Joe Joyce vs Christian Hammer: Date, UK start time, live stream, TV channel, undercard for heavyweight fight night | The Sun

JOE JOYCE is returning to heavyweight action this weekend against German veteran Christian Hammer.

The heavyweight clash forms part of a blockbuster fight night also featuring Jason Cunningham vs Zolani Tete.

The 36-year-old Juggernaut had been expected to face Joseph Parker this September, only for the Kiwi to back out after joining Sky Sports.

The 13-0 Brit has had a frustrating year out of action following a broken arm, and will do battle with respected Romanian-born Hammer.

The 34-year-old boasts an impressive fight record having faced Tyson Fury, Alexander Povetkin and Luiz Ortiz among others.

He most recently went the distance with WBO number three Frank Sanchez.

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When is Joe Joyce vs Christian Hammer?

  • The Juggernaut's hotly-anticipated comeback will take place on Saturday, July 2 in the UK.
  • The fight will be held at the OVO Arena in Wembley.
  • Should Joyce wins, he then aims to hunt down Anthony Joshua, Dillian Whyte, Tyson Fury and a rematch with Daniel Dubois.

What channel is it and can it be live streamed?

  • Joyce vs Hammer will be shown live on BT Sport in the UK.
  • You can live stream the action on the BT Sport app, which is available on your smart TV, laptop, mobile, tablet and console.
  • A BT Sport monthly pass costs £25 a month.
  • The main card is expected to begin around 7pm.

Joyce vs Hammer FULL CARD

  • Joe Joyce vs Christian Hammer (heavyweight)
  • Jason Cunningham vs Zolani Tete (super-bantamweight)
  • Callum Johnson vs Igor Mikhalkin (light-heavyweight)
  • Nathan Heaney vs TBC (middleweight)
  • Marc Videl vs Mark Chamberlain (lightweight)
  • Micky Burke Jr vs TBC (super-featherweight)
  • Henry Turner vs TBC (super-lightweight)
  • Tommy Fletcher vs TBC (cruiserweight)

What has been said?

Upon his return from a Las Vegas training camp earlier this month, Joyce said: "I've known about Christian Hammer for a while now.

"He has fought everybody, it is going to be a good fight, he comes forward and it will be exciting.

"It is one to get me ready for the next fights coming up.

"I've been out of the ring for a whole year now so it will be good to dust off the gloves and shake off the cobwebs.

"It is going to be a big year, this year and next, with some great fights and I just need to be in the right place."

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