair secured legendary status long ago but now, with a combined age of 105, they will meet each other for the first time in an eight-round exhibition bout.
Tyson, the youngest heavyweight world champion in history, looks in incredible condition – 15 years on from his last fight.
Thanks to his vegan diet and relentless workout schedule, the 54-year-old has weighed in lighter than he did when he beat Trevor Berbick to become the heavyweight champion of the world at 20.
Jones Jr was a multiple-weight champion and an incredible fighter too in his heyday.
The 51-year-old is considered one of the best pound-for-pound boxers in history and is the only man to start his professional career at light middleweight and go on to win a heavyweight title.
While he is lighter than Tyson and fought most of his career at light-heavyweight, he has been more active with his last ring appearance coming just two years ago.While it’s been billed as an exhibition, both men look to have got themselves in incredible shape and are promising they won’t be going easy on each other.
“I don’t care if they were 100, I’ll still tune in,” declared Tony Bellew.
“As soon as one touches the other one on the whiskers they’re gonna go for each other, it’s as simple as that
“They’re both legendary icons.
“I idolised Mike Tyson as a kid growing up and, in my humble opinion, Roy Jones Jr’s the greatest boxer to ever lace up gloves.”
It promises to be a thrilling night – and you won’t miss a thing on talkSPORT.
Saturday is Fight Night on talkSPORT. Download the talkSPORT App and listen to live and exclusive ringside commentary of Daniel Dubois vs Joe Joyce from 8pm on Saturday, November 28 before we bring you live coverage of Mike Tyson’s return to the ring against Roy Jones Jr.
How to Watch Dubois vs Joyce
Date: Saturday, Nov. 28 | Start Time: 2:30 pm ET
Location: Church House – Westminster, London, England
TV: BT Sport (UK) | Stream: ESPN+ (US)
Dubois, 23, and Joyce, 35, are at very different career points and have had very different roads in their boxing lives to get here, but they have about the same pro experience, and match up for what could be a dramatic contest.
The card will also feature returns for junior welterweight contender Jack Catterall and junior middleweight Hamzah Sheeraz, among others.
Full Card (ESPN+, 2:30 pm ET)
Daniel Dubois (15-0, 14 KO) vs Joe Joyce (11-0, 10 KO), heavyweights, 12 rounds
Hamzah Sheeraz (11-0, 7 KO) vs Guido Nicolas Pitto (26-7-2, 8 KO), junior middleweights, 10 rounds
Jack Catterall (25-0, 13 KO) vs Abderrazak Houya (14-2, 2 KO), junior welterweights, 10 rounds
David Adeleye (3-0, 3 KO) vs Danny Whitaker (4-1, 0 KO), heavyweights, 6 rounds
Jack Massey (16-1, 8 KO) vs Mohammad Ali Bayat (16-1-1, 16 KO), cruiserweights, 8 rounds
Louie Lynn (7-0, 6 KO) vs Paul Holt (7-8, 2 KO), featherweights, 8 rounds
Joshua Frankham (1-0, 0 KO) vs Matt Hall (2-56-2, 0 KO), junior middleweights, 4 rounds
Mitchell Barton (debut) vs Matt Gordon (2-3-1, 0 KO), heavyweights, 4 rounds