Britain’s Joe Joyce steps into the ring with the highly experienced Christian Hammer to defend his WBC Silver and WBO International Heavyweight titles.

A British boxer will light up Wembley Arena once again in a bid to maintain his unbeaten record.

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Joe Joyce aiming to boost claims for a world title bout

‘Juggernaut’ Joe Joyce faces a second challenge to his belts on Saturday when he takes on Christian Hammer at the Wembley Arena.

Still undefeated, Joyce goes into the bout as the heavy favourite at 1/50 and will all but expect to walk out with a straightforward victory.

Improbably beating the previously undefeated Daniel Dubois in 2020, Joe Joyce exploded into popularity and has since terrified boxers of all sizes. After suggesting he should fight the winner of Joshua v Usyk II, Joyce could well earn the shot at the world title he has been craving if he takes a comfortable victory here. He is 10/3 to win by decision or technical decision.

Taking up boxing in his early twenties after quitting his job as a lifeguard, Joyce had a glittering amateur career before turning pro in 2017. Since his first fight, he has become widely accepted as one of the most threatening heavyweights in the division, winning all 13 of his bouts and producing an incredible knockout ratio of 92%. At 1/5, he would surprise nobody by pulling out another one and winning by KO, TKO or DQ.

His towering height of 6’6” and his 80“reach will give him a major advantage over his 6’2” opponent and should allow him to dominate from the early rounds – keeping him at arm’s length and preventing Hammer from doing too much damage. To win in rounds one to three he has odds of only 6/1.

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Can the experienced Christian Hammer halt the Juggernaut?

Fighting a number of boxing’s biggest names, including Tyson Fury, Christian Hammer has registered 26 wins and held the WBO European Heavyweight title three times between 2012 and 2018.

Since his success and perhaps as he draws closer to retirement, his winning ability has diminished and his best chance of success in this bout is to win by KO, TKO or DQ at 18/1.

He goes into this fight against Joyce as the underdog at 10/1 but will certainly have the ability to cause some difficulty for Joyce if he pulls out his hardest hits.

Losing nine of his 36 fights, he is certainly capable of a poor performance and after tasting defeat in two out of his last three outings, it seems unlikely he will manage to out punch the man who is going for a world title bout.

However, he is not known for holding back and his aggressive and powerful style could see him land a few shots on his unbeaten opponent. He is 33/1 to claim a draw from the fight and given odds of 25/1 to win on points.

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