Joe Joyce vs. Richard Lartey Set For June 15 At O2
Hard Hitting Commonwealth Heavyweight Champion Joe Joyce will defend his title against unbeaten Ghanaian Richard Lartey at The York Hall, Bethnal Green, on Friday 15th June, televised live and exclusive on free-to-air Dave.
Joe ‘Juggernaut’ Joyce will make the first defense of his title, he won by a devastating second round KO of Lenroy Thomas. He became the first ever heavyweight boxer to win the prestigious Commonwealth title in just his fourth fight – and with only 12 professional rounds under his belt.
The 6ft 5in Lartey (13-1, 9KOs), previously the Ghanaian Heavyweight Champion and he likes to end fights early with five of those big KOs coming inside the second round. He challenged for the WBC Youth Silver Heavyweight title in December 2014 which resulted in his sole career loss, but is now undefeated in six fights since.
Also On The Card
🌐 Sam Smith and Anisha Basheel (Vacant Commonwealth Female Lightweight title)
🌐 MMA superstar Michael “Venom” Page, fresh off his Bellator victory last month, Vs Michael Ciash ( four rounds at light-heavyweight)
🌐 female fighting sensation Savannah Marshall, Britain’s first ever female World Amateur Champion, features in a six-round super-middleweight contest
🌐 the incredible and inspirational Ruqsana Begum faces Ivanka Ivanova in a rematch after their contest ended in a draw in March and collide over four rounds at super-flyweight; red-hot
🌐 unbeaten Welsh super-middleweight Kody Davies will face Eric Mokonzo over four-rounds
“The bigger the challenge the better I perform and Lartey looks like he can pack some power in the ring so lets see if he can bring it on against me. Four stoppages in four fights and the Commonwealth title is already ticked off. I’ll be going all out to make Lartey number five, keep hold of my belt and tear it up going forward. I haven’t even be a pro for a year yet, I’m thrilled with my progress so far and there is so much more to come from me, it’s frightening when I think about what I’m going to be doing in the heavyweight division.” Joyce said,