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Nov 28, 2020

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.
We’re going boxing mad on talkSPORT this Saturday
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.”
Dubois is considered one of the brightest talents in boxing
Joyce is a hard-hitting, experienced heavyweight and an Olympic medallist
Warren tries his best to keep Dubois and Joyce apart before their eagerly-awaited showdown
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.
Tyson is one of the most devastating fighters of all-time and was heavyweight champion of the world at at the age of just 20
Jones won world titles in four different weight classes, including heavyweight
Tyson and Jones Jr looked in fine shape as they weighed in on Friday
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 dont care if they were 100, Ill still tune in,” declared Tony Bellew.
“As soon as one touches the other one on the whiskers theyre gonna go for each other, its as simple as that
“Theyre both legendary icons.
“I idolised Mike Tyson as a kid growing up and, in my humble opinion, Roy Jones Jrs 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.