sport news Joe Joyce weighs in heavier than Christian Hammer as he admits fight could go ... trends now

sport news Joe Joyce weighs in heavier than Christian Hammer as he admits fight could go ... trends now
sport news Joe Joyce weighs in heavier than Christian Hammer as he admits fight could go ... trends now

sport news Joe Joyce weighs in heavier than Christian Hammer as he admits fight could go ... trends now

Joe Joyce will carry a slight weight advantage into his clash against Christian Hammer this weekend at Wembley Arena. 

The 'Juggernaut' tipped the scales marginally the heavier of the two at 265.9lbs on Friday afternoon, while Hammer, naturally the smaller man, came in at 263lbs for his fourth bout on British soil. 

Joyce, unbeaten in 13 professional outings, clocked in 2lbs heavier than in his most recent outing against Carlos Takam, as the 36-year-old fights for the first time in nearly a year having recovered from a wrist injury. 

Joe Joyce (left) weighed in heavier than Christian Hammer (right) ahead of their Wembley Arena fight this weekend

Joe Joyce (left) weighed in heavier than Christian Hammer (right) ahead of their Wembley Arena fight this weekend

Joyce weighed in at 265.9lbs ahead of the Wembley Arena bout

Hammer, 34, was marginally lighter at 263lbs

Joyce, the overwhelming favourite, tipped the scales at 265.9lbs with Hammer at 263lbs

Joyce, the No 1 contender for Oleksandr Usyk's WBO heavyweight title, is the firm favourite to win the fight as he looks to progress towards the elites of the division, having declared himself ready for the likes of Tyson Fury and Anthony Joshua. 

The Brit was scheduled to fight Joseph Parker in what would have been his toughest test to date, before the former world champion pulled due to his coach, Andy Lee, being unavailable on the fight date. 

Journeyman Hammer (27-9) accepted an offer to take his place, with a proposed September bout between Joyce and Parker now also unlikely after the latter signed with Sky Sports and BOXXER. 

Hammer has stoppage defeats to Tyson and Hughie Fury on his 36-fight record, but he has also taken the likes of Alexander Povetkin, Luis Ortiz and Frank Sanchez

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